India men's national field hockey team

India men's national field hockey team represents India in international field hockey competitions, and is governed by Hockey India. The team was formerly under the control of Indian Hockey Federation. India was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation.[5] India's hockey team is the most successful team ever in the Olympics, having won a total of eight gold medals – in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964 and 1980.

Nickname(s)Men in Blue
Association
ConfederationAHF (Asia)
Head CoachCraig Fulton
Assistant coach(es)Rhett Halkett
CaptainHarmanpreet Singh
Most capsDilip Tirkey (412)
Top scorerDhyan Chand (570)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 4 Decrease 1 (12 March 2024)[1]
Highest3 (July 2021, September 2023)
Lowest12 (2007)
First international
New Zealand  2–5  India
(Christchurch, New Zealand; 26 June 1926)[2]
Biggest win
India  26–0  Hong Kong
(Jakarta, Indonesia; 22 August 2018)[3]
Biggest defeat
Australia  8–0  India
(New Delhi, India; 14 October 2010)[4]
Olympic Games
Appearances21 (first in 1928)
Best resultGold Champions (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980)
World Cup
Appearances15 (first in 1971)
Best resultGold Champions (1975)
Asian Games
Appearances18 (first in 1958)
Best resultGold Champions (1966, 1998, 2014, 2022)
Asia Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1982)
Best result Champions (2003, 2007, 2017)

In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1960, the Indian men's team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. The team had a 30–0 winning streak during this time, from their first game in 1928 until the 1960 gold medal final which they lost. India also won the World Cup in 1975. India also has the best overall performance in Olympic history with 83 victories out of the 134 matches played. They have also scored more goals in the Olympics than any other team. They are also the only team ever to win the Olympics without conceding a single goal, having done so in 1928 and 1956.[6]

The men in blues are also one of the most successful teams in Asia. They have won the Asian Games four times – in 1966, 1998, 2014 and 2022. India came out on top at the Asia Cup in 2003, 2007 and in 2017. India has won 43 out of 56 matches in the Asia Cup and holds the records for most wins and best winning percentage in the competition. They are also the most successful team in the Asian Champions Trophy, winning the competition a record four times – in 2011, 2016, 2018 and in 2023. In total, India has won 29 official international titles.[7][a]

India is known to have an intense rivalry with Pakistan, with whom they have played in the finals of major tournaments like Olympics, World Cup, Asian Games and Asia Cup. India also has a unique record of beating Pakistan in the finals of all these tournaments.[8]

History edit

Golden years (1928–1959) edit

India participated at the Olympics for the first time in 1928. In the group stage, India beat Austria 6–0, Belgium 9–0 and Switzerland 5–0 without conceding a single goal. They defeated Netherlands 3–0 in the finals under the captaincy of Jaipal Singh Munda.[9] India then went on to successfully defend their title at the 1932 Olympics with a 11–1 win over Japan and 24–1 win over United States, in that match Dhyan Chand scored 8 goals and Roop Singh scored 10 goals, This is still the largest margin of victory ever in the Olympic games even after all these years.[10] India went on to win their third straight title at the 1936 Olympics, this time captained by legendary player Dhyan Chand himself. India stormed through the group stage by winning against Japan 9–0, Hungary 4–0 and United States 7–0. In the semi-finals they defeated France 10–0. The team went on to face Germany in the final. The match was won by India 8–1 and it still remains the biggest winning margin in an Olympic final.[10] The Indian hockey team that won three successive Olympic titles is often regarded as one of the greatest ever to play the sport.[11]

 
India vs Berlin XI in 1936.

The World War II caused the cancellation of 1940 and 1944 Olympics, which ended the era of a team that dominated world hockey.[12] At the 1948 Olympics India was placed in group A and won all the three games, an 8–0 win over Austria, Argentina 9–1 and Spain 2–0. In the final India went on to face Great Britain, it was the first time India faced them. The skilled British team had already won the gold medal in 1908 and 1920, so this match was billed as a "Battle of Champions" and eventually India won the match 4–0.[13] The result was a sweet one for India, which gained independence from Britain just a year before. This win is often regarded as the greatest ever moment of Indian field hockey and also all of Indian sports.[14]

