Indian Men's hockey team
The Indian men's hockey team is in an excellent frame of mind going into Rio Olympics with a silver medal performance at the Hockey Champions Trophy where they lost of Australia via penalties in the final. Things have been massively progressive for the men in blue. From change of coach to change of captaincy, from players getting the best exposure in the Hockey India League to the fast training methodology, everything is pointing in the right direction for Indian team. New captain and star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has stressed on the leadership roles for various players on the field and the excellent camaraderie they share among them. Although, the Australians, the Dutch, the Germans remain stronger than India but the sheer confidence of Indian team will prompt them to break the Olympic medal drought that has carried on for 36 long years.
India are pooled in Group B that have the likes of Netherlands and Germany, along with Argentina, Ireland and Canada.Event starts: August 6.