The Indian hockey team has been delivering exemplary performances in the recent years. Following this developments, the team has secured the 5th position in the rankings of teams. Indian Captain Srijesh has revealed that this ranking improvement will serve as an encouragement for the team to perform well in the upcoming Asian games and the world cup hockey tournaments.
With the current announcement of Indian team at the 5th position, Germany which was earlier in 5th rank has been pushed to 6th rank, and the first 4 places are secured by Australia, Argentina, Belgium and Netherlands. As said by Indian captain Srijesh, the development in rankings has given the encouragement besides also additional responsibilities, and this will help the team work hard with motivation to win Asian games and world cup, and added that the team aims to win the world cup at home and make the nation proud.
He added that with the rise in
rankings, the focus on the team will increase, and with improved performances,
the team deserves to come to 3rd rank sooner, and hence will be playing ever
better. In the recent champions trophy in Netherlands, India had qualified for
the finals, and in the finals against Australia, after a 1-1 level, in the
penalty shootout, India lost 1-3, but with the consistent performance
throughout the series, India has improved its international ranking.
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