India went on to win two further gold medals in 1952 and 1956, preserving its record as the most successful and dominant team at that time in the Olympics. In 1952 Olympics quarter-finals India won against Austria 4–0, Great Britain 3–1 in semi-final and defeated Netherlands 6–1 in the final.[15] The match is famous for the five-goal magical performance of Balbir Singh Sr.,which is an Olympic record that still stands today. At the 1956 Olympics India defeated Afghanistan 14–0, United States 16–0 and Singapore 6–0 in group stage. India defeated Germany 1–0 in semi-final. In the final India faced Pakistan and won the match 1–0, which was the beginning of the biggest rivalry in field hockey.[16] India and Pakistan again met each other in 1958 Asian Games and this time the match ended in a 0–0 draw. India also defeated Japan 8–0, South Korea 2–1 and Malaysia 6–0. But Pakistan claimed gold medal in the Asian Games by better average. It was the first time India finished runners-up in an international competition.[17]

Last years of dominance (1960–1980) edit

At the 1960 Olympics India started its campaign by winning against Denmark 10–0, and Netherlands 4–1, New Zealand 3–0. India defeated Australia and Great Britain in quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. In the final it was the beginning of a new era, for the first time India lost a match at the Olympics, a 0–1 loss to Pakistan in the final which ended India's streak of six successive gold medals and 30 matches unbeaten run.[18] Two years later India went on to win another silver medal at the 1962 Asian Games. India returned strongly at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics by registering wins against Hong Kong, Belgium, Netherlands, Malaysia and Canada and drawing with Spain and Germany. In the Semi-finals India defeated Australia 3–1, and they won against Pakistan in the final to take their seventh gold medal at the games and also went on to capture their first gold medal in 1966 Asian Games by defeating Pakistan again in the final.[19]

 
Indian team celebrating their 1–0 win over Pakistan in the 1973 World Cup semi-finals.

At the 1968 Mexico Olympics, India started with a loss against New Zealand but won all of their remaining 6 matches against West Germany, Japan, Spain, Mexico, East Germany and Belgium but India went to a new low, for the first time as they were defeated in the semi-final by Australia, but they successfully claimed the bronze medal by beating West Germany.[20] At the 1972 Olympics also the results were same as India started brightly by defeating Great Britain, Australia, Kenya, New Zealand and Mexico but drew with Netherlands and Poland. They were defeated in the semi-finals by Pakistan. In the third-place match India defeated the Netherlands to claim bronze medal.[21]

India won the bronze medal at the 1971 World Cup by virtue of a win over Kenya in the third-place playoffs.[22] At the 1973 World Cup India defeated Pakistan in semi-finals, but lost to Netherlands in the final in penalty shoot-out after the match ended in a 2–2 draw.[23] But at the 1975 World Cup India defeated Malaysia in the semi-final before beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final to claim their first title.[24] In the 1976 Olympics astro-turf hockey pitch was introduced, India struggled to maintain their dominance like they did on grass fields and for the first time ever returned home empty handed. The 1980 Olympics was held in Moscow, India started their campaign with an 18–0 win over Tanzania followed by a 2–2 draw with both Poland and Spain respectively. Later followed by resounding wins over Cuba with a margin of 13–0 and Soviet Union by the scoreline of 4–2. India later won the gold medal for a record eighth time by defeating Spain in the final by the score of 4–3.[25]

Decline (1981–1997) edit

After the 1980 Olympics success India's performance declined and the following decades resulted in a lot of ups and downs for the national team. As the team failed to win any medal in the World Cups or Olympics, but continued to be a top team in Asia and went on to win several medals in continental competitions.[26] The 1982 World Cup was hosted by India and they finished at 5th position.[27] The team lost to Pakistan in both 1982 Asian Games final and the inaugural Asia Cup final held in Karachi.[28] India ended the decade by winning bronze medals at the 1986 Asian Games and 1982 Champions Trophy and silver medals at the 1985 Asia Cup and 1989 Asia Cup. Their only gold medal success in a big tournament in the decade came at the 1985 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.[29] India also went on to win 1991 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and reached finals of 1994 Asia Cup but lost to South Korea in the final. The team then went on to win the 1995 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.[30]

Resurgence (1998–2012) edit

India won their first continental title after 32 years at the 1998 Asian Games by defeating South Korea.[31][32] The team finished fourth at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. They ended the decade by collecting bronze medal at the 1999 Asia Cup.[33]

India started the new millennium by winning the inaugural Hockey Champions Challenge by defeating South Africa in the final. In 2003 India won their first ever Asia Cup title by defeating Pakistan in the final.[34] The same year India also clinched the first and only Afro-Asian Games title by defeating Pakistan again in the final.[35] For the First time in their history the team did not win a medal at the Asian Games as they finished fifth at the 2006 Asian Games, but India defended their title successfully in the Asia Cup by winning the 2007 Asia Cup. In the final the team conveniently beat South Korea 7–2.[36] India failed to qualify for 2008 Beijing Games for the first time.[37]

