In this tensed war like situation India to now plays the most Pressure match of their life against the arch rival Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan, a port city in Malaysia. More of just a match it will be a matter of pride. India vs Pakistan match in the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 is today, 23 October 2016 and live telecast on Star Sports from 3.30pm IST onwards. Before Men’s Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 7th match, let’s see the India vs Pakistan prediction, match preview, squad and live streaming info.
The beginning of the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 for India kick starts against Japan on 20 October Thursday 2016. India has already won the inaugural tournament at The Ordos where India won beating Pakistan in 2011 final. India had played total 29 tournaments in this venue so pretty much familiar with the conditions here.
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016: India vs Pakistan
Date: 23 October 2016
Venue: Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Malaysia.
Time: 3.30pm IST
Broadcasters: Star Sports (English) Star Gold (Hindi)
Pakistan holds an added advantage when it comes to the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in terms of head to head. Both have faced each other five times with India winning once, drawing twice and losing twice. However, the last time when both the teams met was at Malaysian, Where India defeated Pakistan 5-1 in the Azlan Shah. Whereas when the overall head to head statistics will be taken into considerations ‘Pakistan is strong mentally.’ It’s also the country rivalries that is now cannot be ignored in any sports and many times Pakistan has fought back strongly after being a few goals down against India. Let us see if India can repeat the 5-1 demolition over Pakistan from the Azlan Shah
India vs Pakistan Hockey Squad
INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (Captain), Akash Chikte.
Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh (Vice Captain), Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar.
Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Akashdeep Singh, Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki.
Forwards: Talwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Affan Yousuf.
PAKISTAN HOCKEY TEAM
Goalkeepers: Imran Butt and Amjad Ali.
Defenders: Aleem Bilal, Mohammad Irfan (captain), Ammad Shakeel Butt.
Midfielders: Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan Junior.
Forwards: Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan.
India vs Pakistan Prediction
Pakistan can never underestimate India even though they have won more head to heads than them. India is extremely strong when it comes to counter-attack the opposition. Much improvised then before India would surely give a hard time to Pakistan on the pitch. Moreover, India vs Pakistan Matches are always intense and things may heat up on the hockey pitch as well. I Predict a close encounter game. India to win 3-2 over Pakistan
India vs Pakistan 2016 Live Streaming
Asian Champions Trophy 2016 round robin matches probably begin at IST 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. The competition is Scheduled from 20 to 27 October. India’s very first match of this tournament is on Thursday against Japan.
You can watch Live coverage of India vs Pakistan on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD4 in India. While you can Watch this epic clash of India vs Pakistan live stream online on hotstar.com.