Harmanpreet Singh News
Harmanpreet Singh is currently regarded as one of the world's finest penalty-corner exponents but India coach Graham Reid wants his other dragflickers to share the responsibility with their skipper.
Happy Birthday Harmanpreet Singh: All you need to know about India hockey team captain ahead of World Cup
Harmanpreet Singh made a comeback to the senior team after lifting the 2016 Junior World Cup with India. In the tournament, he recorded three goals.
Harmanpreet Singh said the Indian players gave a good account of themselves in all the matches, despite losing the high-scoring series 1-4.
The victory also helped India go to the top of the FIH Pro League points table with six points from three matches and a goal difference.
FIH Pro League: Skipper Harmanpreet urges India to 'convert more chances' after defeat against Spain
The Indian team got five penalty corners in the 2-3 defeat against the Spaniards, but could convert just one — scored by captain Harmanpreet Singh himself.
Having played 16 games last season, the 25-year-old Harmanpreet Singh had scored 18 goals, 14 of which had come from penalty corners.
Harmanpreet became just the fourth player to win the Player of the Year award (men's category) in consecutive years.
Harmanpreet Singh nominated for FIH player of year award; PR Sreejesh, Savita Punia in goalkeepers' categories
Star Indian drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh was on Tuesday named among five nominees for the Men's Player of the Year honour while PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia figured in the shortlists for the best male and female goalkeeper for the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2021-22
The pool draw for the FIH Hockey World Cup is set to take place on September 8 and Harmanpreet said the team is ready to face any challenge that comes its way.
Harmanpreet converted two penalty corners for India in the 18th and 27th minutes, while Abhishek scored from another set piece in the 45th minute.
Star dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh will don the responsibility of vice-captain in the double-header at the Kalinga Stadium. The second match of the tie will be played on Friday.
Ace dragflicker Harmanpreet scored a hat-trick as the Indian men's hockey team eked out a narrow 4-3 win over England in the second match of the double-leg FIH Pro League tie on Sunday.
India slumped to its third defeat in the FIH Pro League, losing 1-3 to Argentina in the shoot-out in the first leg match after both the teams were tied 2-2 at the end of the regulation time on Saturday.
The Indian team made a remarkable comeback from three goals down to eke out a hard-fought 5-4 win over Spain in an edge-of-the-seat thriller of the two-leg FIH Pro League on Saturday.
After an evenly contested first quarter when the scores were tied 1-1, India completely dominated in the remaining three periods, pumping in nine goals against the hapless South Africans.
India will play France in the second match of the two-leg tie on Saturday.
India, who have already sealed a semi-final berth, ended the round-robin stage of the five-nation tournament at the top of the standings with 10 points, ahead of Korea (6), Japan (5), Pakistan (2) and hosts Bangladesh (0).
Harmanpreet (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while comeback man Akashdeep Singh, who missed a berth in the Tokyo Olympics squad, found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second of the tournament.
Harmanpreet Singh won the men's 'Player of the Year' award and Gurjit Kaur was recognised as the best player in the women's section.
After a successful campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Indian men's core group will begin the new Olympic cycle with an intent to improve upon this performance at Paris 2024.