The next Asia Cup tournament in 2009 proved to be disastrous as the team finished fifth and failed to get any medal. But the team regained momentum after winning the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and also became the joint winners in the 2010 edition. In the 2010 World Cup, which was hosted in India, and the team finished on 8th position. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games which was again hosted by India, the national team reached the final where they were defeated 0–8 by Australia, the biggest defeat India ever suffered.[38] India became the first ever champions of the Asian Champions Trophy after they beat Pakistan in the final of the 2011 edition.[39] In 2012 the team finished last at the Olympics as they lost all their matches, it was disappointing given the fact that they are the most successful team ever at the Olympics.[40][41] India also finished as runners-up at the 2012 Asian Champions Trophy.[42]

2013–present (Olympic comeback) edit

After the disappointment in Olympics India played at the 2013 Asian Champions Trophy but could only finish at 5th place. The 2014 Asian Games became the turning point as the team defeated Pakistan to win their third gold medal.[43][44][45][46][47][48] In 2014–15 Hockey World League India won the bronze medal by beating Netherlands. The team reached the finals of 2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy but lost to Australia in penalty shootout. But bounced back by winning Asian Champions Trophy in 2016 Asian Champions Trophy by defeating Pakistan and 2017 Asia Cup by defeating Malaysia.[49][50] The team also won bronze medal at the 2016–17 Hockey World League by defeating Germany 2–1.

The 2018 Asian Games proved little disappointing as India was the defending champions as well as the favorites to win but was surprised by Malaysia in semi-final. They later won bronze medal by defeating Pakistan 2–1.[51] The team returned strongly by winning 2018 Asian Champions Trophy and collecting a gold medal at the 2018–19 Men's Hockey Series. India played as hosts in the 2018 Hockey World Cup and reached the quarter-finals but lost to Netherlands.[52]

Indian team won bronze in 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Germany 5–4. This was a historic win as the Indian Hockey team won a medal in Olympics after a gap of 41 years.[53][54] In 2023 India made a successful run at the Asian Champions Trophy and the 2022 Asian Games Both of which India won undefeated.[55]

Gallery edit

Tournament history edit

Major tournaments edit

Summer Olympics edit

Summer Olympics
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1928   Amsterdam, Netherlands Final Champions 5 5 0 0 29 0
1932   Los Angeles, USA Group stage Champions 2 2 0 0 35 2
1936   Berlin, Germany Final Champions 5 5 0 0 38 1
1948   London, UK Final Champions 5 5 0 0 25 2
1952   Helsinki, Finland Final Champions 3 3 0 0 13 2
1956   Melbourne, Australia Final Champions 5 5 0 0 38 0
1960   Rome, Italy Final Runners-up 6 5 0 1 19 2
1964   Tokyo, Japan Final Champions 9 7 2 0 22 5
1968   Mexico City, Mexico Semi-finals Third place 9 7 0 2 23 7
1972   Munich, West Germany Semi-finals Third place 9 6 2 1 27 11
1976   Montreal, Canada Group stage 7th place 8 4 1 3 17 13
1980   Moscow, USSR Final Champions 6 4 2 0 43 9
1984   Los Angeles, USA Group stage 5th place 7 5 1 1 20 11
1988   Seoul, South Korea Group stage 6th place 7 2 2 3 16 15
1992   Barcelona, Spain Group stage 7th place 7 3 0 4 7 12
1996   Atlanta, USA Group stage 8th place 7 2 3 2 14 10
2000   Sydney, Australia Group stage 7th place 7 3 2 2 13 10
2004   Athens, Greece Group stage 7th place 7 2 1 4 16 18
2008   Beijing, China Did not qualify
2012   London, UK Group stage 12th place 6 0 0 6 8 21
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Quarter-finals 8th place 6 2 1 3 10 12
2020   Tokyo, Japan Semi-finals Third place 8 6 0 2 25 23
2024   Paris, France Qualified
Total 8 Titles 134 83 17 34 458 186

