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India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

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India vs Pakistan Live – Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE: New-look and inexperienced Indian team led by Birendra Lakra will look to defend their title as they begin their Asia Cup campaign on Monday. The men in blue will battle it out against arch-rivals Pakistan in tournament opener at the vibrant GBK Arena in Jakarta. The match is schedule to begin at 5.00 pm IST: Follow Asia Cup Hockey LIVE InsideSport.IN for more updates

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India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

 

  • This tournament will serve as a preparatory tournament and India will look to test their bench strength ahead of a busy season with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games later this year and the FIH World Cup next year.
  • India have named a young team by resting some of the big names like regular skipper Manpreet Singh.
  • However the squad also has experienced players in captain Birendra Lakra and vice-captain SV Sunil, while star performer at the Tokyo Olympic Games Simranjeet Singh makes a comeback after a long injury lay-off.
  • The team will be guided by two-time Olympian and former captain Sardar Singh as their coach.

India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

In the previous edition of this marquee tournament in Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) calendar which is also World Cup qualifier, India had defeated Malaysia 2-1 in a scintillating final held in Dhaka. Both India and Pakistan have won the tournament three times each, while South Korea is the most successful team having clinched the title four times out of 10 previous editions.

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener - Follow LIVE updates 
Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener – Follow LIVE updates

Speaking on the eve of their opening match against Pakistan, both Lakra and Sunil stressed on the need to guide the youngsters in the high-pressure game. “Pressure is always there (against Pakistan). Any match against Pakistan is always a high-voltage one. As seniors we can’t be too excited then the junior players will come under pressure. So, we need to take it as a normal match,” Sunil said.

Lakra added: “Both the teams are young. For us, it is important to go match by match. If the performance is good result will definitely come. If we perform well the confidence level will be high. 

India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

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Emphasizing on how all teams are on par with each other and on a good day, anyone can upset any team, Sunil said, “No team can be taken lightly. Everyone is here to earn a place in the World Cup next year and as defending champions our focus will be on putting up our best show.”  

Other matches on the day

An action-packed opening day will also witness Malaysia take on Oman, who are riding on the success of their Asian Games Qualifier in Thailand a fortnight ago, while Asian Champions Trophy title holders Korea will play Bangladesh in the Pool B matches. Japan, who are also the Asian Games defending champions, will take on hosts Indonesia.

The tournament will be played in a Super4s pool format with top two teams from each pool progressing to the next stage.

The final of the tournament will be played on June 1.

India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

When to watch India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Match LIVE? 

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 game will begin at 5.00 pm IST.

Where to watch India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Match LIVE? 

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Match will be live on Star Sports Network & Disney + Hotstar

What is India’s schedule in Asia Cup 2022? 

  • 23rd May 2022 – India v/s Pakistan
  • 24th May 2022 – India v/s Japan
  • 26th May 2022 – India v/s Indonesia

India vs Pakistan Live: New-look India to face arch-rivals Pakistan in Asia Cup opener: Follow Asia Cup Hockey 2022 LIVE updates

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