The Indian males’s hockey crew’s path to the ultimate on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games right here grew to become simpler as they are going to meet comparative lower-ranked South Africa within the semifinals after the latter certified for the last-four stage forward of New Zealand. The Indian males secured their place within the semifinals with a complete 4-1 victory in opposition to Wales on Thursday which helped them prime the standings as England completed with the identical 10 factors however with an inferior objective distinction. England, needing to beat Canada by a 14-goal margin to prime Pool B, may handle an 11-2 win, thus ending second.
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In Pool A, South Africa, ranked thirteenth in FIH World Rankings, precipitated an enormous upset after they defeated the Ninth-ranked New Zealand 4-3 of their final preliminary league match. That took South Africa to seven factors, leaving the Black Sticks tied with Pakistan on 4 factors from one win, one draw and two defeats. Pakistan, thus had an opportunity of climbing to the second spot in the event that they managed to beat prime seed and six-time champions Australia by a two-goal margin. However the Kookaburras had been too robust for Pakistan and emerged 7-0 winner, topping the group with an all-win report.
South Africa thus secured a spot within the semifinals, the second time they are going to be taking part in within the last-four stage after the 2002 version at Manchester. South Africa will now meet India within the semifinal on Saturday whereas World No. 1 Australia will meet England within the different semifinal. On paper, it might be simpler for India to beat South Africa within the semifinals than New Zealand. Not solely are they decrease ranked than India however the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallists had crushed them in each their matches within the FIH Professional League late final 12 months.
India vs South Africa
Commonwealth Video games 2022 Hockey Semifinal
Saturday, August 6
10.30 pm IST
When will the India vs South Africa Commonwealth Video games 2022 Hockey Semifinal happen?
10:30 pm IST.
India vs South Africa head-to-head report
IND – 10
SA – 2
The place to observe India vs South Africa semifinal, Commonwealth Video games 2022 males’s hockey match?
The India vs South Africa semifinal, Commonwealth Video games 2022 males’s hockey match will likely be telecast reside on Sony Sports activities Community. Reside streaming will likely be out there on Sony LIV.
Indian males’s hockey squad
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak
Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma
Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek
Chief Coach – Graham Reid
South African males’s hockey squad
Goalkeepers: Gowan Jone, Siyavuya Nolutshungu
Defenders: Connor Beauchamp, Leneal Jackson, Matthew Guise-Brown, Jethro Eustice, Daniel Bell
Midfielders: Tim Drummond (captain), Nduduzo Lembethe, Taine Paton, Ryan Julius, Nicholas Spooner, Samkelo Mvimbi
Forwards: Mustapha Cassiem, Keenan Horne, Tevin Kok, Dayaan Cassiem, Nqobile Ntuli
Chief Coach – Garreth Ewing