featurehockey2 months ago

Experienced Indian hockey players still need to learn as much as recent debutants, asserts Kieran Govers

Former Australian hockey player Kieran Govers, who is going to conduct a coaching camp exclusively for the Indian strikers, has stated that the experienced Indian players still have to learn as much as the youngsters. He also said that he would like to take up a coach’s role somewhere in the future.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

India created chances but failed to convert those, states Siegfried Aikman after Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final

Japan’s hockey coach Siegfried Aikman is of the opinion that India managed to create chances in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final against Korea but failed to convert them. After the game had ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation time, Korea defeated India in the shoot-out to win the title.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

New coaching unit brings holistic experience to Indian men’s hockey team

The Indian men’s hockey team is set to get a new coaching unit a couple of months before the FIH Series Finals as Hockey India has recommended Graham Reid's name for the chief coach’s post to the sports ministry. Shivendra Singh is also set to be appointed as an assistant coach of the team.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup | Why coachless India will not go into the tournament as favourites

The Indian men’s hockey team will start a fresh year with the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament which will be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 23. However, the men’s team has its own share of problems before starting their campaign in 2019 with only a year left for the Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

Amit Rohidas targets Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to start 2019 on high

Amit Rohidas has said that he wants to perform a lot better in 2019 than compared to what he did in the previous year and for that the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia is important to get a good start. The 28th edition of the prestigious event will begin from March 23 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey3 months ago

Lalit Upadhyay – The man who perfectly lived up to the #10YearChallenge

Lalit Upadhyay has been one of the important members of the Indian hockey team’s forward line for a while now but things weren’t great a decade ago. It has been a roller coaster ride for the Varanasi lad who has risen from the nadir with all the controversies to be a constant in the Indian team.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey4 months ago

Rani Rampal targets Olympic qualification for Indian women’s hockey team

After a successful tour to Spain, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team Rani Rampal has stated that the team is focussed on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2020. The Indian team will start its Olympic qualification matches in Japan’s Hiroshima from June 23 this year.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey5 months ago

Hockey World Cup | Forward line being off-colour hurt India, believes Ashish Ballal

Former India goalkeeper Ashish Ballal is of the opinion that the Indians lost the quarter-final game against Netherlands at the ongoing World Cup because of the poor show by the forwards. He also added that the umpiring in the game was debatable on a few occasions which also went against the hosts.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

Hockey World Cup | Qualification scenario ahead of third round pool games

As many as 16 nations are battling out in the 2018 edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. With two rounds of pool games already over, let’s take a look at how the 16 countries are placed in their respective pools and the qualification scenario for the quarters.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

Hockey World Cup | It is important to get good results in group stage, asserts Viren Rasquinha

Viren Rasquinha has stated that the Indian team needs to get good results from the matches in the pool stage so that they can get a better draw in the later stages of the World Cup. The former captain mentioned that the team for the tournament has been selected as per the fitness and recent form.
Chiranjibi Pati