Indian women hockey team's top striker Rani Rampal on Thursday said they are working hard on their inherited skills and natural game ahead of the Hawke’s Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11-19.
Brimming with confidence after its unbeaten run in the just-concluded World League Round 2 here, an upbeat Indian women's hockey team was eyeing next month's Hawkes Bay Cup in New Zealand to prepare itself in the best possible manner for the crucial World League Semi-Final to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
India has always been a difficult place to work for any foreign coach because of its culture and bureaucratic hurdles, but the new chief coach of the men's hockey team Paul van Ass today said he has no other option but to adjust to the system.
The Netherlands' Paul van Ass on Monday resumed duties as Indian men's hockey team's chief coach as the eight-time Olympic champions underwent their first practice session under the Dutchman at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.
Mid-fielder Ritu Rani on Sunday achieved a memorable milestone by earning her 200th International cap while leading the Indian women hockey team against Poland in the Finals of Hero FIH World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team.
Hosts India continued its winning spree and thrashed Thailand 5-0 to storm into the final of the Hero FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, here on Saturday.
Vandana Katariya scored four goals, including a hat-trick as India continued its impressive run and spanked lowly Singapore 10-0 to storm into the semifinal of the Hero FIH Women's World League Round 2, here on Thursday.
Malaysia spanked Singapore 5-0 to maintain a clean slate and top Pool B while Kazakhstan eked out a 3-2 win over Russia to finish second in the group at the Hero FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2, here on Tuesday.
Soundarya Yendala completed her 100th appearance for the Indian women's National team during their match against Poland in the ongoing Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday.
Vandana Katariya scored four goals as India mauled a hapless Ghana 13-0 to begin their campaign in the FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 in style at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday.
India is eyeing a top two finish in the upcoming FIH Women's Hockey World League Round 2 to progress to the next round of the tournament, said Hockey India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans here on Tuesday.