Qatar World Cup 2022Diary: Business as usual in Doha

Asian Champions Trophy | India looks to continue its run

Leads the standings with seven points from three games

December 18, 2021 11:13 pm | Updated December 19, 2021 12:27 am IST - Dhaka

On a roll:  The Indians, already in the semifinals, will be upbeat when they face Japan in the last round-robin game.

On a roll: The Indians, already in the semifinals, will be upbeat when they face Japan in the last round-robin game.

Assured of a place in the semifinals, defending champions India would look to continue its winning run when it clashes with Japan in their final round robin match of the Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament here on Sunday.

After a slow start to the tournament, Olympic bronze-medallist India roared back into the five-team tournament with two consecutive wins.

Playing its first tournament after a historic Olympic campaign, India was held to a 2-2 draw by Korea in their opener.

However, the players lifted their games by leaps and bounds to trounce host Bangladesh 9-0 and then got the better of arch-rival Pakistan 3-1 on Friday.

India is currently leading the standings with seven points from three games ahead of Korea (5), Japan (2) and Pakistan (1).

Bangladesh is yet to register its presence in the scoresheet, having lost both their games so far.

Coming into the tournament as clear favourites, the Indians were by far the better side among all other teams, simply on the basis of form and world standings.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.