India to play New Zealand A in opening match of tour, 2nd Oct at 530AM IST in Auckland

The India Men Hockey team is all set to start their New Zealand tour with the match against New Zealand A team, which is scheduled to be played on 2nd October in early morning at 05:30 IST i.e. 13:00 in local time.

India men hockey at a practice session in Auckland before their 1st test against New Zealand A

India men hockey at a practice session in Auckland before their 1st test against New Zealand A

India will be playing the first two games against New Zealand A followed by 4 matches against the Black Sticks team in the six match series. The live stream of 4 matches against New Zealand national team will be available on this website, www.thefansofhockey.com, stay tuned!. Continue reading →

Learnt new skills of goalkeeping under Dave Staniforth: PR Sreejesh

The India Men Hockey team started their training session at Auckland for the upcoming New Zealand Series which commences on 02 October. India is touring New Zealand for a 4-Test match series against New Zealand National Team and two matches against New Zealand A team.

Dave Staniforth training young Indian Hockey Goalkeepers Harjot Singh and Sushant Tirkey

Dave Staniforth training young Indian Hockey Goalkeepers Harjot Singh and Sushant Tirkey

The wall of the Indian Hockey team, Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is confident of putting a good show in the upcoming Test Series. Specially after having undergone a three week goalkeeping camp under Dave Staniforth, PR Sreejesh is looking more confident of his form and is positive of showcasing a more consolidated defence. Continue reading →

India Men Hockey Team Reached Auckland for New Zealand Test Series

The India Men Hockey Team have reached Auckland (New Zealand) for the upcoming New Zealand Tour where they are scheduled to play four matches against New Zealand National Team and two matches against New Zealand A Team.

India men hockey team at IGI Airport New Delhi before departing to Auckland (New Zealand) for test series

India men hockey team at IGI Airport New Delhi before departing to Auckland (New Zealand) for test series

The series is in preparation for the upcoming Hero Hockey World League Final, to be held in Raipur later this year where India will be seen clashing against top hockey teams of the world. 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 →

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand Test Series is Announced

Hockey India today announced the Indian Men Hockey squad for the upcoming New Zealand tour which is scheduled from 02 October to 11 October 2015. India will play a total of six games in the tour. The first two games will be played against New Zealand A and the rest of the four matches against the New Zealand’s National squad.

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand tour

Indian Men Hockey Squad for New Zealand tour

The New Zealand tour will be in preparation for the Hero Hockey World League Raipur 2015 which is scheduled from 27 November to 6 December in Raipur, India followed by the all important RIO Olympics next year. Continue reading →

India to tour New Zealand to play 6 test series from Oct 2nd

Hockey India and Hockey New Zealand today announced a six match series between India and New Zealand scheduled to take place from 2 to 11 October 2015 in New Zealand. New Zealand (ranked 7th in FIH Hockey Ranking, i.e. a place above India) are yet to qualify for Rio Olympics, while the visitors had booked their ticket by winning Asian Games in 2014.

India vs New Zealand during Champions Trophy 2012, Black Sticks Phil Burrows and Kothajit Singh at Melbourne (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

File Photo: India vs New Zealand, Kothajit Singh taking on Black Sticks Phil Burrows (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

The matches will be played in Auckland, Nelson and Christchurch. While India will play the first two matches against the New Zealand A team the last four matches will be played against the New Zealand senior men team. For India the Tour will be in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final 2015 to be held in Raipur later this year, followed by Rio Olympics slated in 2016 while for New Zealand they will prepare for the upcoming 2015 Oceania Cup wherein a win there would confirm a berth for them in the Rio Olympics 2016. Continue reading →