Kothajit and Birendra played 100th Match, as Japan held India for 1-1 Draw

In the opening match of India-Japan Series at Bhubaneswar, the visitors held the hosts for 1-1 draw in front a good number of spectators at Kalinga Stadium.

India vs Japan test series at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar

India vs Japan test series at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar

Japan took the initial lead in the 19th minute of the match and was leading the game 1-0 till lemon break. India equalized through a good flick on penalty corner by VR Raghunath in 44th minute. Once scores were level, both the teams tried hard to get the winner and had chances but failed to score. Continue reading →

Well-prepared India and Japan teams arrive in Bhubaneswar today

Just two days before the India-Japan Test Series 2015, both the national teams of Japan and India reached Bhubaneswar today. It was the Japan team who arrived first at the morning with full strength and confidence to surprise higher-ranked Indian team at the Kalinga Stadium.

The Indian team arrived at noon after concluding a nine-day preparatory camp in New Delhi. Post finishing at 3rd position in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the team is looking for a series win against FIH Rank 16 Japan. For India, the Test series will be in preparation for the upcoming FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp, Belgium, scheduled in June. While for Japan, the series will help them gear-up for the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to be held in June again. Continue reading →

Pardeep is excited to be in team for India Japan Series

The Indian Men team for the upcoming India Japan Series was announced today. The 4 match series scheduled in Bhubaneswar from 3-9 May 2015 and will be live on DD Sports. Indian squad of 24 players include youngsters like Lalit Upadhyay, Pardeep Mor, Harmanpreet Singh. Following a stellar performance in Railway’s gold medal at Hockey Nationals 2015, Yuvraj Walmiki will also be seen in the taking on Japan at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Pardeep Mor (Indian Hockey Player)

Pardeep Mor

Speaking with this website, young midfielder Pardeep Mor from Haryana seemed excited about his inclusion in the team and he said is ready to grab the opportunity with both hands.

Pardeep said, “I have been working hard for a chance to play in the senior team. I have always gave my best domestic tournaments and Hockey India League. I am very excited to be in team along with all senior players. I will give my best shot during the India-Japan Series. 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 →

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 →