New Delhi: The Indian hockey team, who thrashed Japan in their opening game of Asia Cup 2017, will look to maintain their impressive form when they take on hosts Bangladesh in its second game of the tournament on Friday.
India vs Bangladesh is scheduled to start at 5 pm IST. The game will take place at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.
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Bolstered by the dominating 5-1 win over Japan in their campaign opener and considering the fact that Pakistan steamrolled Bangladesh 7-0 on Wednesday, India will start as overwhelming favourites and are expected to win the tie easily against the home team on Friday.
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 the Manpreet Singh-led side didn’t disappoint at all. The Indians showcased elegant one-touch, short pass hockey and utilised both the flanks to perfection to set up their attacks.
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.