World Cup edit

World Cup
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1971   Barcelona, Spain Semi-finals Third place 6 5 0 1 8 3
1973   Amstelveen, Netherlands Final Runners-up 7 4 3 0 15 3
1975   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Final Champions 7 5 1 1 19 8
1978   Buenos Aires, Argentina Group stage 6th place 8 4 1 3 11 16
1982   Bombay, India Group stage 5th place 7 5 0 2 29 15
1986   London, England Group stage 12th place 7 1 1 5 8 16
1990   Lahore, Pakistan Group stage 10th place 7 1 1 5 12 18
1994   Sydney, Australia Group stage 5th place 7 3 2 2 14 12
1998   Utrecht, Netherlands Group stage 9th place 7 3 0 4 13 19
2002   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Group stage 10th place 9 3 1 5 22 17
2006   Mönchengladbach, Germany Group stage 11th place 7 1 1 5 10 18
2010   New Delhi, India Group stage 8th place 6 1 1 4 15 21
2014   The Hague, Netherlands Group stage 9th place 6 2 1 3 10 12
2018   Bhubaneswar, India Quarter-finals 6th place 4 2 1 1 13 5
2023   Bhubaneswar & Rourkela, India Cross-overs 9th place 6 4 2 0 22 7
Total 1 Title 101 44 16 41 221 190

Asian Games edit

Asian Games
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1958   Tokyo, Japan Group stage Runners-up 4 3 1 0 16 1
1962   Jakarta, Indonesia Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 19 2
1966   Bangkok, Thailand Final Champions 5 5 0 0 13 0
1970   Bangkok, Thailand Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 16 1
1974   Tehran, Iran Group stage Runners-up 6 4 1 1 25 3
1978   Bangkok, Thailand Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 18 5
1982   New Delhi, India Final Runners-up 6 5 0 1 45 10
1986   Seoul, South Korea Semi-finals Third place 6 4 1 1 30 6
1990   Beijing, China Final Runners-up 6 5 0 1 22 3
1994   Hiroshima, Japan Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 10 4
1998   Bangkok, Thailand Final Champions 6 5 1 0 24 4
2002   Busan, South Korea Final Runners-up 5 3 1 1 16 9
2006   Doha, Qatar Group stage 5th place 6 4 1 1 34 5
2010   Guangzhou, China Semi-finals Third place 6 5 0 1 26 8
2014   Incheon, South Korea Final Champions 6 4 1 1 20 3
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia Semi-finals Third place 7 6 1 0 80 6
2022   Hangzhou, China Final Champions 7 7 0 0 68 9
Total 4 Titles 96 76 8 12 477 79

Asia Cup edit

Asia Cup
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1982   Karachi, Pakistan Group stage Runners-up 6 5 0 1 40 4
1985   Dhaka, Bangladesh Final Runners-up 6 5 0 1 33 7
1989   New Delhi, India Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 15 2
1994   Hiroshima, Japan Final Runners-up 6 3 2 1 15 7
1999   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Semi-finals Third place 5 3 1 1 17 9
2003   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Final Champions 5 4 0 1 25 9
2007   Chennai, India Final Champions 7 7 0 0 57 5
2009   Kuantan, Malaysia Group stage 5th place 4 2 1 1 20 7
2013   Ipoh, Malaysia Final Runners-up 5 4 0 1 24 5
2017   Dhaka, Bangladesh Final Champions 7 6 1 0 28 6
2022   Jakarta, Indonesia Second round Third place 7 3 3 1 29 14
Total 3 Titles 63 46 8 9 303 75

Asian Champions Trophy edit

Asian Champions Trophy
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2011   Ordos, China Final Champions 6 2 4 0 15 8
2012   Doha, Qatar Final Runners-up 6 4 0 2 27 12
2013   Kakamigahara, Japan Group stage 5th place 6 3 0 3 18 13
2016   Kuantan, Malaysia Final Champions 7 5 2 0 30 10
2018   Muscat, Oman Final Champions 6 5 1 0 30 4
2021   Dhaka, Bangladesh Semi-finals Third place 6 4 1 1 27 11
2023   Chennai, India Final Champions 7 6 1 0 29 8
Total 4 Titles 44 29 9 6 176 66

Commonwealth Games edit

Commonwealth Games
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1998   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Semi-finals Fourth place 7 4 1 2 22 12
2006   Melbourne, Australia Group stage 6th place 5 2 1 2 15 8
2010   New Delhi, India Final Runners-up 6 3 1 2 19 22
2014   Glasgow, Scotland Final Runners-up 6 4 0 2 19 15
2018   Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Semi-finals Fourth place 6 3 1 2 15 14
2022   Birmingham, England Final Runners-up 6 4 1 1 30 14
Total Runners-up 36 20 5 11 120 85

Pro League edit

Pro League
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2020–21 N/A Group stage Fourth place 8 3 3 2 22 17
2021–22 N/A Group stage Third place 16 8 4 4 62 40
2022–23 N/A Group stage Fourth place 16 8 3 5 51 42
Total Third place 40 19 10 11 135 99

