Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL

Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 20, 2014, 20:50 PM IST
Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL

New Delhi: Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy.

Besides Dwyer, Punjab boast of Jake Whetton at the forward line-up, Lucas Rey in the mid-field, Sandeep Singh, Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles in the defence line besides Jaap Stockman and Bharat Chetri under the bar.

Dwyer said, "I am looking forward to the upcoming season. I am sure it's going to be yet another good experience and we hope to finish it by lifting the trophy which we missed by a whisker in the last edition. Personally, I feel we must adapt a style that suits the Indian culture without losing our personal style of play as we get to play with the mixed bag of players from different teams," said Dwyer.

"I am looking forward to playing this edition as I can see a good bunch of players in our team that add the required strength to our squad. In the last one year I have seen Indian players playing very good Hockey and it will be interesting to see them again."

The third season begins January 22 with the first match scheduled to be played between Kalinga Lancers and Ranchi Rays at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.