PREVIEW (By Uthra Ganesan)
The final time India and England confronted off was in a pool match on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, a recreation that had extra classes for either side than the 4-4 scoreline would counsel.
After contrasting wins of their respective opening World Cup video games right here, their face-off on Sunday wouldn’t simply be a digital combat for the highest spot in Group D but in addition an opportunity to show they’d definitively moved on from the errors of their earlier assembly.
At Birmingham in July final yr, the Indians stamped their dominance to take a 3-0 lead, taking part in near-perfect hockey – earlier than shedding their collective kind and minds to select up a sequence of playing cards, taking part in with a person down for nearly your complete second half and conceding objectives on a platter. And with England declaring its intention to play its personal model of ‘Bazball”, or attacking, a free-flowing, risk-taking brand of hockey, it won’t be straightforward for the host to come back out on high.
P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh
Head Coach: Graham Reid
David Ames (captain), James Albery, Liam Ansell, Nick Bandurak, Will Calnan, David Condon, David Goodfield, Harry Martin, James Mazarelo (GK), Nick Park, Ollie Payne (GK), Phil Roper, Scott Rushmere, Liam Sanford, Tom Sorsby, Zach Wallace, Jack Waller, Sam Ward
Head Coach: Paul Revington
It received’t be unattainable either- Towards Spain, India’s assault was sharp and focused. The midfield of Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, and Akashdeep Singh was relentless find the gaps. The defence, in fact, was the star, with gamers actually placing their our bodies on the road and Krishan Pathak pulling off a sequence of good saves to stake his credentials as Sreejesh’s successor.
However most significantly, India proved it had learnt its classes and will maintain and regulate its construction to shifting opposition plans in its 2-0 win in opposition to Spain with out shedding self-discipline though Abhishek’s suspension within the essential fourth quarter would have positively been spoken about within the workforce assembly, as would have the missed penalty corners.
England’s 5-0 win in opposition to Wales would possibly sound extra spectacular however the distinction in opposition must be taken into consideration, as additionally the actual fact of the latter taking part in its first-ever World Cup. The aggressive recreation performed by England would check India’s defence much more but in addition hopefully enable the Indians to run extra freely. England’s shaky begin in CWG was capitalised on by India then and taking an early lead could be a giant benefit this time as nicely.
On the flip aspect, England fared worse with its penalty corners — incomes 12 however fumbling 10, its essential drag-flicker and top-scorer within the final one yr Nicholas Bandurak failing to fireside. With little to separate the 2 sides on area, the gang could be the additional edge for India and if the opening recreation was any indicator, Sunday’s recreation is ready to be a cracker.
Performed: 21 | India: 10 | England: 7 | Draw: 4
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
August 1, 2022: India 4-4 England (Commonwealth Video games)
April 3, 2022: India 4-3 England (FIH Professional League)
April 2, 2022: India 3-3 England (FIH Professional League)
April 14, 2018: England 2-1 India (Commonwealth Video games)
April 11, 2018: India 4-3 England (Commonwealth Video games)
When and the place will India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup be performed?
India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup shall be performed on the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on Sunday – January 15, 2023.
At what time will India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup start?
India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup will start at 7PM IST.
The place to look at India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup?
India vs England Group D match of the 2023 Males’s Hockey World Cup shall be telecast reside on Star Sports activities First, Star Sports activities Choose 2 HD, Star Sports activities Choose 2 SD. The identical shall be streamed reside on Disney+ Hotstar.
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