Asia Cup Hockey 2017: Live Streaming, Full Schedule, India full squad — all you need to know

India will take on Japan, a tough opponent in the opening match of Asia Cup Hockey 2017 on October 11

The Asia Cup Hockey 2017 is just around the corner and Team India will be looking to take the opportunity to get into the groove before Hockey World Cup 2018. This tournament, which will be hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh, will set the tone for the upcoming Hockey World League Final later this year to be held in India. Eight teams will go up against each other. The teams are divided into two pools and will play one game each against one another. The two teams qualifying from each pool will play in a single-legged round-robin format to ascertain the winners of the tournament. The winners will get a direct entry into the World Cup next year.

The major attraction will be Pool A as India will go up against arch-rivals Pakistan. India had beaten Pakistan by 7-1 in Hockey World League this year on the same day Pakistan Cricket Team and won the finals against the Indians in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Pool A

India vs Japan 2:30 pm IST, 11 October

Pakistan vs Bangladesh 5 pm IST, 11 October

Japan vs Pakistan 2:30 pm IST, 13 October

India vs Bangladesh 5:30 pm IST, 13 October

Japan vs Bangladesh 2:30 pm IST, 15 October

India vs Pakistan 5:30 pm IST, 15 October

Pool B

Malaysia vs China 2:30 PM IST, 12 October

South Korea vs Oman 5 PM IST, 12 October

China vs Oman 2:30 PM IST, 14 October

South Korea vs Malaysia 5 PM IST, 14 October

Malaysia vs Oman 2:30 PM IST, 16 October

China vs South Korea 5 PM IST, 16 October

India Squad

Goalkeepers: Akash Chikte, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar
Midfielders: SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Kangujam, Sumit
Forwards: S.V. Sunil (vice-captain), Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh

Live telecast and live streaming:

India: Star Sports 2/HD; Hotstar
Malaysia: Astro Arena/HD ; Astro Go
Pakistan: PTV; PTV Sports Live
Japan: Tokyo