India men's national field hockey team

The 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] 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'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. 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.

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Nickname(s)Men in Blue, Bharat Army
Association
ConfederationAHF (Asia)
Head CoachGraham Reid
Assistant coach(es)Gregg Clark
ManagerShivendra Singh
CaptainManpreet Singh
Most capsDilip Tirkey (412)
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 5 Decrease 1 (19 July 2022)[1]
Highest3 (July 2021)
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
Appearances17 (first in 1958)
Best resultGold Champions (1966, 1998, 2014)
Asia Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1982)
Best resultGold Champions (2003, 2007, 2017)

The men in blues are also one of the most successful teams in Asia. They have won the Asian Games three times – in 1966, 1998 and 2014. India came out on top in 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 three times – in 2011, 2016 and in 2018. In total, India has won 27 official international titles.

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 have a unique record of beating Pakistan in the finals of all these tournaments.[6]

HistoryEdit

Golden years (1928–59)Edit

India decided to send a team in 1928 Olympics after the formation of Indian Hockey Federation. India then went on to win the whole competition. 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.[7] India then went on to defend their title in 1932 Olympics with a 11–1 win over Japan and 24–1 win over USA, in that match Dhyan Chand hit 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.[8] India went to the 1936 Olympics to win their 3rd straight title, 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, it was the only goal India conceded in the whole competition and also remains the biggest winning margin in the final.[8] The Indian hockey team that won 3 successive Olympics title is often regarded as the greatest ever team.[9]

 
India vs Berlin XI in 1936.

The World War II caused the cancellation of 1940 and 1944 Olympics, which ended the era of the team that dominated the world hockey.[10] In 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. Great British team has already won the gold medal in 1908 and 1920, so this match was billed as battle of Champions and eventually India won the match 4–0.[11] The result was a sweet one for India, which gained independence from Britain just a year ago. This win is often regarded as the greatest ever moment of Indian field hockey and also all of Indian sports.[12]

India went on to win 2 further gold medal at the Olympics in 1952 Olympics and 1956 Olympics, preserving its record as the most successful and dominant team at that time.In 1952 Olympics quarter-finals India won against Austria 4–0, Great Britain 3–1 in Semi-final and thumped Netherlands by the score of 6–1.[13] The match is famous for the 5 goal magical performance of Balbir Singh Sr.,which is an Olympic record that still stands today. In 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.[14] 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.[15]

Last years of dominance (1960–80)Edit

In 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, 0–1 loss to Pakistan in the final which ended India's streak of six successive gold medals and 30 matches unbeaten run.[16] Two years later India went on to win another silver medal at the 1962 Asian Games. India returned strongly at the 1964 Toky 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.[17]

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

In 1968 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, Belgium but India went to a new low, for the first time as they were defeated in the semi-final by Australia and went on to play bronze medal match at the games but they successfully claimed the bronze medal by beating West Germany.[18] In 1972 Olympics also the result was same 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.[19]

One year prior to the 1972 Olympics India won bronze medal at the 1971 World Cup by virtue of a win over Kenya. In 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. But in the 1975 World Cup India defeated Malaysia in the semi-final before beating arch-rivals Pakistan to claim their first title.[20]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 Poland and Spain which were followed by a resounding win over Cuba with a margin of 13–0 and win over Soviet Union by a scoreline of 4–2. India later won the gold medal for the record 8th time by defeating Spain in the final by a score of 4–3.[21]

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 cup or Olympics, but continued to be a top team in Asia and went on to win several medals in continental competitions.[22] The 1982 World Cup was hosted by India and they finished at 5th position.[23] The team lost to Pakistan in both 1982 Asian Games final and the inaugural Asia Cup final held in Karachi.[24]India ended the 80s by winning bronze medal 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 came in the 1985 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.[25] 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. But India later went on to win the 1995 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.[26]

Resurgence (1998–2012)Edit

India won their first continental title after 32 years at the 1998 Asian Games by defeating South Korea.[27][28] The team finished 4th at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. They ended the decade by collecting bronze medal at the 1999 Asia Cup.

