The Indian men’s hockey team, fresh from the victory at the Asian Champions Trophy held in Chennai, India, would look to continue its good form in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The team led by Harmanpreet Singh and under the guidance of coach Craig Fulton would eye nothing less than a gold medal at the continental event as a place in the Paris Olympics is up for grabs. The gold winner at Hangzhou will directly qualify for the Olympics in 2024.
India are grouped alongside arch-rivals Pakistan, Japan, Singapore, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan
The top two teams from the group would qualify for the semi-final.
Indian men’s team performance at the Asian Games
One of the most successful teams at the Olympics, the Indian men’s team hasn’t had the same success at the Asian level with arch-rivals Pakistan overshadowing them over the years. Hockey has been a part of the games ever since 1958 and India have won three golds with the last one coming in 2014. Amongst other medals, the Men in Blue have won nine silver and three bronze medals.
Indian women’s hockey team at the Asian Games
The Indian women’s team won its only gold in 1982 edition played at home in Delhi.
Asian Games 2023 hockey schedule for Indian men’s team
All in Indian Standard Time (IST)
October 4, Wednesday: 11/12 and 9/10 classification matches and semi-finals – 7:45 AM onwards
October 6, Friday: 7/8, 5/6 and 3/4 classification matches and final – 7:45 AM onwards
Asian Games 2023 hockey schedule for Indian women’s team
All in Indian Standard Time (IST)
The schedule for the remaning matches ar as follows
October 5, Thursday: 9/10 classification matches and semi-finals – 11:00 AM onwards
October 7, Saturday: 7/8, 5/6 and 3/4 classification matches and final – 7:45 AM onwards
Indian Men’s Hockey Team Full squad
Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh.
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh (C), Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Jugraj Singh, Varun Kumar
Midfielders: Hardik Singh (VC), Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Manpreet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma,
Forwards: Akashdeep Singh, S Karthi, Gurjant Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Pawan, Mandeep Singh
Indian Women’s Hockey Team Full Squad
Savita (captain), Bichu Devi Kharibam, Deepika, Lalremsiami, Monika, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Nisha, Sonika, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), Vandana Katariya, Sangita Kumari, Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke, Nikki Pradhan, Sushila Chanu, Salima Tete.
Indian men’s and women’s hockey team matches broadcast and live streaming details
When would the Indian men’s hockey team matches take place in Asian Games 2023?
The Indian men’s hockey matches will be played on September 24, 26, 28, 30 and October 02, 2023.
When would the Indian women’s hockey team matches take place in the Asian Games 2023?
The Indian women’s hockey matches will be played on September 27, 29, October 01 and 03, 2023.
Which channels will telecast Indian men’s and women’s hockey matches at Asian Games 2023?
Sony Sports Network has the broadcast rights for the Asian Games 2023 and thus people in India will be able to watch the live broadcast of Indian men’s and women’s hockey team matches on Sony Sports Network.
Where can people follow the Live streaming of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey matches at the Hangzhou Asian Games?
People in India can livestream the Indian men’s and women’s hockey matches at the Hangzhou Asian Games on the Sony LIV app and website.