Other tournaments edit

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup edit

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Year Host Position
1983   Malaysia Third place
1985   Malaysia Champions
1991   Malaysia Champions
1995   Malaysia Champions
2000   Malaysia Third place
2001   Malaysia 5th place
2004   Malaysia 7th place
2005   Malaysia 5th place
2006   Malaysia Third place
2007   Malaysia Third place
2008   Malaysia Runners-up
2009   Malaysia Champions
2010   Malaysia Champions
2011   Malaysia 6th place
2012   Malaysia Third place
2013   Malaysia 5th place
2015   Malaysia Third place
2016   Malaysia Runners-up
2017   Malaysia Third place
2018   Malaysia 5th place
2019   Malaysia Runners-up
Total 5 Titles

South Asian Games edit

South Asian Games
Year Host Position
1995   Madras, India Champions
2006   Colombo, Sri Lanka Runners-up
2010   Dhaka, Bangladesh Runners-up
2016   Guwahati, India Runners-up
Total 1 Title

Defunct competitions edit

World League edit

Hockey World League
Year Position Pld W D L GF GA
2012–13 6th place 15 6 4 5 59 37
2014–15 Third place 13 4 3 6 23 35
2016–17 Third place 13 5 2 6 33 23
Total Third place 41 15 9 17 115 95

Champions Trophy edit

Champions Trophy
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1980   Karachi, Pakistan Group stage 5th place 6 1 2 3 17 24
1982   Amstelveen, Netherlands Group stage Third place 5 3 0 2 16 20
1983   Karachi, Pakistan Group stage Fourth place 5 2 1 2 8 9
1985   Perth, Australia Group stage 6th place 5 1 1 3 9 15
1986   Karachi, Pakistan Group stage 5th place 5 2 0 3 6 10
1989   Berlin, West Germany Group stage 6th place 5 1 0 4 7 12
1995   Berlin, Germany Group stage 5th place 6 0 3 3 7 13
1996   Madras, India Group stage Fourth place 6 2 1 3 10 12
2002   Cologne, Germany Group stage Fourth place 6 2 1 3 16 18
2003   Amstelveen, Netherlands Group stage Fourth place 6 2 0 4 19 22
2004   Lahore, Pakistan Group stage Fourth Place 6 1 1 4 11 16
2005   Chennai, India Group stage 6th place 6 1 0 5 9 15
2012   Melbourne, Australia Semi-finals Fourth place 6 3 0 3 12 12
2014   Bhubaneswar, India Semi-finals Fourth place 6 2 0 4 13 15
2016   London, UK Final Runners-up 6 2 2 2 10 11
2018   Breda, Netherlands Final Runners-up 6 2 3 1 11 7
Total Runners-up 91 27 15 49 181 231

Champions Challenge edit

Champions Challenge
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2001   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Final Champions 6 4 1 1 11 6
2007   Boom, Belgium Semi-finals Third place 6 4 0 2 16 13
2009   Salta, Argentina Semi-finals Third place 5 3 1 1 16 13
2011   Johannesburg, South Africa Final Runners-up 6 4 1 1 29 17
Total 1 Title 23 15 3 5 72 49

Hockey Series edit

Hockey Series
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19   Bhubaneshwar, India Final Champions 5 5 0 0 35 4
Total 1 Title 5 5 0 0 35 4

Afro-Asian Games edit

Afro-Asian Games
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2003   Hyderabad, India Final Champions 5 5 0 0 23 11
Total 1 Title 5 5 0 0 23 11

Western Asiatic Games edit

Western Asiatic Games
Year Host Position
1934   Delhi, India Champions
Total 1 title

Honours edit

Major tournaments edit

Other tournaments edit

Defunct tournaments edit

Results and fixtures edit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2023 edit