India started the new millennium by winning the inaugural hockey champions challenge defeating South Africa in the final. In 2003 India won their first ever Asia Cup title by defeating Pakistan in the final.[29] The same year India also clinched the first and only Afro-Asian Games title by defeating Pakistan again in the final.[30] 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.[31] It was in 2007 the team slumped to its lowest ever ranking of 12 in FIH World Rankings.India failed to qualify for 2008 Beijing Games for the first time.[32]

The next Asia Cup tournament in 2009 proved to be disastrous as the team finished 5th and failed to get any medals. The first time that happened. 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 in the final, the biggest defeat India ever suffered.[33] India became the first ever champions of the Asian Champions Trophy after they beat Pakistan in the final of the 2011 edition.[34] 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.[35][36] India also finished as runners-up at the 2012 Asian Champions Trophy.[37]

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 3rd gold medal.[38][39][40][41][42][43] 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.[44][45]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. 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.

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.[46][47]

GalleryEdit

Competitive RecordEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

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-final Third place 9 7 0 2 23 7
1972   Munich, West Germany Semi-final 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
2012   London, UK Group Stage 12th place 6 0 0 6 8 21
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Quarter-final 8th place 6 2 1 3 10 12
2020   Tokyo, Japan Semi-final Third Place 8 6 0 2 25 23
Total 8 Titles 134 83 17 34 458 186

World CupEdit

World Cup
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1971   Barcelona, Spain Semi-final 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, UK 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-final 6th place 4 2 1 1 13 5
2023   Bhubaneswar & Rourkela, India Qualified as hosts
Total 1 Title 95 40 14 41 199 183

Asian GamesEdit

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-final 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-final Third place 6 5 0 1 26 8
2014   Incheon, South Korea Final Champions 6 4 1 1 20 3
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia Semi-final Third place 7 6 1 0 80 6
2022   Hangzhou, China Qualified
Total 3 Titles 89 69 8 12 409 70

Asia CupEdit

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-final 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 Semi-final Third place 7 3 3 1 29 14
Total 3 Titles 63 46 8 9 303 75

Asian Champions TrophyEdit

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-final Third place 6 4 1 1 27 11
Total 3 Titles 37 23 8 6 147 58

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Commonwealth Games
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1998   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Semi-final 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-final Fourth place 6 3 1 2 15 14
2022   Birmingham, England Final Runners-up 6 4 1 1 30 14
Total Best: Runners-up 36 20 5 11 120 85

Pro LeagueEdit

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 Qualified
Total Best: Third place 24 11 7 6 84 57

Other TournamentsEdit

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

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 GamesEdit

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 CompetitionsEdit

World LeagueEdit

Hockey World League
Year Host Position Pld W D L GF GA
2012–13   New Delhi, India 6th place 10 1 4 5 22 33
2014–15   Raipur, India Third place 13 4 3 6 23 35
2016–17   Bhubaneswar, India Third place 13 5 2 6 33 23
Total Best: Third place 36 10 9 17 78 91

Champions TrophyEdit

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-final Fourth place 6 3 0 3 12 12
2014   Bhubaneswar, India Semi-final 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 Best: Runners-up 91 27 15 49 181 231

Champions ChallengeEdit

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-final Third place 6 4 0 2 16 13
2009   Salta, Argentina Semi-final 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 SeriesEdit

