Punjab Warriors hope to continue winning run in HIL 3
Comfortably placed a the top the points table, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be hoping to consolidate their position when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a league match of the third Hero Hockey India League (HIL), here tomorrow.
Lucknow: Comfortably placed a the top the points table, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be hoping to consolidate their position when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a league match of the third Hero Hockey India League (HIL), here tomorrow.
But it would be easier said than done for the visitors as in the Wizards they will face the second best team so far in the tournament tomorrow.
The Punjab Warriors are sitting pretty at the top with 22 points from five matches, while the Wizards are just a rung below with 14 points from the same number of games.
The Punjab Warriors will have an edge in tomorrow's match as they have defeated the Wizards 3-2 in their last meeting at Mohali.
But it will be a totally different ball game as the Wizards will be playing in their home ground and would defnitely enjoy crowd support.
Coached by Roelant Oltmans, the Wizards will be aiming to make up for the previous loss against the Punjab Warriors.
Punjab Warriors coach Jamie Dwyer said they would look to carry on their winning momentum.
"I am very impressed with the way our team has been performing. Our defensive skills are our biggest strength. We have improved with every game and are a much better team now. We have sustained a great momentum since the starting of the league and we look forward to keep that same momentum going in the matches ahead," Dwyer said.
Coach Barry Dancer added: "The team looks pretty confident after the recent win against the Uttar Pradesh Wizards. Although, the opponents have an added advantage of playing on the home ground, we will strive to get the best of our skills on the field."