26 May 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Belgium   2–1   India London, Great Britain
14:30 T. Stockbroekx   18'
Onana   60'
Report Mandeep   25' Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
27 May 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Great Britain   4–2   India London, Great Britain
12:30 Nurse   7'
Sorsby   32'
Morton   34'
Bandurak   54'
Report Harmanpreet   14'43' Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
2 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League India   5–1   Belgium London, Great Britain
14:30 Vivek   2'
Harmanpreet   21'40'
Amit   20'
Dilpreet   60'
Report Ghislain   46' Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
3 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Great Britain   4–4
(2–4 p)
  India London, Great Britain
12:30 Ward   8'40'47'53' Report Harmanpreet   7'
Mandeep   19'
Sukhjeet   28'
Abhishek   60'
Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Penalties
Calnan  
Wallace  
Shipperley  
Roper  
  Manpreet
  Harmanpreet
  Lalit
  Abhishek
7 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Netherlands   4–1   India Eindhoven, Netherlands
18:30 P. Reyenga   17'
Burkhardt   40'
Telgenkamp   41'58'
Report Harmanpreet   11' Stadium: HC Oranje-Rood
8 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Argentina   0–3   India Eindhoven, Netherlands
18:00 Report Harmanpreet   32'
Amit   38'
Abhishek   58'
Stadium: HC Oranje-Rood
10 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League Netherlands   3–2   India Eindhoven, Netherlands
15:00 Telgenkamp   7'
Burkhardt   41'
Hoedemakers   43'
Report Sanjay   18'
Gurjant   46'
Stadium: HC Oranje-Rood
11 June 2023 2022–23 FIH Pro League India   2–1   Argentina Eindhoven, Netherlands
15:00 Akashdeep   1'
Sukhjeet   13'
Report Toscani   57' Stadium: HC Oranje-Rood
25 July 2023 Torneo del Centenario 2023 Spain   2–1   India Terrassa, Spain
20:00 Cunill   11'
Menini   33'
Report Harmanpreet   59' Stadium: Estadi Martí Colomer
26 July 2023 Torneo del Centenario 2023 India   1–1   Netherlands Terrassa, Spain
18:00 Harmanpreet   12' Report Brinkman   40' Stadium: Estadi Martí Colomer
28 July 2023 Torneo del Centenario 2023 India   1–1   England Terrassa, Spain
13:00 Harmanpreet   29' Report Ward   5' Stadium: Estadi Martí Colomer
30 July 2023 Torneo del Centenario 2023 Netherlands   1–2   India Terrassa, Spain
13:00 Brinkman   25' Report Harmanpreet   15'
Dilpreet   50'
Stadium: Estadi Martí Colomer
3 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy GS India   7–2   China Chennai, India
20:30 Harmanpreet   5'8'
Sukhjeet   15'
Akashdeep   16'
Varun   19'30'
Mandeep   40'
Report E Wenhui   18'
Gao Jiesheng   25'
Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
4 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy GS India   1–1   Japan Chennai, India
20:30 Harmanpreet   43' Report Nagayoshi   28' Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
6 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy GS Malaysia   0–5   India Chennai, India
20:30 Report Karthi   15'
Hardik   32'
Harmanpreet   42'
Gurjant   53'
Jugraj   54'
Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
7 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy GS South Korea   2–3   India Chennai, India
20:30 Kim Sung-hyun   12'
Yang Ji-hun   58'
Report Nilakanta   6'
Harmanpreet   23'
Mandeep   33'
Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
9 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy GS India   4–0   Pakistan Chennai, India
20:30 Harmanpreet   15'23'
Jugraj   36'
Akashdeep   55'
Report Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
11 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy SF India   5–0   Japan Chennai, India
20:30 Akashdeep   19'
Harmanpreet   23'
Mandeep   30'
Sumit   39'
Karthi   51'
Report Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
12 August 2023 2023 Asian Champions Trophy F Malaysia   3–4   India Chennai, India
20:30 Azrai Abu Kamal   14'
Razie   18'
Muhamad Aminudin   28'
Report Jugraj   9'
Harmanpreet   45'
Gurjant   45'
Akashdeep   56'
Stadium: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
24 September 2023 2022 Asian Games PR India   16–0   Uzbekistan Hangzhou, China
11:15 Lalit   7'24'53'
Varun   12'36'50'52'
Abhishek   17'
Mandeep   18'27'28'
Sukhjeet   37'42'
Amit   38'
Shamsher   43'
Sanjay   57'
Report Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
26 September 2023 2022 Asian Games PR India   16–1   Singapore Hangzhou, China
09:00 Mandeep   12'30'51'
Lalit   16'
Gurjant   22'
Vivek   23'
Harmanpreet   24'39'40'42'
Manpreet   37'
Shamsher   38'
Abhishek   51'52'
Varun   55'55'
Report Zulkarnain   53' Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
28 September 2023 2022 Asian Games PR Japan   2–4   India Hangzhou, China
20:45 Genki   56'
Ryosei   60'
Report Abhishek   13'48'
Mandeep   24'
Amit   34'
Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
30 September 2023 2022 Asian Games PR Pakistan   2–10   India Hangzhou, China
20:45 M. Khan   38'
Afraz   45'
Report Mandeep   8'
Harmanpreet   11'17'33'34'
Sumit   30'
Abhishek   38'
Varun   41'54'
Hardik   45'
Shamsher   46'
Lalit   49'
Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
2 October 2023 2022 Asian Games PR India   12–0   Bangladesh Hangzhou, China
15:45 Harmanpreet   2'4'32'
Mandeep   18'24'46'
Lalit   23'
Amit   28'
Abhishek   41'57'
Nilakanta   47'
Gurjant   56'
Report Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
4 October 2023 2022 Asian Games SF India   5–3   South Korea Hangzhou, China
16:00 Hardik   5'
Mandeep   11'
Lalit   15'
Amit   24'
Abhishek   54'
Report Jung   17'20'42' Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium
6 October 2023 2022 Asian Games F India   5–1   Japan Hangzhou, China
18:30 Manpreet   25'
Harmanpreet   32'59'
Amit   36'
Abhishek   48'
Report S. Tanaka   51' Stadium: Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium

