India eye another big win, take on Bangladesh before Pak tie

Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Oct 13 2017 1:22AM | Updated Date: Oct 13 2017 1:22AM
India eye another big win, take on Bangladesh before Pak tie

A great start to the tournament achieved, the Indian hockey team would look to iron out a few flaws when they take on hosts Bangladesh in its second Asia Cup clash here tomorrow.

Bolstered by the dominating 5-1 win over Japan in their campaign opener and considering the fact that Pakistan steamrolled Bangladesh 7-0 yesterday, India will start as overwhelming favourites and are expected to win the tie easily against the home team tomorrow.

The Indians, playing their maiden tournament under a new coach Marijne Sjoerd less than a month after he took over the reigns, looked impressive from the word go against Japan.

The match against Japan was a big test for the Indian team and chief coach Marijne.

And come tomorrow, India would look to polish the skills further before their final preliminary fixture against arch- rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

The Asia Cup is India's only tournament before the year- ending big event, the FIH Hockey World League Finals in Bhubaneswar, and Marijne is looking at the ongoing tournament to assess his resources.