Harmanpreet’s Brace help India in beating Malaysia

Riding on Harmanpreet Singh’s double strike, India Junior Men Team edged past the host team Malaysia by 2-1 in their fourth league match of the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup, being played at Johor Bahru today.

Harmanpreet Singh of India in action against Malaysia during 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

Harmanpreet Singh of India in action against Malaysia during 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015

The Indian colts dominated the match from the first minute and penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh’s two conversions in helped his team to earn three more points. With 9 points, defending champion India Junior Men Team now leads the points-table, ahead of Great Britain (8 points) and Argentina (7 points). Continue reading →

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 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 →

Improving Defence is Key for both Senior & Junior India Teams: Manpreet Singh and Anand Lakra

Being confident for the upcoming New Zealand Test Series, the India Men Hockey Team is geared-up to take on the kiwi challenge. While the India Men Jr Team are gearing-up to go all out and ensure positive results in upcoming the 5th Sultan of Johor Cup from 11th to 18th October.

Manpreet Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Manpreet Singh during a practice session

The two-time reigning champion India Junior Men Team is determined to defend its title for the third time in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. And the Indian Men Hockey team are looking forward to the upcoming clash against New Zealand that the series is all set to throw at them from 02 October to 11 October 2015. Continue reading →

Junior India will participate in Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 from Oct 11

Junior Men Hockey of India will be participating on 5th Sultan of Johor Cup 2015 to be played from 11th to 18th October 2015 at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This is the one of very few under-21 invitational hockey tournament in international hockey circuit, which is organized by Malaysian Hockey Confederation.

India Under-21 Men Hockey team listening to coach Harendra Singh during Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

File Photo: India Under-21 Men Hockey team and coach Harendra Singh at Breda, Netherlands during Volvo U21 Tournament

Defending champions of last two edition, India will be playing against 5 other teams to retain the title and make it third consecutive title. Apart from India and hosts Malaysia, the tournament will witness Argentina, Australia, Great Britain and Pakistan in action in round robin format. Continue reading →