Pakistan, India to lock horns as we speak


Gamers photographed throughout a match towards Thailand in Salalah, Oman on Match 24, 2023. — Twitter/@asia_hockey  

KARACHI: Following two successive wins of their first two match of Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan are assured of doing properly towards a powerful Indian aspect of their Pool A encounter in Salalah, Oman on Saturday.

The match is essential for the Inexperienced Shirts to qualify for the semi-finals. 

Within the first two video games towards a lot weaker sides, Pakistan defeated Chinese language Taipei by 15-1 and Thailand 9-0. 

These matches gave the debutant gamers some much-needed publicity earlier than the important thing clashes towards India and Japan.

A member of Pakistan staff administration in Oman, when contacted on Friday, mentioned that the boys usually are not feeling the strain and are assured and motivated for Saturday’s conflict. 

“So far as abilities and expertise are involved, Pakistani gamers usually are not behind any high staff. The gamers gained a number of confidence by scoring a number of objectives within the first two video games. The gamers are implementing the sport plan given by the staff’s advisor Roland Oltmans, who’s coaching them as per as we speak’s requirement,” the member revealed.

“Regardless of the boys learnt within the coaching and follow matches to date, they’ve demonstrated properly. The drag glints Sufyan Khan, Arbaz and the ahead Abdul Rehman performed properly within the first two video games,” the member mentioned.

“Now their huge take a look at might be within the subsequent two video games towards India and Japan, during which we should be mentally robust and attempt to keep away from errors.” India are the fifth-ranked staff, and even their juniors have had a number of worldwide publicity.

Nevertheless, Pakistan’s staff administration is upbeat. 

“We aren’t feeling the strain contemplating the power of the Indian aspect and the well-equipped amenities and worldwide matches they get. At this stage, something can occur. We are going to go together with an enormous coronary heart. We even have marked their weaknesses,” the official added.

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