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Asia Cup Hockey 2022: India Squad, Schedule, Results, Points Table, TV Channel & Live Streaming Info

Birendra Lakra to lead India team in Asia Cup Hockey 2022

Bengaluru, May 19: The 11th edition of Men's Hockey Asia Cup is all set to be held at the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, Indonesia, starting from Monday (May 23) with the group or pool stages and ending with the final on June 1.

The top five teams from the previous Asia Cup (India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan & South Korea), the hosts (Indonesia) and the two finalists from the 2022 AHF Cup (Bangladesh & Oman) have qualified for the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 tournament.

As for the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 pools, defending champions India have been drawn in Pool A along with arch-rivals Pakistan, Japan and hosts Indonesia, while Pool B comprises record winners South Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Oman.

India led by Birendra Lakra will open their campaign against Pakistan on the opening day of the tournament and face Japan and Indonesia in the next two pool matches.

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India has won the Asia Cup Hockey title three times and will look to go level with record title winners South Korea, who have won the cup four times so far.

Here is the Indian squad, full schedule, pools, points table, telecast and live streaming information for Asia Cup Hockey 2022:

Indian squad for Asia Cup Hockey 2022

Goalkeepers: Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera

Defenders: Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (Captain), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey

Midfielders: Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh

Forwards: Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (Vice Captain), Uttam Singh, S Karthi

Replacement Players and standbys: Maninder Singh, Pawan, Pardeep Singh. Ankit Pal, Angad Bir Singh

Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 Format

Eight teams will be split into two groups of four teams each. Then the four teams in each pool will play each other once, with the top two teams of each pool progressing to the second round (Super 4s), while the third and fourth placed teams will head into the 5th to 8th classification.

In the second round, the four teams will play each other once with top two teams then playing the final and the remaining two playing the third place play-off as there is World Cup spot up for grabs.

The top three teams will qualify for the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. India, however, have already qualified as hosts for show-piece event, meaning the other three teams progressing to the Super 4s will join them in the World Cup 2023.

Meanwhile, 5th to 8th classification will be two cross-over semifinals between third from Pool A vs fouth from Pool B and third from Pool B vs fourth from Pool A. Then the winners of the match will play the 5th and 6th place decider, while the losers of the semifinals will play the 7th and 8th place decider.

India will open campaign against Pakistan

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Pool Stages Schedule & Results

Date Fixture Pool Time in IST Result
23 May Malaysia vs Oman B 10:15 AM 7-0
23 May South Korea vs Bangladesh B 12:30 PM 6-1
23 May Japan vs Indonesia A 2:45 PM 9-0
23 May India vs Pakistan A 5 PM 1-1
24 May Oman vs Bangladesh B 10:15 AM 1-2
24 May Pakistan vs Indonesia A 12:30 PM 13-0
24 May South Korea vs Malaysia B 2:45 PM 4-5
24 May India vs Japan A 5 PM 2-5
26 May Oman vs South Korea B 10:15 AM 1-5
26 May Malaysia vs Bangladesh B 12:30 PM 8-1
26 May Pakistan vs Japan A 2:45 PM 2-3
26 May India vs Indonesia A 5 PM 16-0

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Pools and Points Table

Pool A

Position Team Matches Won Drew Lost Goals Points
1 Japan 3 3 0 0 17-4 9
2 India 3 1 1 1 19-6 4
3 Pakistan 3 1 1 1 16-4 4
4 Indonesia 3 0 0 3 0-38 0

Pool B

Position Team Matches Won Drew Lost Goals Points
1 Malaysia 3 3 0 0 20-5 9
2 South Korea 3 2 0 1 15-7 6
3 Bangladesh 3 1 0 2 4-15 3
4 Oman 3 0 0 3 2-14 0

Note: Top two from each pool progress to second round (Super 4s). Remaining head into Fifth to Eighth classification matches.

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Second Round or Super 4s Points Table and Schedule

Position Team Matches Won Drew Lost Goals Points
1 Malaysia 3 1 2 0 10-5 5
2 South Korea 2 1 2 0 9-7 5
3 India 2 1 2 0 9-8 5
4 Japan 3 0 0 3 2-10 0

Note: Teams finishing in the top two will play the final and the remaining two will play a third-place decider.

Date Fixture Time in IST Result
28 May Malaysia vs South Korea 2:30 PM 2-2
28 May India vs Japan 5 PM 2-1
29 May Japan vs South Korea 2:30 PM 1-3
29 May Malaysia vs India 5 PM 3-3
31 May Japan vs Malaysia 2:30 PM 0-5
31 May India vs South Korea 5 PM 4-4
1 June Third Place Match: Japan vs India 2:30 PM 0-1
1 June Final: Malaysia vs South Korea 5 PM 1-2

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 fifth to eighth place classification schedule

Date Fixture Time in IST Result
28 May Pakistan vs Oman 12 PM 5-2
29 May Bangladesh vs Indonesia 12 PM 4-2
31 May 7th Place Game: Oman vs Indonesia 12 PM 2-0
1 June 5th Place Game: Pakistan vs Bangladesh 12 PM 8-0

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Telecast and Live Streaming Information

Star Sports India has the broadcast rights for the tournament in India. Fans can watch the matches live from May 23 on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2HD. One can also live stream the matches using Disney+ Hotstar.

Asia Cup Hockey 2022 Final Standings

Ranking Team
Winner (Gold Medal) South Korea
Runner Up (Silver Medal) Malaysia
Third Place (Bronze Medal) India
Fourth Place Japan
Fifth Place Pakistan
Sixth Place Bangladesh
Seventh Place Oman
Eighth Place Indonesia
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Story first published: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 15:27 [IST]
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