Misc. news about Indian hockey

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Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

Post by arjun2761 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:34 am

India beat New Zealand 4-2 in the first hockey test in Bangalore.

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Post by PKBasu » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm

#5 India should be beating #9 New Zealand, especially at home, but we have had a lot of trouble against NZ over the years. So it is good to see the relatively emphatic win in this first home test against New Zealand.

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Post by PKBasu » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:54 am

India won the second test against NZ quite comfortably too — 3-1, with Rupinderpal (PC), SV Sunil and Nadeep scoring India’s goals. This is beginning to look quite good, albeit on home soil.

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Post by arjun2761 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:31 pm

We also won the 3rd test 4-0 to complete a 3 match sweep of NZ.

Encouraging that we could dominate NZ at home although the friendlies are often when teams are experimenting so can't read too much into these results.

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Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

Post by ssp » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:47 am

One of our greatest players, Sardar Singh has announced his retirement from international hockey. For many years he carried our mediocre teams and although, it's sad to see him go, he has not been at his best for the past 2+ years.

He was dropped from the 25 member squad for the Asian Champions trophy:
http://hockeyindia.org/news/hockey-indi ... -camp.html

Glad to see the return of the 2 Sumits and Jarmanpreet, but frustrating to see Mandeep and Akashdeep retained.

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