INDIA England Hockey LIVE – Women Hockey World Cup LIVE: The defeat to England in Tokyo Olympic Bronze Medal match is still a fresh for Indian Women Hockey team. Today is Savita Punia led team’s chance to take REVENGE. India takes on England in their World Cup opening game at 8PM today. Revenge clearly will be on India’s mind. Follow FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 Live Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN.
- INDIA England Hockey LIVE Broadcast: The match will be broadcasted LIVE on STAR SPORTS NETWORK and will be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar
- India’s GROUP: Indian girls are placed in POOL B along with England, New Zealand and China
- Indian Squad: Goalkeeper Savita Punia will captain the squad. Defender Deep Grace Ekka will be vice-captain.
INDIA England Hockey LIVE: Indian Women Hockey team eyes revenge vs England today in WC Opener at 8PM: Follow Women’s Hockey World Cup LIVE
India vs England Hockey LIVE: The Indian women’s hockey team would be eager to settle scores. This is the same side which shattered its bronze medal hopes in last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
India came tantalisingly close to claiming its maiden Olympic medal in Tokyo. They lost 3-4 against England.
But going into the tournament, the Indians would be high on confidence. India finished a creditable third in their maiden outing in the FIH Pro League.
India’s best performance in the World Cup was a fourth place finish at the inaugural edition in 1974. But since achieving a historic fourth place in Tokyo Games, the team has been on a phenomenal rise.
- Match 1: India vs England first match on July 3.
- Match 2: India vs 13th ranked China on July 5
- Match 3: India vs New Zealand on July 7th
How the Women Hockey World Cup Format will work?
The format of 2022 Women Hockey World Cup is little complex. The TOP teams from each of the 4 Groups DIRECTLY qualify for the QUARTERFINALS.
The second and third-placed teams will play cross-over matches with teams from other groups for remaining spots in knockouts.
Women’s Hockey World Cup LIVE: India eyes revenge against England in opener
INDIA England Hockey LIVE – Indian Women Hockey team: The Indian women’s team achieved its best-ever world ranking, a sixth position in May. They gave some top teams of the world a run for their money in the FIH Pro League.
India finished on the podium ahead of strong sides like Belgium, Australia and England.
Experienced goalkeeper Savita performed captaincy responsibilities brilliantly since taking over from talismanic Rani Rampal. Rani has been sidelined since the Tokyo Games due to a hamstring injury.
Savita has been in stellar form, while she will have young and energetic back-up in Bichu Devi Kharibam.
The backline will be under the watchful eyes of vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Udita and Nikki Pradhan.
The responsibility of building the attacks will be on the shoulders of Sushila Chanu, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Sonika, Jyoti, Nisha and Monika.
Salima Tete, who has been in terrific form and is known for electrifying runs down the flanks, will need to play the linking role.
The responsibility of scoring goals will be on experienced Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Sharmila Devi.
Even though it is well-oiled squad, India will definitely miss the experience and services of Rani.
India finished eighth in the last edition in 2018, but it is hoping for its first podium finish in this edition of the tournament and going by form and recent results, it is definitely not impossible.
And, India’s chief coach Janekke Schopman knows the potential of her players.
“If we truly play to our potential, we play the way we know we can consistently, anything is possible. Women hockey at this moment is very tight, anyone can beat anyone,” Schopman had said.
INDIA England Hockey LIVE: England’s best result in the World Cup is a a bronze medal in the 2010 edition in Rosario, Argentina. Besides, it also finished fourth in 1990 in Sydney.
There is hardly anything to differentiate between the two sides. England is placed fourth in world rankings while India is at sixth.
After England, India will face China on June 5, followed by its last pool match against New Zealand on July 7.
England women are way ahead of India women when it comes to head-to-head record. Out of seven matches played between the two teams, England women have won three and lost one. Three games ended in draws.
When Is IND-W vs ENG-W, FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup 2022, Match?
The India vs England Pool B match will be played on July 3 (Sunday) at the Wagener Hockey Stadium in Amstelveen from 8 PM IST.
INDIA England Hockey LIVE: How To Watch IND-W vs ENG-W, FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup 2022, Live?
Star Sports First and Star Sports First HD will live telecast the India women vs England women, FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup 2022 match. Live streaming of India vs England match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar platform on all android and apple devices.
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