Anjum to lead Indian Eves in Australia Tour

Experienced striker Saba Anjum was named captain for 18-member Indian women’s hockey squad for a four-match Test series against the hosts Australia and Three Nation 9-a-side Lanco International Super Series. Malaysia, India and hosts Hockeyroos will play in the nine-a-side tournament.

Hockey Australia’s International Super Series
launch video clip

For the details of the 9-a-side format  International Super Series which features nine players per side and is played on the normal dimension field with an additional one metre wider goal and a player in the attacking half at all times, visit this page and launch video here.

Saba AnjumSquad:
Goalkeepers: Yogita Bali, E Rajani
Defenders: Joydeep Kaur, Preety Sunila Kiro, Jaspreet Kaur
Midfielders: Asunta Lakra Kirandeep Kaur, Ritu Rani, P Sushila Chanu, Mukta Prava Barla Deepika
Forwards: Saba Anjum (Captain), Jasjeet Kaur Handa (vice captain), Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Rani, Soundarya Yendala, Rosalin Dung Dung.

Standbys: Savita (goalkeeper), Th. Pinki Devi (defender), MN Ponnamma, Kiran Dahiya (midfielders), Rashmi Singh (forward)

Schedule Test Series: Continue reading →

Bronze for India in the U-18 Girls Asia Cup

5th positioned in last edition, India,  defeated defending champions Korea 2-0 to win the Bronze Medal in the 3rd Girls U-18 Asia cup at Bangkok, Anupa Barla (43 minute) and Navjot Kaur (68 minute) scored goals for India.

Calender 2011 Women

Calender 2011 Women

Links to Hockey India Press Releases related to the U-18 Girls Asia Cup:
India go down to Japan 3?4 in semi final of  3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup (23 September 2011)
India beat Malaysia to top Pool ‘B’ 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup (22 September 2011)
India beat  China 4?2 and Advance to Semi Final of 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup (20 September 2011)
India Whip Sri Lanka 13?0 in 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup (17 September 2011)
Indian Team for 3rd Girls U-18 Asia Cup at Bangkok, Thailand (9 September 2011)

Dream Final India Vs Pakistan: Asian Champions Trophy 2011 at Ordos, China

India Pakistan FlagsThe traditional arch rivals India and Pakistan will face again each other in the finals of Asian Champions Trophy 2011 at Ordos, China, with a gap of one day. The finalist were decided after great day of hockey which saw three awesome matches, 2 draws and 1 win with catch me if you can situations. In first match, India held Pakistan (2-2) after going down 0-2 in the early minutes of second half, resulted in Pakistan reaching the finals but India’s hang on Malaysia Vs Japan match in the latter half of the day. China held formidable Korea from 0-1 deficit to 1-1 in the second match of the day. Malaysia showed nice game and came from behind from 0-2 at half time to win it 3-2 against to set up repeat of Friday on Sunday, with India Vs Pakistan in finals, Japan Vs Malaysia in bronze medal match and Korea Vs China in fifth place play off.

Men’s Finals on September 11 (Sunday, Time in IST)
10:30-12:30     China Vs Korea: 5th Place
13:00-15:00     Japan Vs Malaysia:  Bronze Medal
15:30-17:30     Pakistan Vs India: Final

Women’s Finals on September 10 (Saturday, Time in IST)
12:30-14:30      Japan Vs India: Bronze Medal
15:00-19:00      China Vs Korea: Final

Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) posts on their Facebook page, “India must be smiling being in the Finals. Malaysia achieved the MHF target to be top 4 finsih but need to win against Japan in the 3rd & 4th placing match on Sunday, at least bronze medal. Korea (London Cup Champions) playing against China for 5 & 6…. Thanks god for supporting us for the win. Malaysia Boleh!!!!” We congratulate them wholeheartedly for achieving their target and wish them good luck for bronze medal match. Continue reading →

Asian Champions Trophy 2011: Arch Rivals Pakistan and India are Leading the Table

Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Men’s):
India and Pakistan have put up impressive performance in the tournament. India is only unbeaten team with 2 wins and 2 draws while Pakistan has won 3 and lost only to reach the top of table (given below) ahead of the final set of round-robin matches, while India is just a point behind Pakistan.  The neighboring arch-rivals will be playing their final round-robin match against each other on 9th Sept (Friday), which is a virtual semi-final for the event. India have scored more goals and conceded less than any other team in the competition, making best goal difference in the tournament till now.

In the virtual semi-final, a win for either Pakistan or India would see them in final and japan will need victory over Malaysia, but a draw between India and Pakistan may be just enough for the latter, but India will have to wait for the result of match between third placed Japan and Malaysia which is out of the race for final. The tournament is still wide open.

Asian Champions Trophy 2011 (Women’s):
Korea needs a draw against Japan in their final round-robin match to reach the Gold medal match. And if Japan wins the match they will be through to Gold medal match. While host China also needs a draw against India who are at the bottom of table, but India can not be taken lightly by China as India had beaten China 2-1 in 1st Asian Champions Trophy to win Bronze medal.

Current Standings – Men (7th September 2011) Continue reading →

2nd Asian Champion Trophy (Women’s)

Top four teams (China, Korea, Japan and India) from Asian Games 2010 will participate in the tournament which involves round-robin league among all teams followed by play-offs for final positions.

Detailed Schedule of the second Asian Champions Trophy (Women’s) (Times are indicated in CST i.e. GMT+8.00): Continue reading →

56th IHF National Women’s Hockey Final Match

56th IHF National Women’s Hockey Final Match Photographs