2024 edit

26 January 2024 Test Match South Africa   0–3   India Cape Town, South Africa
18:00 Report Harmanpreet   2'
Abhishek   13'
Sumit   30'
Stadium: Cape Town
10 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   4–1   Spain Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Harmanpreet   7'20'
Jugraj   24'
Lalit   50'
Report Miralles   34' Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
11 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   2–2
(4–2 p)
  Netherlands Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Hardik   13'
Harmanpreet   58'
Report Janssen   30'
Bijen   39'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
Penalties
Harmanpreet  
Sukhjeet  
Lalit  
Shamsher  
  Croon
  T. Brinkman
  De Geus
  Bijen
15 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   4–6   Australia Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Harmanpreet   12'20'
Sukhjeet   18'
Mandeep   29'
Report Govers   13'13'40'
Sharp   52'
Anderson   55'
Welch   58'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
16 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   1–0   Ireland Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Gurjant   60' Report Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
24 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   2–2
(0–3 p)
  Australia Rourkela, India
19:30 Harmanpreet   20'
Rohidas   29'
Report Govers   23'
Craig   53'
Stadium: Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium
Penalties
Akashdeep  
Sukhjeet  
Lalit  
  Brand
  Ogilvie
  De Mol
25 February 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   4–0   Ireland Rourkela, India
19:30 Nilakanta   14'
Akashdeep   15'
Gurjant   38'
Jugraj   60'
Report Stadium: Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium
6 April 2024 2024 Australia-India Test Series Australia   5–1   India Perth, Australia
16:40 Brand   3'
Wickham   20'38'
Rintala   37'
Ogilvie   57'
Report Gurjant   47' Stadium: Perth Hockey Stadium
7 April 2024 2024 Australia-India Test Series Australia   4–2   India Perth, Australia
16:40 Hayward   6'34'
Anderson   42'
Ephraums   45'
Report Jugraj   9'
Harmanpreet   30'
Stadium: Perth Hockey Stadium
10 April 2024 2024 Australia-India Test Series Australia   2–1   India Perth, Australia
17:40 Hayward   44'49' Report Jugraj   41' Stadium: Perth Hockey Stadium
12 April 2024 2024 Australia-India Test Series Australia   3–1   India Perth, Australia
17:40 Hayward   19'47'
Welch   54'
Report Harmanpreet   12' Stadium: Perth Hockey Stadium
13 April 2024 2024 Australia-India Test Series Australia   3–2   India Perth, Australia
16:40 Hayward   20'
Williot   38'
Brand   39'
Report Harmanpreet   4'
Dhami   53'
Stadium: Perth Hockey Stadium
22 May 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League India   v   Argentina Antwerp, Belgium
14:30 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
23 May 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League Belgium   v   India Antwerp, Belgium
21:00 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
25 May 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League Belgium   v   India Antwerp, Belgium
16:15 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
26 May 2024 2023–24 FIH Pro League Argentina   v   India Antwerp, Belgium
18:30 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
27 July 2024 2024 Summer Olympics India   v   New Zealand Paris, France
17:30 Report Stadium: Stade Yves-du-Manoir
29 July 2024 2024 Summer Olympics India   v   Argentina Paris, France
12:45 Report Stadium: Stade Yves-du-Manoir
30 July 2024 2024 Summer Olympics Ireland   v   India Paris, France
13:15 Report Stadium: Stade Yves-du-Manoir
1 August 2024 2024 Summer Olympics India   v   Belgium Paris, France
10:00 Report Stadium: Stade Yves-du-Manoir
2 August 2024 2024 Summer Olympics Australia   v   India Paris, France
13:15 Report Stadium: Stade Yves-du-Manoir

