The second edition of the Hero Hockey India League will get underway tomorrow with Jaypee Punjab Warriors taking on Delhi Waveriders in the opening match at the newly-built International Hockey Stadium here under lights.
Captain V R Raghunath led from the front, scoring four goals including a hat-trick, to help Uttar Pradesh Wizards claim the third spot in the inaugural Hockey India League with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Jaypee Punjab Warriors, here on Sunday.
Title favourites Delhi Waveriders will have to quickly regroup themselves after their league match defeat and look to book a summit clash berth when they take on Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the first semi-final of the Hockey India League here tomorrow.
Jaypee Punjab Warriors would get a last chance to settle scores with Delhi Waveriders in the round-robin stage of the Hero Hockey India league when they host the table-toppers at Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.
High-flying Delhi Waveriders continued their unbeaten run in the inaugural Hockey India League as they thrashed Jaypee Punjab Warriors 3-0 in a round-robin match thereby ensuring a place in the last four of the cash-rich championship.
An ever-improving Jaypee Punjab Warriors would be hoping to put a stop to table toppers Delhi Waveriders` unbeaten run when they clash against each other in a round-robin match of the Hockey India League at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium here on Tuesday.
Delhi Waveriders made a winning start in the inaugural Hockey India League, outsmarting the star-studded Jaypee Punjab Warriors 2-1 in the tournament opener at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Monday.