India vs Japan Live Score, Asian Games 2023: Harmanpreet Singh’s Side Face Stern JPN Challenge – News18

the two sides is very lopsided, the Indian team have played Japan 26 times, winning 21 times, losing thrice while 2 games have ended all square.

Captain Harmanpreet has been in form fine in the tournament, the ace drag flicker scored four goals against Singapore and will be hoping to add to tally. After two back-to-back wins wherein the Indian hockey team scored in double digits, they are likely to be tested by a disciplined Japanese side.

Speaking ahead of the game, the Indian skipper highlighted that he was well aware of the dangers posed by their opponents. The Japanese side began their Asian Games campaign with a 7-2 win over Bangladesh in their Pool A game. Against Uzbekistan, they scored 10 goals, conceding just once.

Both India and Japan have been undefeated, however, Indian captain Harmanpreet insisted that his side will have to defend better, close out the gaps, and not allow Japan to keep possession for long spells.

The India vs Japan hockey clash will be played on September 28, Thursday, from 6:15 PM IST onwards.

India vs Japan probable playing XIs

India: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh (C), Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Hardik Singh (VC), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Manpreet Singh, Akashdeep Singh, S Karthi, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh

Japan: Yamada Shota, Kawahara Yamato, Tanaka Seren, Fukuda Kentaro, Takade Taiki, Niwa Takuma, Nagai Yuma, Yamashita Manabu, Fujishima Raiki, Nagayoshi Ken, Ohashi Masaki (C)