India fail to lift their performance against NZ, succumb to second defeat in 24 hours.
India hope to punch above weight as they face England in their opener of elite Hockey World League Finals.
Injuries to first-choice forwards has given Walmiki, Yousuf an opportunity to play.
A packed 2014 calendar means top players and young stars will have to balance out their workload.
For a team that last played at Hockey Asia Cup in August last year, there was little rustiness.
Indian hockey has come down and the team is struggling to qualify for Olympics.
Sandeep's visits are never complete without a trip to Ambala.
Sher-e-Punjab scored an overwhelming 6-1 victory over Karnakata Lions for their seocnd win a row.
Indian coach Michael Nobbs appeared a relieved man after the match.
A dominant India scored in each half to blank Canada 2-0 in the opening game of their seven-match hockey Test series.