Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team defender Birendra Lakra yesterday said that they are working on new strategies which will help them perform well in the Champions Trophy starting Dec 6 at the Kalinga Stadium here.

Birendra Lakra
Birendra Lakra 

Today, we worked on various variations and team combinations and we also implemented a few new strategies," the 24-year-old said. "Our training session is going very good. We have adapted ourselves with the ground and the atmosphere here.

The morning practice sessions help us start with a fresh mind," Birendra, who has played in 87 international matches, added. India play Germany on Dec 6, followed by Argentina (Dec 7) and The Netherlands (Dec 8).