Players edit

Current squad edit

The following players were named for the 2023–24 FIH Pro League India leg at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.[59]

Caps updated as of 25 February 2024, after the match against   Ireland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
16 GK P. R. Sreejesh (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 35) 317 0   Physical Education & Sports, Kerala
12 GK Krishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 26) 117 0   Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

4 DF Jarmanpreet Singh (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 27) 93 6   Railway Sports Promotion Board
17 DF Sumit Walmiki (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 27) 122 8   Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
31 DF Jugraj Singh (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 27) 45 14   Services Sports Control Board
30 DF Amit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 30) 171 28   Railway Sports Promotion Board
13 DF Harmanpreet Singh (Captain) (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 28) 206 179   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
70 DF Sanjay (2001-05-05) 5 May 2001 (age 22) 23 2   Hockey Haryana
40 DF Vishnukant Singh (2002-08-10) 10 August 2002 (age 21) 10 1   Uttar Pradesh Hockey
23 DF Amir Ali (2004-05-02) 2 May 2004 (age 19) 2 0   Uttar Pradesh Hockey

8 MF Hardik Singh (Vice-captain) (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 25) 123 11   Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
32 MF Vivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 24) 133 20   Bhopal Police
7 MF Manpreet Singh (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 31) 357 27   Punjab Armed Police
18 MF Nilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 28) 119 16   Youth Affairs and Sports Manipur
21 MF Shamsher Singh (1997-07-29) 29 July 1997 (age 26) 86 16   Punjab National Bank
25 MF Raj Kumar Pal (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 25) 44 5   Comptroller and Auditor General of India
29 MF Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem (2001-08-03) 3 August 2001 (age 22) 14 0   Petroleum Sports Promotion Board

14 FW Lalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 30) 159 44   Uttar Pradesh Police
11 FW Mandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 29) 233 115   Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
9 FW Gurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 29) 105 28   ONGC
34 FW Sukhjeet Singh (1996-12-05) 5 December 1996 (age 27) 59 15   Punjab National Bank
5 FW Abhishek (1999-08-15) 15 August 1999 (age 24) 63 30   Punjab National Bank
27 FW Akashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 29) 242 94   Punjab Armed Police
90 FW Araijeet Singh Hundal (2004-01-21) 21 January 2004 (age 20) 6 0   Punjab and Sind Bank

Recent call-ups edit

The following players have also been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Suraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 28) 41 0   Services Sports Control Board NT Camp, November 2023
GK Pawan Malik (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 (age 22) 7 0   Hockey Haryana 2022–23 Men's FIH Pro League (March 2023)
GK Prashant Kumar Chauhan (2000-12-01) 1 December 2000 (age 23) 0 0   Uttar Pradesh Hockey NT Camp, November 2023

DF Nilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 25) 46 5   Comptroller and Auditor General of India NT Camp, November 2023
DF Surender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 30) 178 4   Food Corporation of India 2023 Hockey World Cup
DF Manjeet (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 22) 9 1   Services Sports Control Board 2022–23 Men's FIH Pro League (March 2023)
DF Gurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 29) 69 1   Indian Oil Corporation 2022–23 Men's FIH Pro League (June 2023)
DF Mandeep Mor (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 25) 25 2   Punjab National Bank 2022–23 Men's FIH Pro League (June 2023)
DF Dipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 25) 37 5   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd NT Camp, November 2023
DF Varun KumarWD (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 28) 142 40   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd 2023–24 Men's FIH Pro League (February 2024)

MF Yashdeep Siwach (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 23) 7 0   Railway Sports Promotion Board NT Camp, November 2023
MF Mohammed Raheel Mouseen (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 27) 4 1   Comptroller and Auditor General of India 2022 Australia–India Test Series
MF Maninder Singh (2001-02-04) 4 February 2001 (age 23) 6 1   Punjab and Sind Bank NT Camp, November 2023

FW Selvam Karthi (2001-09-01) 1 September 2001 (age 22) 25 10   Hockey Unit Of Tamil Nadu NT Camp, November 2023
FW Dilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 24) 86 31   Indian Oil Corporation Ltd NT Camp, November 2023
FW Pawan Rajbhar (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 26) 7 4   Services Sports Control Board 2023 Spain Torneo del Centenario
FW Simranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 27) 56 16   Indian Oil Corporation 2023 Spain Torneo del Centenario
FW Shilanand Lakra (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 24) 28 6   Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd NT Camp, November 2023

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Coaching staff edit

Notable former players edit

See also edit

Explanatory note edit

  1. ^ Excluding one title won at the 1934 Western Asiatic Games.

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