KARACHI - India has picked a new look team for the Asia Cup hockey which will be played in Kuantan (Malaysia) from May 9-16. According to information available here Sandeep Singh will lead a 18-man squad as India defend their Asia Cup hockey title. There were four changes to the side that won the Azlan Shah Cup earlier this month. Ignace Tirkey, Sarwanjit Singh, Bharat Chhikara and Shivendra Singh have been replaced by V Raghunath, Vikram Pillay, Rajpal Singh and Hari Prasad. Shivendra, who has been recovering from a shoulder injury, has been put on the stand-by list. India which won the title in 2003 in Kuala Lumpur and retained it four years later at Chennai will attempt to lift the Asia Cup title for the third time. The winner of the Asia Cup will get an automatic entry to the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi. Indian Squad: Goalkeepers: Baljit Singh, Adrian D'Souza Full-backs: Sandeep Singh (captain), Dilip Tirkey, V.Raghunath Midfielders: Gurbaj Singh, Sardar Singh, Ajitesh Roy, Vikram Pillay, Prabodh Tirkey, V.S.Vinaya Forwards: Tushar Khandker, Rajpal Singh, Prabhjot Singh, S.V.Sunil, Arjun Halappa, Hari Prasad, Gurvinder Singh Chandi Standbyes: P.R.Sreejesh, Sarwanjit Singh, Bharat Chhikara, Shivendra Singh PooL A: South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Sri Lanka Pool B: India, Pakistan, China, Bangladesh Fixture (India's matches): May 9: India vs. Bangladesh; May 10: India vs. Pakistan; May 12: India vs. China; May 14: semi-finals; May 16: Final.