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Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada, Preview: India Seek Win To Top League Table


India got off to a solid start in the tournament with a thumping 5-0 win against South Africa. In the second match, the Manpreet Singh-led team was held to a 2-2 draw against World No. 3 Belgium. Harmanpreet Singh and Simranjeet Singh were the scorers for India.

With the next match against lower ranked team, the likes of Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh will look to improve their performance ahead of the knock-out stages.

On the other hand, Canada are currently placed third in the group. After suffering a 1-2 defeat against Belgium in their opening match, Canada played a 1-1 draw against South Africa.

The match between India and Canada starts at 19:00 IST.

Squads

India: Manpreet Singh (C), PR Sreejesh (GK), Krishna Bahadur Pathak (GK), Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Simranjeet Singh.

Canada – Scott Tupper (C), David Carter (GK), Antoni Kindler (GK), Brandon Pereira, Gordon Johnston, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Oliver Scholfield, Mark Pearson, Sukhi Panesarbc, Gabe Ho-Garcia, John Smythe, Richard Hildreth, Brednen Bissett, Jamie Wallace, Balraj Panesar

Updated: December 7, 2018 — 11:10 am

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