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 GamesEdit

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

Results and fixturesEdit

2022Edit

8 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League France   0–5   India Potchefstroom, South Africa
18:00 Report Harmanpreet   21'
Varun   24'
Shamsher   28'
Mandeep   32'
Akashdeep   41'
Stadium: NWU Astro
9 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League South Africa   2–10   India Potchefstroom, South Africa
18:00 Bell   44'
Pautz   45'
Report Harmanpreet   2'
Jugraj   4'6'23'
Abhishek   12'
Gursahibjit   24'36'
Dilpreet   25'58'
Mandeep   27'
Stadium: NWU Astro
12 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League France   5–2   India Potchefstroom, South Africa
18:00 Charlet   16'59'
Lockwood   35'
Masson   48'
T. Clément   60'
Report Jarmanpreet   22'
Harmanpreet   57'
Stadium: NWU Astro
13 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League South Africa   2–10   India Potchefstroom, South Africa
18:00 Bell   12'
Beauchamp   53'
Report Varun   15'
Shilanand   27'48'
Mandeep   28'
Harmanpreet   13'52'60'60'
Sumit   45'
Shamsher   56'
Stadium: NWU Astro
26 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   5–4   Spain Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Harmanpreet   15'60'
Shilanand   41'
Shamsher   43'
Varun   55'
Report Pa. Cunill   14'
Miralles   20'23'40'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
27 February 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   3–5   Spain Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Abhishek   6'
Harmanpreet   27'
Sukhjeet   51'
Report Pa. Cunill   14'24'
Tarrés   14'
Pe. Cunill   54'
Miralles   59'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
19 March 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   2–2
(1–3 p)
  Argentina Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Gurjant   38'
Mandeep   60'
Report Acosta   45'
Keenan   52'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
Penalties
Harmanpreet  
Abhishek  
Gurjant  
Sukhjeet  
  Keenan
  Domene
  Toscani
  Ferreiro
20 March 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   4–3   Argentina Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Hardik   17'
Jugraj   20'52'
Mandeep   60'
Report Della Torre   40'
Domene   51'
Ferreiro   56'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
2 April 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   3–3
(3–2 p)
  England Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Abhishek   14'
Shamsher   27'
Harmanpreet   52'
Report Bandurak   8'28'
Ward   60'
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
Penalties
Harmanpreet  
Shamsher  
Raj  
Abhishek  
Vivek  
Harmanpreet  
Abhishek  
  Ansell
  Griffiths
  Sorsby
  Albery
  Goodfield
  Griffiths
  Ansell
3 April 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   4–3   England Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Manpreet   15+'
Harmanpreet   26'26'43'
Report Sanford   7'
Condon   39'
Ward
Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
14 April 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   3–0   Germany Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Harmanpreet   18'28'
Abhishek   44'
Report Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
15 April 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League India   3–1   Germany Bhubaneswar, India
19:30 Sukhjeet   19'
Varun   41'
Abhishek   54'
Report Boeckel   45' Stadium: Kalinga Stadium
23 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup India   1–1   Pakistan Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Selvam   9' Report Rana   59' Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
24 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup Japan   5–2   India Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Nagayoshi   24'
Kawabe   40'56'
Ooka   49'
Yamasaki   54'
Report Pawan   45'
Uttam   50'
Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
26 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup India   16–0   Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Rajbhar   10'11'
U. Singh   14'
Sunil   19'24'
Nilam   20'
Karthi   40'56'
Lakra  41'
Tirkey   42'47'59'59'
Belimagga   45'46'55'
Report Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
28 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup Super 4 India   2–1   Japan Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Manjeet   8'
Pawan   35'
Report Niwa   18' Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
29 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup Super 4 Malaysia   3–3   India Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Rahim   12'21'56' Report Vishnukant   32'
Sunil   53'
Nilam   55'
Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
31 May 2022 2022 Asia Cup Super 4 India   4–4   South Korea Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Nilam   9'
Maninder   21'
Sheshe   22'
Mareeswaran   37'
Report Jang   13'
Ji   18'
Kim Ju.   28'
Jung   44'
Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
1 June 2022 2022 Asia Cup 3rd place India   1–0   Japan Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Pal   7' Report Stadium: GBK Sports Complex
11 June 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League Belgium   3–3
(4–5 p)
  India Antwerp, Belgium
16:30 Charlier   21'
Gougnard   36'
De Kerpel   51'
Report Shamsher   18'
Harmanpreet   52'
Jarmanpreet   58'
Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
Penalties
Boccard  
Cosyns  
Gougnard  
De Sloover  
De Kerpel  
  Harmanpreet
  Abhishek
  Lalit
  Shamsher
  Akashdeep
12 June 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League Belgium   3–2   India Antwerp, Belgium
16:30 De Kerpel   33'
Hendrickx   49'59'
Report Abhishek   25'
Mandeep   60'
Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp
18 June 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League Netherlands   2–2
(4–1 p)
  India Rotterdam, Netherlands
16:30 Reyenga   10'
Bijen   47'
Report Dilpreet   22'
Harmanpreet   60+'
Stadium: Hazelaarweg Stadion
Penalties
Pieters  
Van Dam  
De Geus  
Bijen  
  Harmanpreet
  Abhishek
  Vivek
19 June 2022 2021–22 FIH Pro League Netherlands   2–1   India Rotterdam, Netherlands
16:30 Janssen   7'
Croon   45'
Report Abhishek   1' Stadium: Hazelaarweg Stadion
31 July 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games India   11–0   Ghana Birmingham, England
16:00 Abhishek   2'
Harmanpreet   10'36'54'
Shamsher   14'
Akashdeep   20'
Jugraj   22'45'
Nilakanta   39'
Varun   40'
Mandeep   48'
Report Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
1 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games England   4–4   India Birmingham, England
16:00 Ansell   42'
Bandurak   47'53'
Roper   51'
Report Lalit   3'
Mandeep   13'22'
Harmanpreet   46'
Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
3 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games Canada   0–8   India Birmingham, England
14:00 Report Harmanpreet   7'56'
Amit   10'
Lalit   20'
Gurjant   27'
Akashdeep   37'60'
Mandeep   58'
Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
4 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games India   4–1   Wales Birmingham, England
14:00 Harmanpreet   18'19'41'
Gurjant   49'
Report Furlong   55' Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
6 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games India   3–2   South Africa Birmingham, England
18:00 Abhishek   20'
Mandeep   28'
Jugraj   58'
Report Julius   33'
M. Cassiem   59'
Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
8 August 2022 2022 Commonwealth Games Australia   7–0   India Birmingham, England
12:30 Govers   9'
Ephraums   14'42'
Anderson   22'27'
Wickham   26'
Ogilvie   46'
Report Stadium: University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named on 20 June 2022 for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[48]

