Debutants Ranchi Rays will face season's most consistent team Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the third Hero Hockey India League after both teams registered contrasting wins in their respective semifinals here on Saturday.
Their semifinal berth already secured, Jaypee Punjab Warriors signed off their league engagements on a resounding note, beating bottom-placed Dabang Mumbai 3-2 here today to finish on top of the round robin stage of the third Hero Hockey India League.
Already assured of a place in the semifinals, defending champions Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards played out a 3-3 draw in their final league game of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL), here on Wednesday.
The last time they squared off, it ended in a hard-fought draw but Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards will be keen to fetch an outright win when they meet again in the Hero Hockey India League here on Wednesday.
Defending champions Delhi Waveriders will aim at securing for themselves a semifinal berth when they face joint-leaders Ranchi Rays in a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) encounter at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday.
After ending their victory drought on Sunday, Dabang Mumbai have a formidable task on hand when they take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in their Hockey India League first leg clash at the Mahindra Stadium Wedensday.
After a thumping 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on Kalinga Lancers in their Hero Hockey India League match here on Sunday.
Punjab Warriors continued their fine form and defeated Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in a keenly-contested league match to register their second consecutive win of the third Hockey India League, here on Monday.
Continuing with their rigorous training for the upcoming Hero Hockey India League, starting on January 22, Uttar Pradesh Wizards goalkeeper P R Sreejesh on Wednesday said that his team is confident of putting up a "terrific show" this season.
The newly-built Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar will stage the opening match, while capital's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the third edition of Hero Hockey India League to be held across the country from January 22 to February 22.
Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise.
Delhi Waveriders will lock horns with Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the summit clash of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League after registering hard-fought victories in their respective semi-finals.
Yuvraj Walmiki scored the all-important winner to guide Delhi Waveriders to the summit clash of the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League in the floodlit Astroturf Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
They might have struggled for most part of the tournament but Mumbai Magicians drew curtains to their campaign in the second Hero Hockey India League in style, defeating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 to register their second consecutive win here on Tuesday.