Sardar Singh has not had a good night today, failing to control midfield, receiving card and constantly chatting with referees for some reason or the other. Four minutes remain. Delhi Waveriders lead 6-1
This is beautiful hockey from Delhi Waveriders as they combine beautifully to score a goal that is worth its weight in gold. Parwinder receives a ball in the circle and controls it well to scoop it up for Mandeep, who turns it in. Beautiful beautiful
STUNNING HOCKEY FROM Delhi Waveriders!! Harjeet Singh steals the ball from a Punjab player in his own half and then makes an excellent run forward, eventually passing to Mandeep, who passes to Talwinder. Referee gives a free hit but Delhi refer and win a PC
Sardar Singh makes a good interception to prevent forward movement from Delhi and then barks instructions to his teammates. The former India captain is going to be key if the home team are to win today.
We are inching closer to the start of this crucial contest. Well, to be honest, all contests in Hockey India League are going to be important from a tournament perspective, given that this is the business end of the competition.
Delhi Waveriders are currently sitting on 16 points from 7 games and a win would take them to third position, above Uttar Pradesh Wizards. Mandeep Singh has been stunning in front of goal, scoring and both creating chances regularly. However, they have been profligate throughout the tournament and goals have been concentrated in a few games. They will need to take their game to the next level in a game that is likely to be really tight as Jaypee Punjab Warriors keep their shape really well.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2017 Hockey India League and we have for you the contest between Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Delhi Waveriders. The league is moving towards its business end and both teams are languishing at the bottom of the table in 6th and 7th positions, respectively. However, a win for either could put them as high third today and winning would be imperative. Both teams have been pretty patchy throughout the tournament and good performances have come sparsely, something they would be looking to change today.