Caps updated as of 19 June 2022, after the match against Netherlands.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
16 GK P. R. Sreejesh (1988-05-08) 8 May 1988 (age 34) 260 0   Physical Education & Sports, Kerala
12 GK Krishan Pathak (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 25) 66 0   Indian Oil Corporation

4 DF Jarmanpreet Singh (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 26) 37 6   Railway Sports Promotion Board
6 DF Surender Kumar (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 28) 159 4   Food Corporation of India
13 DF Harmanpreet Singh (Vice-captain) (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 26) 149 106   BPCL
22 DF Varun Kumar (1995-07-25) 25 July 1995 (age 27) 109 28   BPCL
30 DF Amit Rohidas (1993-05-10) 10 May 1993 (age 29) 118 17   Railway Sports Promotion Board
80 DF Jugraj Singh (1996-12-11) 11 December 1996 (age 25) 13 5   Services Sports Control Board

7 MF Manpreet Singh (Captain) (1992-06-26) 26 June 1992 (age 30) 299 23   Punjab Armed Police
8 MF Hardik Singh (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 23) 69 5   Indian Oil Corporation
18 MF Nilakanta Sharma (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 27) 79 12   Railway Sports Promotion Board
21 MF Shamsher Singh (1997-07-29) 29 July 1997 (age 25) 32 8   Punjab National Bank
27 MF Akashdeep Singh (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 27) 209 78   Punjab Armed Police
32 MF Vivek Prasad (2000-02-25) 25 February 2000 (age 22) 85 16   Bhopal Police

