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Dhanraj must be used sparingly

August 19, 2003 18:50 IST
Last Updated: August 19, 2003 22:40 IST

Dhanraj must be used sparingly as shock-weapon

So, we are still in the race for a place in top three despite that disappointing loss in the opening match against The Netherlands. Imagine, India could actually have been sitting on top of the table, but for that disastrous last eight minutes on the opening day of the 25th edition of the Champions Trophy here at Wagener Stadium.

Just play your game say experts

The experts sitting here in Mumbai feel India should continue to play the same brand of hockey they have played against Holland and Germany in their first two matches.

Caution: Kangaroos ahead

This isn't an easy schedule for India, by any standards. Back-to-back matches against Holland and Germany are followed, after a day's break, by an encounter with Australia. It's a must-win match for India if they are to reach the final; no wonder chief coach Rajinder Singh is visibly tense.

Are Indians ill-prepared?

It is only when matters get out of hand do the worms crawl out of the woodwork, and this is so typical of Indian hockey.

Lombi has a dream: invite India to Argentina

India's defeat of Germany on Sunday won them a new admirer — Argentina's star goalscorer Jorge Lombi. The highest goalscorer at last year's World Cup, Lombi told The Indian Express that his dream was to invite India to play in Argentina.

India's strength is V-style hockey

I am optimistic about India's chances against Australia, but with certain changes in the attack, writes Jagbir Singh.

Tirkey certain to play against Aussies: Coach

Chief coach Rajinder Singh cleared the clouds around the rumour that Dilip Tirkey, who had suffered cramps against Germany, is not fit to play in rest of the ongoing Champions Trophy tournament.

Five-minute zone holds the key for India

The 'jittery five-minute zone' that had India on the mat against Holland in their opening tie on Saturday will be the key factor again as the Indians prepare to overcome a mighty Australian challenge in their third match.

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