Final Score : IND 4 – 0 PAK (India won).
Also Read: Points Table Hockey 2018 Champions Trophy
Here are the 11 players of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team who will begin their campaign at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 in the Netherlands on 23rd June 2018 in the opening match against Pakistan. #IndiaKaGame #HCT2018 #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/gn7H4PIyAn
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 23 June 2018
India will play arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the 2018 Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands. Total six teams are participating in the tournament and will play against each other in round robin format – India, Pakistan, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Argentina.
India vs Pakistan Hockey Match Preview | Champions Trophy Breda 2018
India is currently ranked number 6 in the FIH World rankings, on the other hand Pakistan are ranked number 13 in the latest rankings.
Teams – India vs Pakistan.
Match Venue: Breda, Holland.
Match Date & Start time: June 23rd, 2018 – Saturday, 14:00 (local time), 17:30 p.m (IST).
Live TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1.
Live Streaming: Hotstar.
India’s chief coach Harendra Singh said:
Getting off to a winning start is vital because it sets the momentum for the rest of the tournament. There will be no room for emotions when we take on Pakistan. The team will play against them like any other team where we go for the three points.
2018 Hockey India vs Pakistan Match Champions Trophy Team Squads
Goalkeepers: Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran (C), Krishan Bahadur Pathak.
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas.
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vice-captain), Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad.
Forwards: Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya, Ramandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar (Jr.), Akashdeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh.
Pakistan Team: Rizwan Sr, Imran, Mazhar, Amjad, Irfan Sr, Mubashir, Aleem, Ammad, Touseeq, Rashid, Tasawar, Rizwan Jr, Abu Bakar, Irfan Jr, Arslan, Umar, Rizwan Sr, Shafqat, Ali Shan, Azfar, Aijaz & Rana Sohail.
2018 Hockey Champions Trophy India v Pakistan Prediction
India to win! Scoreline prediction : IND 4-2 PAK.
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