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Interview: Indian hockey heading in right direction - Roelant Oltmans
Interview: Indian hockey heading in right direction - Roelant Oltmans

Roelant Oltmans hopes for a good showing at the upcoming Champions Trophy ahead of the OlympicsWith just more than two months left for the 2016 Rio Olympics, all the talks are around on how the Indian men’s hockey team will fare at the marquee event. Indian team head coach Roelant Oltmans is putting his boys through the grind and knows the massive expectations of billion hockey fans. The Dutchman spoke about the national team’s prepar

May 23 2016
Indian hockey team vice-captain SV Sunil honoured to be nominated for the Dhanraj Pillay Forward of the Year award
Indian hockey team vice-captain SV Sunil honoured to be nominated for the Dhanraj Pillay Forward of the Year award

Indian men’s hockey vice-captain SV Sunil in conversation with SportskeedaIndian international SV Sunil was recently appointed as the new vice-captain of the men’s hockey squad for the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be played in Ipoh, Malaysia. The 26-year old forward will support Sardar Singh’s leadership in the absence of PR Sreejesh, who is rested for the 7-nation tournament along with senior players like Birendra Lakra,&n

Mar 25 2016
Dabang Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players
Dabang Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

The Alphas’ skipper Matthew Swann in action against Jamie DwyerThe Dabang Mumbai vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards clash at the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at Mumbai on Tuesday is of vital importance as this is the last chance for either to make it through to the semi-finals. In this de facto quarter-final match, a win virtually ensures the much-coveted berth in the last-four stage of the tournament.UP Wizards are curren

Feb 15 2016
Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad,  Form Guide, Key Players
Uttar Pradesh Wizards vs Dabang Mumbai: Preview, TV Channel Info, Squad, Form Guide, Key Players

The Alphas’ Florian Fuchs in action against Ranchi RaysOn Saturday, Lucknow will witness an intriguing battle between two teams, each of whom managed to successfully come out of their lean phase in the recent past. Dabang Mumbai, especially, will be charged up as they finally got their first win of the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League after four consecutive defeats. Their brilliant attacking game and superb teamwork paid t

Feb 5 2016
Uttar Pradesh Wizards stun Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League
Uttar Pradesh Wizards stun Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League

Uttar Pradesh Wizards won their second game on the trot and climbed up to the 5th spot on the points table.The Uttar Pradesh Wizards, today, stunned the hosts, Jaypee Punjab Warriors defeating them 3-0 in a hard fought game. The match which was being played at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium in Chandigarh saw the Wizards winning their second consecutive game after defeating Delhi Waveriders a few days back in Delhi.With this win, the Uttar

Indian Hockey's best and worst moments in 2015
Indian Hockey's best and worst moments in 2015

It has been an enthralling year for Indian hockey fans as well as for all the Indian teams. With the national teams pushing for the heights they were once accustomed to, it can be very surely be said that the Indian hockey is on the road to resurrection. India’s performance in the calendar year at a glance:  Squad Matches Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Men’s

Dec 28 2015
Indian hockey forward Akashdeep nominated for FIH Rising Player of the Year award, looks forward to HIL
Indian hockey forward Akashdeep nominated for FIH Rising Player of the Year award, looks forward to HIL

Akashdeep (background)Akashdeep Singh has reason to feel good about his hockey prowess – the 21 year-old is among five players nominated for the FIH Rising Player of the Year Award. The nippy forward will compete against Germany’s Christopher Ruhr, Australia’s Blake Govers, Ireland’s Shane O'Donoghue and Canada’s Sukhi Panesar.He is excited about being nominated for the second consecutive year. “It feels go

Dec 25 2015
Star Forward Akashdeep Singh in contention for FIH Rising Star of the Year Award
Star Forward Akashdeep Singh in contention for FIH Rising Star of the Year Award

Akashdeep Singh Indian hockey forward Akashdeep Singh’s star is on the rise. After being part of the squad that won a bronze medal in the Hockey World League Finals, a feat that’s been 33 years in the making, Akashdeep is one of five players shortlisted for the Federation of International Hockey’s (FIH) “Rising Star of the Year” Award. Akashdeep has been the spearhead of the Indian offensive line f

