With an aim to seal the berth in the knockout round, Rani Rampal-led India will take on Ireland in a must-win contest of Pool B match of Women’s Hockey World Cup on Thursday. The women in blue made an excellent start to their campaign, holding World No.2 England to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The Indians could have stunned the Olympic Champions as they had taken the lead in the second quarter. They maintained the lead for most of the second half before the hosts scored a late equaliser. Though India settled for a draw, skipper Rani is happy with her team’s performance as they held their own in front of a packed stadium cheering for the home team.

The Indians — who are placed 10th in the world rankings — will need to produce a similar performance against Ireland as a defeat or a draw will complicate things for them. In such a scenario, the Indians will have to beat the US by a healthy margin and hope for a favourable result from the clash between England and Ireland. World No.16 Ireland, on the other hand, will be coming into their second match after a 3-1 win against a much higher-ranked US who are placed No.7 in the World rankings.

When is India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018?

The India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be played on July 26, 2018.

Where is India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018?

The India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be played at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre, London.

What time does India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 begin?

The India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 begins at 6:30 pm (IST).

Which TV channels will broadcast India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018?

The India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be shown on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.

How do I watch online live streaming of India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018?

The live streaming of India vs Ireland, Pool B match in Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be available on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on www.india.com.