India junior boys held on to beat Argentina by 3-2

India Junior Men Team held on to beat Argentina by 3-2 after taking early lead in the game in the ongoing 5th Sultan of Johor Cup at Johor Bahru today.

Arman Qureshi of India in action against Argentina during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in Johor Bahru

Arman Qureshi of India in action against Argentina during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in Johor Bahru

After winning start against Pakistan and defeat by the hands of Great Britain, Indian colts maintained their positive result against the Latin Americans and defeated them in all aspects of the game. Armaan, Gurjant and Nilkanta scored for India while Casena and Keenan scored for Argentina in well contested match. Continue reading →

India team reaches after successful New Zealand tour

The India Men Hockey Team arrived with a boosted confidence after a successful campaign in New Zealand. The team reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi last night. India scored a resounding 2-0 win in first two games against New Zealand A and secured a series win against the New Zealand national team 2-1 in a four-match series.

India men team at IGI Airport New Delhi after arriving from New Zealand tour 2015

India men team at IGI Airport New Delhi after arriving from New Zealand tour 2015

The team returned with many positives that give them a boost of confidence for the upcoming Hero Hockey World League Final, to be held in India later this year. The team enjoyed an impressive winning campaign as they stepped up defensively on the field and took good control of the game in every match that they played against both the teams. Continue reading →

India edged by Great Britain in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Defending Champions India went down fighting by 4-3 against last year’s finalists Great Britain in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 in a well contested match.

India setting up defending line against Great Britain during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

India setting up defending line against Great Britain during Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

It was an important match for both the teams as, while Great Britain was looking at settling scores with India for their Finale loss to them last year, India was looking at registering their second consecutive win in the tournament post their convincing win against Pakistan yesterday. Trailing the game by 2-3 at the end of the first half, Great Britain kept its nerves to come back into the game and win by 4-3. Continue reading →

India started Sultan of Johor Cup with win over Pakistan

It was a day for Indian Hockey. While the India Men Hockey Team won the New Zealand Tour, the India Men Junior team kick-started their outing in the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup with a win as they beat Pakistan with a convincing 5-1 score.

India celebrating a goal against Pakistan in their Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 opening game

India celebrating a goal against Pakistan in their Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 opening game

The Defending Champions commenced the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup with perfect style as they went on to beat arch rivals Pakistan by 5-1. It was the Indians who dominated the entire match as they kept clocking in the goals, going on to register an easy win in their opening match today. Continue reading →

Black Sticks defeated by India men and Argentina women in Christchurch

The visitors India men and Argentina women edged past the Black Sticks teams by just one goal respectively, at Marist Park at St Bede’s College in Christchurch (New Zealand) tonight. The winning goals came in the last few minutes of the matches.

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India's Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

Black Sticks Hugo Inglis tackled by India’s Birendra Lakra at Marist Park, Christchurch (Credits: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz)

With this win, India are leading in the series by 2-1, as India lost the 1st match of the series by 2-0 and won second match by 3-1 at Nelson. In the last match of the series, the Black Sticks Men face India in the South Island Tour at 13:00 local time i.e. 05:30 IST this Sunday in Christchurch. Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand test series is available here. Continue reading →

India beat New Zealand by 3-1 to level the series

After defeat in the opening match of the test series, India came back strongly to beat New Zealand 3-1 to level the series in 2nd match at Nelson in the 4-match test series against the Black Sticks National Men team.

Ramandeep Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Ramandeep opened scoring for India

After defeating New Zealand A in practice matches, India lost 0-2 to hosts in the first test of the 4-match test series in New Zealand. But, India lifted their tempo throughout the second match and displayed attacking hockey which helped them score three goals over the hosts, while the Black Sticks could find target only once. With this win, India has now equalized the four match series 1-1, with two games left in the ongoing New Zealand Series. Continue reading →