India eye another big win, take on Bangladesh before Pak tie
A great start to the tournament achieved, the Indian hockey team would look to iron out a few flaws when they take on hosts Bangladesh in its second Asia Cup clash here tomorrow.
Bolstered by the dominating 5-1 win over Japan in their campaign opener and considering the fact that Pakistan steamrolled Bangladesh 7-0 yesterday, India will start as overwhelming favourites and are expected to win the tie easily against the home team tomorrow.
The Indians, playing their maiden tournament under a new coach Marijne Sjoerd less than a month after he took over the reigns, looked impressive from the word go against Japan.
The match against Japan was a big test for the Indian team and chief coach Marijne.
And come tomorrow, India would look to polish the skills further before their final preliminary fixture against arch- rivals Pakistan on Sunday.
The Asia Cup is India's only tournament before the year- ending big event, the FIH Hockey World League Finals in Bhubaneswar, and Marijne is looking at the ongoing tournament to assess his resources.