Sparingly used last season, Junior India players will form the core of their teams in the new HIL season starting Saturday.
The fifth edition of the Hockey India League will start on January 21.
Lakra will spearhead the backline of Ranchi Rays along side Kothajit Singh, Fergus Kavanagh and Timothy Deavin of Australia.
India U-17 World Cup Squad lost 0-1 against Iran in the Granatkin Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ashley Jackson has been one of the most successful captains in the Hockey India League with his team Ranchi Rays winning the event on two occasions.
Sardar Singh draws inspiration from Jamie Dwyer and aims to stay mentally and physically fit for a shot at the 2018 WC, to be held at home turf.
PR Sreejesh comes into the eight member FIH Athletes Committee which acts as the link between FIH and the players in decision making process.
Tom Craig said that he appreciates the opportunity that the HIL provides.
India created history by winning the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup after a gap of 15 years.
Manpreet Singh said MS Dhoni's aura of leading the team from the front continues to inspire Ranchi Rays captain Ashley Jackson.
Indian players tried to stop Enrique Gonzalez with their sticks, shoulder challenges and, in desperation, by pulling his shirt.
Hockey India chief Mariamma Koshy expressed the federation's strong opposition to IOA's move.
Harmanpreet said that the Hockey India League prepared him for the Junior World Cup in several aspects of the game.
Barring the quarterfinal exit at Rio Olympics, 2016 was a good year for Indian hockey both on and off the pitch.
The sportsmen were given the appointments in a function at Chandigarh.
There was a time when the Indian team was made up of players from UP. But despite state’s love affair remaining intact, things are a lot different now.
Roelant Oltmans talks about adapting to the Indian system, tackling language barriers and superstitious players underlines the need for packed stadiums.
Indian Olympic Association felicitated newly elected FIH president Narinder Batra and its chief N Ramachandran at the Olympic Bhawan.
Sangita Kumari scored the brace in India's 3-0 win after Ritu had put the U18 side ahead.
Harendra Singh is working as a senior manager in Air India while Armaan Qureshi is a contractual employee and plays for Air India in the domestic circuit.
Two days before the junior World Cup began in Lucknow, Oltmans extended his contract with the senior side up to the Tokyo Olympics.
In the build-up to the World Cup, coach Harendra Singh lost his brother, Santa Singh his sister and Krishan Pathak his father.
India’s opening goal against Belgium brought back memories of Dutch great’s goal in the final of the 1988 Euro against USSR.
India U18 women's team continued its fine run in the 4th Women's U18 Asia Cup, beating Malaysia 3-1 in its final group match to top Pool A.
For Harjeet Singh, the last three years have also seen his elder brother Rajwinder Singh join a daily wage job in Saudi Arabia.
Two strikes by Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh were enough to see India crowned junior World Champions after a gap of 15 years.
India junior hockey team’s hunger for wins is comparable only to one more thing: their love for sweets.
Gunning down Belgium 2-1 in a comprehensive exhibition of aggressive and assertive hockey, India claim their second Junior World Cup title.
Subrata Roy was bestowed the honour of presenting the medals to the runners-up Belgium while Akhilesh Yadav presented the trophy to hosts India.
Parkash Singh Badal hoped that this feat of Indian juniors would go a long way to inspire millions of youngsters who strive hard to excel in sports.
India scored two field goals through Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh while controlling the proceedings for better part of the game to emerge as winners.
India junior team beat Belgium 2-1 in the final to lift the Junior World Cup title for the second time in their history.
India lift hockey junior World Cup title for the first time in 15 years after beating Belgium 2-0 in the final.
Germany had to contend themselves with the bronze medal after outclassing Australia 3-0 in the third-fourth place play-off match.
With goals from Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh in the first half, India took a 2-0 lead and maintained that until the final seconds.
India take on Belgium in the final of the Junior Hockey World Cup with lots at stake for both teams.