Dec 17 2015
Hockey World League finals: India overcome the Netherlands in a fascinating match to win the Bronze medal
Hockey World League finals: India overcome the Netherlands in a fascinating match to win the Bronze medal

Rupinder Pal Singh scored the penalty stroke which gave India the win India overcame the Dutch challenge in an enthralling Bronze medal match which went to the shootout and seal the bronze medal in the Hockey World League Final in Raipur on Sunday. The match ended 5-5 after the four quarters, and India won the shootout 3-2 to lay claim to 3rd place and with that the bronze as well. Notably, India did not win a single match up until the

Dec 6 2015
Hero Hockey World League Finals results
Hero Hockey World League Finals results

Australia won Jamie Dwyer’s 350th internationalResults from December 6thEventTeam 1Team 2ScorelineFinalAustraliaBelgium2-13rd place playoffIndiaNetherlands5-5 (3-2 penalty)Results from December 5th EventTeam 1Team 2ScorelineSFIndia Belgium0-1Losing Q/Finalist MatchGermanyCanada 8-3Results from the matches on December 4th EventTeam 1 ScoreTeam 2SFAustralia3-2Netherlands5th-6th place Argentina4-2Great B

Dec 1 2015
Hero Hockey World League Finals: Netherlands outplay India 3-1 the final group stage match
Hero Hockey World League Finals: Netherlands outplay India 3-1 the final group stage match

India’s intensity couldn’t get them past the Netherlands India faced Netherlands in their final group game at the Hockey World League finals in Raipur. The Dutch overpowered the hosts 3-1 and stopped the Indians from registering their first win of the tournament. The Dutch team started on the front foot and attacked the Indian goal from the word go. A couple of good saves by Sreejesh kept the second-ranked side in the world fro

Nov 30 2015
India stage remarkable fightback to draw 1-1 against Germany in the Hockey World League Finals
India stage remarkable fightback to draw 1-1 against Germany in the Hockey World League Finals

Indians celebrate their goal Akashdeep Singh scored a late equaliser in the final quarter, as India produced a fine fightback to  draw 1-1 against Germany, in their second match of the Hockey World League Finals match in Raipur. Sardar Singh was adjudged the man of the match, as he played a pivotal role in guiding his team to a respectable draw against the Olympic champions but the real hero of the game was goalkeeper Sreejesh, whose

Nov 28 2015
Sardar Singh to lead 18-member team at the Hockey World League finals
Sardar Singh to lead 18-member team at the Hockey World League finals

The Indian Hockey team re presently in Bengaluru preparing for their upcoming events An 18-member Indian squad was picked earlier today for the two-match Test series against Australia, starting on November 19th and the  Hockey World League Finals, scheduled to be played between the 27th of November and 6th of December in Raipur.  The team will be led by Sardar Singh and PR Sreejesh has been appointed his deputy. The defense line

Nov 4 2015
5 significant takeaways from India's hockey test series win against New Zealand
5 significant takeaways from India's hockey test series win against New Zealand

The Indian defence resisted inventive passages of play from the Kiwis After performing admirably and defeating New Zealand in their home turf, the Indian hockey team now looks ahead to a crucial season comprising of a test series against Australia from November 19-23 and the FIH Hockey World League Finals. With a victory each in Nelson and Christchurch, the “Men in Blue” clinched the 4-match Test series by a margin of 

Oct 26 2015
Continuing their fine run, India defeat New Zealand 'A' 2-1 in the final hockey practice match
Continuing their fine run, India defeat New Zealand 'A' 2-1 in the final hockey practice match

SK Uthappa scored both the goals in India’s triumph The Indian Men’s Hockey team maintained their intensity in the last warm-up match today and overcame a fighting performance by the New Zealand A team. In Auckland, the “Men in Blue” prepared for the forthcoming test series against New Zealand by recording a 2-1 victory. A brace by the 23-year old SK Uthappa sealed the match for India. Yeste

Oct 3 2015
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