Skipper Harmanpreet led from the front, converting a penalty corner in the 33rd minute. Amit Rohidas also converted from a penalty corner in the 39th minute before Abhishek's field goal in the 59th minute nailed it for India.
In their previous outing in the prestigious League matches at home, India remained unbeaten against reigning World Champions Germany and Australia, which helped them top the points table.
FIH president Tayyab Ikram said that the world body was doing a study on tweaking the rules related to penalty corner hits to provide more safety to defending players.
Skipper Harmanpreet Singh (11’) scored India's lone goal despite the visitors being awarded as many as five penalty corners and a penalty stroke.
Mandeep was among the eight players who were left out of the FIH Pro League team after India made a shock pre-quarterfinals exit from the World Cup in Odisha in January.
A win against England, ranked fifth in the world, on Sunday will help India put one foot in the quarterfinals.
Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad gave India the lead in the first minute of the game, before Harmanpreet (20th and 29th min) scored twice from penalty corners.
India outclassed Spain 2-0 with a near-flawless show in their opening Pool D match on Friday at the brand new Birsa Munda stadium but England is an equally tough side.
He also praised the home team's defensive efforts to deny their opponents any chances.
Vice-captain Amit Rohidas (12th) and Hardik Singh (26th) scored for India in the second Pool D match.
The reward will go to defenders Amit Rohidas, who is also vice-captain of the team, and Nilam Sanjeep Xess.
Many tribal players in the country have come and gone, and one thing they have done successfully is leave a lasting mark on Indian hockey.
The World Cup squad was selected after two-day trials in SAI Centre in Bengaluru where 33 players were put to test.
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