The FIH Series is ready to see its final match between the host India and South Africa today in Bhubneshwar. After defeating Japan and the USA respectively in the semi-finals, both the teams are certain to grab one of the first two spots in the series. This series is an access key for the FIH Olympic qualifier which will take place this in October November.
India, which is a Pool A team was the first to reach in the semifinals after defeating Russia, Poland and Uzbekistan. In all the four matches it has played so far, India has won every single match. On the other hand, South Africa had a tough start in the tournament but losing its first two matches against USA and Japan, SA kicked off really well and made a terrific comeback winning later three matches consecutively.
Let’s see who is going to win this phenomenal series and make its way to the Olympic qualifier.
Match Details When and Where
There has been no news of team or injury update from both the teams.
India Men Hockey squad:
PR Sreejesh, Krishan B Pathak, Nilakanta Sharma, Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra (Vice Captain), Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Manpreet Singh (Captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh, Simranjit Singh
South Africa Men Hockey squad:
Smith Austin, Drummond Tim, Lembethe Nduduza, Brown Matthew, Pautz Richard, Dart Taylor, Julius Ryan, Eustice Jethro, Pieterse Rassie, Spooner Nicholas, Ntuli Nqobile, Dlungwana Tyson, Kok Tevin, De Dousa Matthew, Horne Keenan, Mvimbi Owen, Noluthshungu Siyavuya, Stewart Alex
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