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Men's hockey focusing on their defending skills ahead of Olympic Test in Japan

Men's hockey focusing on their defending skills ahead of Olympic Test in Japan

Bengaluru, Jul 12 (UNI) Over the past week, the Indian Men's Hockey Team have been put through the grind as they are focusing on improving their defending skills as a unit for the Olympic Test event in Japan next month.

India play against nemesis Malaysia, New Zealand and hosts Japan starting August 17.

Two-time World Cup winner for Australia Fergus Kavanagh who is in SAI, Bengaluru on an invitation by Hockey India has been working with the team, under the watchful eyes of Chief Coach Graham Reid and Analytical Coach Chris Ciriello, sharing his experience from a decade long International career.

Speaking of the Defenders Camp, Surender Kumar who has been credited as one of the most reliable defenders in the current Indian team said, "When we played matches in Australia in May this year, we really felt that we fell short in our defence. We made errors that led to conceding PCs and we also gave away goals in pressure situations.

When we regrouped in Bhubaneswar for the FIH Men's Series Finals, our priority was to get our defence right. Though we eventually managed to execute what we had worked on, it's now important to show the same consistency against higher ranked teams."

We have also been watching our previous matches videos and working on minor details such as the distance that needs to be maintained between forwards and defence line," added Surender further emphasizing that the team needs to translate these high-tempo training sessions in match situations too.

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Rahul credits floating role with helping him ‘learn so much about batting as an art’

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Bengal take on Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy match on Sunday

18 Jan 2020 | 10:32 PM

Kalyani, Jan 18 (UNI) Bengal will be eager to get back to winning ways when they take
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Bengal U19 on top in Cooch Behar Trophy encounter against Chattisgarh

18 Jan 2020 | 10:24 PM

Kolkata, Jan 18 (UNI) Karan Lal's unbeaten ton helped Bengal U19 post 305/7 and
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BCCI invites fresh applications for national selectors

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18 Jan 2020 | 10:12 PM

Mumbai, Jan 18 (UNI) The BCCI on Saturday invited fresh applications for the post of national selectors for the senior and junior Indian men's teams and senior women's team.

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