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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: New Zealand edge past India 2-1
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: New Zealand edge past India 2-1

Forward Mandeep Singh scored the only goal for IndiaNew Zealand defeat India by 2-1 in a keenly contested battle at Azlan Shah stadium on Thursday. There was nothing to choose between the two sides after a drab fifteen minutes in the first quarter. Forward Mandeep Singh's shot after dashing into the New Zealand D in the 8th minute was comfortably fended off at the near post.Five minutes into the second quarter, the New Zealand defence was spr

Apr 13 2016
Azlan Shah Cup: P.R. Sreejesh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra rested; Harmanpreet included
Azlan Shah Cup: P.R. Sreejesh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra rested; Harmanpreet included

The Indian team look on during the penalty shoot out during the match between Netherlands and India during The Hero Hockey League World Final. Hockey India (HI) on Monday picked a young squad for the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Malaysia from April 6-16, with established players like Akashdeep Singh, P.R. Sreejesh, Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath and Birendra Lakra missing, in a bid to try out "different permutations and com

Mar 21 2016
2016 Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders clinch bronze after a 2-0 win over the Ranchi Rays
2016 Hockey India League: Delhi Waveriders clinch bronze after a 2-0 win over the Ranchi Rays

Action from the match between the Waveriders and the RaysThe Delhi Waveriders defeated the Ranchi rays 2-0 to win the bronze medal at the 2016 edition of the Hockey India League in Ranchi on Sunday.The opening quarter saw both teams begin slowly, but it was Rays who got the first chance at goal, receiving a penalty corner. However, they failed to convert the chance to keep it 0-0. It was then Delhi who had a chance to take the lead in the contest

Feb 21 2016
HIL 2016: Delhi Waveriders thrash defending champions Ranchi Rays 7-4
HIL 2016: Delhi Waveriders thrash defending champions Ranchi Rays 7-4

Mandeep Singh and Talwinder Singh scored braces for the Delhi-based teamHosts Delhi Waveriders took full advantage of home conditions to break their four-match losing streak with a 7-4 victory over defending champions and table-toppers Ranchi Rays in a Hockey India League (HIL) pool match at the Shivaji Stadium here on Thursday.Braces from Mandeep Singh and Talwinder Singh and some heroics by Kiwi goalkeeper Devon Manchester helped the Waveriders

Feb 11 2016
Exuberant Delhi Waveriders face up against Punjab Warriors in HIL
Exuberant Delhi Waveriders face up against Punjab Warriors in HIL

Delhi coach Cedric D Souza believes his side is dynamicDelhi Waveriders will look to start from scratch as they play their opening match of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) against Jaypee Punjab Warriors at the International Hockey Stadium, on Wednesday.Waveriders – one of the most successful sides with a runners-up finish in 2013, a championship in 2014 and a third-place finish in 2015 –  have made several changes t

New home and new players give hope to Delhi Waveriders
New home and new players give hope to Delhi Waveriders

The Waveriders would look to improve upon their bronze medal performance last season.Delhi Waveriders will hope that a new home at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium and a new squad will help them regain the title of Coal India Hockey India League which starts January 18.Waveriders played their home matches at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in the past three editions. But this year, the 7,000-seater Shivaji stadium, a historic venue that is a witne

Jan 14 2016
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015: Team of the Tournament
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015: Team of the Tournament

Keeping the India’s tour of Australia and the 2016 ICC World T20 in mind, BCCI made the right move in advancing the Vijay Hazare Trophy to just after the group stages of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy. This year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy saw Indian Internationals including skipper MS Dhoni taking part in the tournament with only Rohit Sharma (marriage) and Virat Kohli (rest granted by the BCCI) missing out from the senior set of players.

Dec 29 2015
The 5 most expensive players U-21 in the Hockey India League auction
The 5 most expensive players U-21 in the Hockey India League auction

Several Indian U-21 hockey team players found themselves in huge demand for the 2015 HIL The 2016 edition of the Hockey India League will see an increasing number of emerging youngsters rub shoulders with some of the prominent and skillful hockey players from various countries across the world. In the auction which happened last month, promising U-21 players such as Harmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey and Armaan Qureshi were lapped up for

Oct 15 2015
Mayank Agarwal's brillaint knock guides India A to victory over South Africa in T20 warm up game
Mayank Agarwal's brillaint knock guides India A to victory over South Africa in T20 warm up game

Agarwal’s knock of 87 from 49 balls helped India A register a 8-wicket victory India A, powered by opening batsman Mayank Agarwal’s knock of 87 from 49 balls, chased down South Africa’s total of 189 condemning the visitors to a surprising defeat in their opening T20 warm-up game. Agarwal’s 119-run opening wicket stand with Manan Vohra, set the hosts on their way before Sanju Samson did the closing out work. The crow

Sep 29 2015
European Tour: Indian hockey team aims for cleansweep against France
European Tour: Indian hockey team aims for cleansweep against France

A still from the first encounter between India and France (credits: Hockey India) Wattignies (France), Aug 4 (IANS) Following their 2-0 win in their first outing, the Indian hockey team is geared to take on France at the Wattignies Sports Centre on Wednesday in their second and last match before they head to Spain. In Monday's game, India dominated the match and outplayed France in all departments. They will continue their attacking st

Aug 4 2015
Mandeep Singh - RCB's unsung hero
Mandeep Singh - RCB's unsung hero

Mandeep Singh Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has one of the strongest batting line-ups in the IPL with the likes of Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli in the top 3. These guys are modern day greats in cricket. If one of them gets off to a good start, it is virtually game over for the opposition. Apart from this game changers, RCB does have a lot of talent in the rest of the team with the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Sar

May 22 2015
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli

Dinesh Karthik congratulates Mandeep Singh on his 50 for Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune, May 21: An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab. Mandeep played a brilliant knock in helping his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the IPL Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricke

May 21 2015
IPL 2015: Team of the week (April 27 to May 3)
IPL 2015: Team of the week (April 27 to May 3)

Week four of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 came to an end on Sunday and the points table has finally started to take shape as we edge closer to the business end of the tournament. After starting the week with a win over KKR at Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings finished it with back-to-back away defeats to KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Kings XI plummeted to the last spot after three consecutive losses, wins in both their games ensured th

May 5 2015
Mandeep Singh blitz downs Kolkata Knight Riders
Mandeep Singh blitz downs Kolkata Knight Riders

Mandeep Singh in action Bengaluru, May 2 (IANS) Mandeep Singh (45 not out, 18b, 4x4, 3x6) weaved the magic for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who defeated champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets with two balls to spare in a rain-shortened 10-overs-a-side game in the 2015 Pepsi Indian Premier League here on Saturday. Needing 13 runs off the final over, the 23-year old from Jalandhar blasted two sixes off Andre Russell to t

May 2 2015
Easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad over Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul embrace after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore as Dinesh Karthik (l) walks past   Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) Skipper David Warner blasted a 27-ball 57 (6x4, 4x6) to help Sunrisers Hyderabad notch their first success in two outings with an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament here on Monday. Warner and fellow opener

Apr 14 2015
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