India will start their Asia Cup Men's Hockey title defence with a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on the opening day of the competition in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tournament will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Fans can also stream all the matches live online. (More Hockey News)
The 11th edition of the continental hockey tournament starts on May 23. The final is scheduled to be held on June 1. The Asian Hockey Federation released the schedule for the eight-team tournament on Tuesday.
Both India and Pakistan have been drawn in Pool A, which also has Japan and hosts Indonesia. Bangladesh, Malaysia, Oman and South Korea are in Pool B.
In the 2017 edition too, India, Japan and Pakistan were in Pool A along with Bangladesh. Then, India remained undefeated to win their third title.
South Korea, the winners in 1994, 1999, 2009 and 2013, are the most successful team in the tournament. But India remain the most consistent side in the history of Asia Cup hockey, having played in all but two finals.
India (2003, 2007 and 2017) and Pakistan (1982, 1985 and 1989) have won three times.
Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 Live - TV Channels And Streaming
All the Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 matches will be telecast live on Star Sports Network -- Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2/HD. Live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 Complete Schedule (all times local):
Match 1: Malaysia vs Oman at 11:45 AM - Pool B
Match 2: South Korea vs Bangladesh at 14:00 PM - Pool B
Match 3: Japan vs Indonesia at 16:15 PM - Pool A
Match 4: India vs Pakistan at 18:30 PM - Pool A
Match 5: Oman vs Bangladesh at 11:45 AM - Pool B
Match 6: South Korea vs Malaysia at 14:00 PM - Pool B
Match 7: Pakistan vs Indonesia at 16:15 PM - Pool A
Match 8: Japan vs India at 18:30 PM - Pool A
May 25 - Rest Day
Match 9: Oman vs South Korea at 11:45 PM - Pool A
Match 10: Malaysia vs Bangladesh at 14:00 PM - Pool A
Match 11: Pakistan vs Japan at 16:15 PM - Pool B
Match 12: India vs Indonesia at 18:30 PM - Pool B
May 27 - Rest Day
Match 13: Pool A 3rd vs Pool B 4th at 13:30 PM - 5/8th
Match 14: TBC vs TBC at 16:00 PM - Super 4s
Match 15: TBC vs TBC at 18:30 PM - Super 4s
Match 16: Pool A 3rd vs Pool A 4th at 13:30 PM - 5/8th Place
Match 17: TBC vs TBC at 16:00 PM - Super 4s
Match 18: TBC vs TBC at 18:30 PM - Super 4s
May 30 - Rest Day
Match 19: M13 Loser vs M16 Loser at 13:30 PM - 7/8th Place
Match 20: TBC vs TBC at 16:00 PM - Super 4s
Match 21: TBC vs TBC at 18:30 PM - Super 4s
Match 22: M13 Winner vs M16 Winner at 13:30 PM - 5/6th Place
Match 23: Super 4s 3 vs Super 4s 4 at 16:00 PM - 3/4th Place
Match 24: Super 4s 1 vs Super 4s 2 - Final
All the matches will be played at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Gelora, Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
Asia Cup Men's Hockey 2022 Format
In the preliminary round, four teams in each pool will play each other once, then the top two teams progress to Super 4s. In Super 4s, four teams will play each other once. The top teams will then play the final. The top three teams will qualify for the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 in India.
Watch this space for more information on squads and telecast details - TV channels and live streaming platforms.
India squad was announced on May 9.
Goalkeepers - Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera;
Defenders - Rupinder Pal Singh (c), Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (c), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey;
Midfielders - Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh;
Forwards - Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (vc), Uttam Singh, S. Karthi;
Replacements - Maninder Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess;
Standbys - Pawan, Pardeep Singh, Ankit Pal, Angad Bir Singh.
Injury Update: The Hockey India on May 13 revealed that Rupinder Pal Singh picked up a wrist injury during a training session in Bengaluru and has been ruled out of the tournament. Birendra Lakra will now lead the side. Striker SV Sunil will now be the vice captain. Rupinder has been replaced in the team by Nilam Sanjeep Xess.