After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.
The players have been selected based on their performance at the recently concluded Senior National Championship, Junior Men National Championship and other Hockey India sanctioned domestic events.
A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.
India, who finished third in the just-concluded Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka, will end the year with 2296.038 points behind Olympic champions Belgium and toppers Australia.
This is the second time India defeated Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey 2021 having beaten them 3-1 in the group stages. Both Pakistan and India had lost in the semifinals.
India maintained their perfect record against Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey 2021 in Dhaka edging past their arch-rivals in a thriller to win bronze. Get here IND vs PAK highlights.
India and Pakistan were the joint defending champions of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey for men but they lost in the semis. Watch IND vs PAK live in Dhaka
Japan took perfect revenge for their group stage drubbing against India in the men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021semifinals. India face Pakistan for bronze medal on Wednesday. Get here highlights of IND vs JPN match.
Defending champions India take on Japan in the second semi-final of the Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021. Check match and telecast details of IND vs JAP hockey match.
Defending champions India finished on top of the Asian Champions Trophy table with 10 points ahead of South Korea, Japan and Pakistan. South Korea play Pakistan in another semifinal on Tuesday.
This was India's third win on the trot in the Asian Champions Trophy 2021. Held to a draw by Korea in their opener, the Manpreet Singh-led side turned things around with a 9-0 win vs Bangladesh. India then defeated Pakistan 3-1.
India have already qualified for the Asian Champions Trophy semifinals having won all their three matches so far. India are on top of the table with seven points. The knockouts are on December 21 and 22.
Harmanpreet Singh (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while Akashdeep Singh found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second goal of the 2021 Asian Champions Trophy as India beat Pakistan 3-1.
A clinical India beat Pakistan 3-1 to consolidate their position at the top of the 2021 Men's Asian Champions Trophy competition. Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace. Catch highlights of India vs Pakistan hockey match.
India and South Korea played out a 2-2 draw in the first match of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament 2021. India are the joint defending champions with Pakistan.
India have selected a relatively younger side for the Asian Champions Trophy leaving as many as eight players from the Tokyo Olympics squad. India have won this tournament thrice since its inception in 2011.
India will be without as many as eight players from the Tokyo Olympics squad in the Asian Champions Trophy including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. India play Korea on December 14 in campaign opener.
Led by Manpreet Singh, the Indian men’s hockey team will be without eight top players including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested. India begin their campaign on December 14 vs Korea.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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