One of India's biggest medal hopes, wrestler Bajrang Punia, will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony on August 8.
The Indian captain said it was not easy to prepare the team physically and mentally when the Games were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under Manpreet's captaincy, the Indian team won the Asia Cup in 2017, the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018 and the FIH Series Final in 2019.
India had last week announced a 16-member team for the Tokyo Games but refrained from naming the captain although it was more or less certain that Rani would lead the side.
The Indian men's hockey team has won 11 Olympic medals, includes eight gold, one silver and two bronze. However, it has been 41 years since the team last won an Olympic medal.
Eight seasoned players -- are part of the 16-member strong squad. The team captain will be announced later, said HI
The Indian men's hockey team is scheduled to begin its campaign on July 24 against New Zealand.
The selection of the final 16 players who will represent the country in Tokyo is awaited and Toppo said there is no dearth of talent in the squad with several youngsters rising the ranks.
"Everyone is confident about their respective games and if we play to our full potential, we can certainly make history in the Tokyo Olympics," said Indian hockey team Midfielder Nilkanta Sharma
The candidates have become eligible to be appointed for HI-sanctioned sub-junior and junior category tournaments.
Batra, who is also the President of IOA and IOC member, narrowly defeated his rival Marc Coudron, chief of Belgium Hockey Federation, by a margin of two votes
Jaskaran, son of hockey Olympian and former India coach Rajinder Singh Jr, is currently training with the men's senior core group for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
The experienced Sreejesh, who has also led the Indian team in the past, was one of the four new members appointed by the Executive Board.
Mukesh Kumar, who earlier served as the secretary before resigning to his post, along with the Telangana Hockey team, met Sports Minister for the State V Srinivas Goud on Thursday.
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