Ranchi Rays and Delhi Waveriders play a 2-2 draw

An action packed match played between Ranchi Rays and Delhi Waveriders in the 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League today at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, concluded with a draw at 2-2.

Birendra Lakra Ranchi Rays Hero Hockey India League 2015

Birendra Lakra of Ranchi Rays was adjudged Man of the Match against Delhi Waveriders during Hero Hockey India League 2015

The first half of the match saw some remarkable skills from the Delhi Waveriders’ team as Akashdeep Singh was seen dribbling his way into the Ranchi Rays’ D, beating the defenders and the goalkeeper and pierced in a dramatic field goal, giving Delhi Waveriders a head start in the match by 1-0 as early as the third minute of the game itself. Though the ball possession rate was dominated by the Ranchi Rays, but the team failed to convert any opportunities in the first quarter. Continue reading →

Ranchi vs Delhi and Punjab vs UP in HIL on Republic Day of India

Post their electrifying win yesterday over Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi Rays looks to be finding its form in the ongoing 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League as they face Delhi Waveriders in Ranchi while Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face the confident Jaypee Punjab Warriors on their home turf in Mohali (Schedule and results here).

Jaypee Punjab Warriors Hero Hockey India League

Jaypee Punjab Warriors Hero Hockey India League

On the other hand post their 2-2 draw against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their opening game of Hockey India League in Lucknow, the Sardar Singh led Delhi Waveriders team still looks confident of stamping their dominance in the League. With both the teams looking at a win tomorrow at 1700 HRS IST it will yet again be an exciting clash in the League which has been witnessing each team giving their best and showcasing that they are no less than the other. Continue reading →

Uttar Pradesh Wizards held Delhi Waveriders for 2-2 Draw

On the second day of the Hero Hockey India League 2015, the turf of Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow witnessed a high voltage, neck-to-neck clash between the home team Uttar Pradesh Wizards and the Defending Champions Delhi Waveriders where the game ended in a draw, with a score of 2-2, confirming that the Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ team, this year, is here with a determination to give a tough fight to their opponents in the League.

Players of Uttar Pradesh Wizards celebrating a goal Hero Hockey India League 2015

Players of Uttar Pradesh Wizards celebrating the equalizing goal Hero Hockey India League 2015

After a goalless first quarter, the opening goal of the match was scored in the second quarter when Uttar Pradesh Wizards were awarded a penalty stroke and Jeroen Hertzberger made the most out of the opportunity as he successfully put the ball in the net. This gave the home team a much-needed lead of 1-0 over Delhi Waveriders. Not deterred by this pressure, Delhi Waveriders made a rapid comeback as Steven Edwards soon scored a leveller in the same quarter, breaching the sturdy guard of goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. Despite a number of attempts by both the teams, no further goals were scored as the half time closed in with a levelled score of 1-1 on the scoreboard. Continue reading →

Double header on day 2 of Hockey India League 2015

The 2nd day of 3rd Hero Hockey India League will see double, in first one defending champions Delhi Waveriders take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Lucknow and Jaypee Punjab Warriors will challenge Dabang Mumbai in Mumbai.

Uttar Pradersh Wizards practices ahead of Hockey India League 2015 opener

Uttar Pradersh Wizards practices ahead of Hockey India League 2015 opener

Dabang Mumbai and Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be seen battling it out in their Hockey India League 2015 opener on 23 January 2015 (tomorrow) at 1900 HRS (IST) at Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai and will be telecasted LIVE on Star Sports, while Delhi Waveriders will take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards at 1500 HRS (IST). Entry to the stadium for all the Hockey India League matches in Lucknow is free.

Last when both the teams had met was in the semi-final match of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League wherein UP Wizards lost the match to Delhi Waveriders which stopped them from reaching the Finale. With Uttar Pradesh Wizards looking at pay back where they lost to Delhi Waveriders by 1 goal to 0, Sardar Singh led team would be aware of this and will not allow the opponents of getting the better of them. Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2015: Schedule and Results

Hero Hockey India League 2015

Hero Hockey India League LogoTeams: Dabang Mumbai, Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors, Kalinga Lancers, Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards

Venues: Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Mohali, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi.
Live telecast details of Hero Hockey India League 2015:
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 1 in India

Live streaming online on starsports.com

Points Table of Hockey India League 2015 here:

Hockey India League 2015 Points Table

The detailed schedule and results of Hockey India League 2015 here: Continue reading →

Hero Hockey India League 2015 all set to commence on Jan 22

New Delhi, 19 January 2015: The most-awaited hockey league, Hero Hockey India League 2015 is all set to begin with a dazzling Opening Ceremony at the illustrious Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on 22nd January 2015.

Delhi Waveriders celebrating as they became champions of Hero Hockey India League 2014

Delhi Waveriders celebrating as they became champions of Hero Hockey India League 2014

The 3rd edition of the League will start with a clash between home team Kalinga Lancers and new look team from Ranchi, Ranchi Rays co-owned by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain of Indian Cricket Team) in-front of the hockey-crazy fans of Odisha.

After the thriving past seasons of the League, young talents of both Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays are perfectly groomed-up and ready as a spirited side with the abilities to stun any mighty team. In this season, the Ranchi Rays are entirely focussed on winning the most number of matches with the objective to reach the finals. On the other side, Kalinga Lancers, who finished at the bottom of the table in their debut season, are now in a much better shape with a perfect team of settled as well as young talents. The Lancers have previously stunned the team from Ranchi by 4-1 at their home-turf last season and will now aim to be the victor of as many games as they can. Continue reading →