9 FW Gurjant Singh (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 27) 60 19   ONGC
11 FW Mandeep Singh (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 27) 179 89   ONGC
14 FW Lalit Upadhyay (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 28) 127 29   BPCL
50 FW Abhishek (1999-08-15) 15 August 1999 (age 22) 14 7   Punjab National Bank

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Pawan (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Hockey Haryana v.   Netherlands, 19 June 2022
GK Suraj Karkera (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 26) 41 0   Services Sports Control Board 2022 Asia Cup
GK Pankaj Kumar Rajak (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 23) 3 0   Steel Plant Sports Board 2022 Asia Cup

DF Birendra Lakra (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 32) 208 10   BPCL 2022 Asia Cup
DF Dipsan Tirkey (1998-10-15) 15 October 1998 (age 23) 37 5   BPCL 2022 Asia Cup
DF Nilam Sanjeep Xess (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 23) 27 5   CAGI 2022 Asia Cup
DF Manjeet (2001-10-10) 10 October 2001 (age 20) 7 1   Services Sports Control Board 2022 Asia Cup
DF Yashdeep Siwach (2000-12-26) 26 December 2000 (age 21) 7 0   Hockey Haryana 2022 Asia Cup
DF Abhisek Lakra (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 22) 7 0   Hockey Odisha 2022 Asia Cup
DF Gurinder Singh (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 27) 67 1   Indian Oil Corporation v.   Germany, 15 April 2022
DF Mandeep Mor (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 23) 12 1   Punjab National Bank v.   Spain, 27 February 2022
DF Rupinder Pal Singh (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 31) 223 119   Indian Overseas Bank 2020 Summer Olympics

MF Simranjeet Singh (1996-12-27) 27 December 1996 (age 25) 53 16   Indian Oil Corporation 2022 Asia Cup
MF Raj Kumar Pal (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 24) 18 3   CAGI 2022 Asia Cup
MF Mareeswaran Shakthivel (2000-09-23) 23 September 2000 (age 21) 7 1   Hockey Unit Of Tamil Nadu 2022 Asia Cup
MF Sheshe Gowda (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 27) 7 1 2022 Asia Cup
MF Vishnukant Singh (2002-08-10) 10 August 2002 (age 19) 7 1   Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2022 Asia Cup
MF Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem (2001-08-03) 3 August 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Petroleum Sports Promotion Board v.   Germany, 15 April 2022
MF Sumit (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 25) 84 6   ONGC v.   England, 2 April 2022
MF Jaskaran Singh (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 28) 14 0   Punjab and Sind Bank v.   England, 2 April 2022

FW Dilpreet Singh (1999-11-12) 12 November 1999 (age 22) 66 28   India Oil Corporation v.   Netherlands, 19 June 2022
FW Sukhjeet Singh (1996-12-05) 5 December 1996 (age 25) 7 2   Punjab National Bank v.   Netherlands, 19 June 2022
FW S. V. Sunil (1989-05-06) 6 May 1989 (age 33) 271 75   BPCL 2022 Asia Cup
FW Pawan Rajbhar (1997-07-02) 2 July 1997 (age 25) 7 4 2022 Asia Cup
FW Selvam Karthi (2001-09-01) 1 September 2001 (age 20) 7 3   Hockey Unit Of Tamil Nadu 2022 Asia Cup
FW Abharan Sudev (1997-05-13) 13 May 1997 (age 25) 7 3 2022 Asia Cup
FW Uttam Singh (2002-12-10) 10 December 2002 (age 19) 7 2   Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2022 Asia Cup
FW Maninder Singh (2001-02-04) 4 February 2001 (age 21) 6 1   Hockey Chandigarh 2022 Asia Cup
FW Pardeep Singh (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 25) 0 0 2022 Asia Cup
FW Shilanand Lakra (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 23) 28 6   BPCL v.   Germany, 15 April 2022
FW Gursahibjit Singh (1999-02-05) 5 February 1999 (age 23) 28 8   Railway Sports Promotion Board v.   England, 2 April 2022

Support staffEdit

Notable former playersEdit

See alsoEdit

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