The top three teams will qualify for the 2023 FIH World Cup.
After exciting matches played out on day one and two at the Hockey Hero Asia Cup 2022 here at the state-of-the-art GBK Sports Arena, teams gear up for the final challenge in the group stage which will decide who makes it to the exciting Super 4s.
For now, in pool A Japan have topped the group with big wins against Indonesia 9-0 and India 5-2 whereas Pakistan is placed second following a 1-1 draw against India and a massive 13-0 win against hosts Indonesia.
Defending champions India, meanwhile, have slumped to the third position in group A having lost a match to Japan and drawn a match against Pakistan. To avoid an early exit from title contention, India will now have to win against Indonesia by a huge margin and hope Pakistan lose to Japan in their last group match tomorrow.
Sardar Singh will be the coach of the Indian Hockey team with plenty of fresh faces. It is a side that features fringe players and will be led by Birendra Lakra.
Goalkeepers: Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Yashdeep Siwach, Abhishek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (C), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey
Midfielders: Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh
Forwards: Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (Vice-Captain), Uttam Singh, S Karthi
Team India’s full schedule, fixtures and live match times for Men’s Asia Cup 2022:
India begin their Hockey Asia Cup campaign against rivals Pakistan on 23 May. The Men in Blue will play Japan and Indonesia in the other fixtures in Pool A.
Team India Schedule:
23 May 2022 – India 1-1 Pakistan (Match Report)
24 May 2022 – India 2-5 Japan (Match Report)
26 May 2022 – India v/s Indonesia
All the matches are scheduled for a 5pm IST start.
Where To Watch
The Men’s Asia Cup 2022 will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Disney+ Hotstar will exclusively stream all the matches, too.
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