With a place in the quarter-finals on the line, India will take on New Zealand on Sunday in a crucial crossover match at the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup. Led by Harmanpreet Singh, India finished second in Pool D, narrowly behind table top players England who secured their place in the quarter-finals due to a superior goal difference. This match promises to be an exciting and intense affair as both teams battle for a spot in the next round.
As it is a match of everything, Team India will have to be sharp and bring their A-game to surpass the Kiwis. Midfielder Hardik Singh’s injury has been a major setback for the team, but the Men in Blue don’t have the luxury of time to look back and mourn.
Midfielders Shamsher Singh and Akashdeep Singh were the goalscorers in the previous game and all eyes will be on them again. Under coach Graham Reid, India will need to step up their game when it comes to converting penalty corners, an area that was lacking in the previous game.
Meanwhile, New Zealand finished third in Pool C and is significantly lower than India in the world rankings. At number 6, India is well ahead of number 12 New Zealand. It may seem like an easy challenge on paper, but India will not want to take anything for granted in a tournament as prestigious as the World Cup. India will have to be prepared for a tough fight against the Kiwis, who have the potential to surprise and upset the higher-ranked team.
The winner of the match between India and New Zealand will face Belgium in the quarterfinals, setting the stage for an exciting showdown.
Here are the live streaming details:
When Will India Vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over Match Take Place?
The crossover match between India and New Zealand for the Hockey World Cup will take place on Sunday, January 22.
Where will the India Vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over match take place?
The India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup crossover match will take place at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
When Will India Vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over Match Start?
The Cross-Over match between India and New Zealand Hockey World Cup kicks off at 7:00 PM (IST).
Where can we watch India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over match live streaming on TV?
Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over match will be available on Star Sports Network.
Where can we watch India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over live streaming online?
Live streaming of the India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Cross-Over match will be available on the Disney+Hotstar app.
India: Abhishek, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Lalit Upadhyay, Krishan Pathak, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, PR Sreejesh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sukhjeet Singh
New Zealand: Nic Woods (Captain), Dom Dixon, Dane Lett, Simon Child, Nick Ross, Sam Hiha, Kim Kingston, Jake Smith, Sam Lane, Simon Yorston, Aidan Sarikaya, Joe Morrison, Leon Hayward, Kane Russell, Blair Tarrant, Sean Findlay , Hayden Phillips, Charlie Morrison.
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