Asia Cup 2017: Inform India face stern Pakistan challenge

India are currently sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points. With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record.


The tournament favourite India has started the Asia cup in tremendous fashion, in the first match they hammered Japan 5-1 and in the second match, they demolished host Bangladesh scoring 7 goals without conceding. But a confident India will face its toughest challenge in the event when they take on arch-rival Pakistan in the much-anticipated clash of the tournament.

Less than a month into his new job replacing the legendary Roelant Oltmans, Sunday's game can be considered for coach Marijne biggest challenge of his short tenure.

India are currently sitting atop Pool A with six points from two wins while Pakistan are placed second with four points. With two wins, India are comfortably through to the Super 4 stage of the tournament and the Sjoerd Marine-coached side would be hoping to finish the pool stages with an all-win record.

For Pakistan it is a big game as a loss can dent their Super 4 chances as Japan is expected to win hands down against Bangladesh in the other Pool A match of the day. Pakistan might not be the most potent force in world hockey presently but when it comes to playing against India, the intensity touches a new level.