The Indian Men's Hockey Team will kick off its first leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2022/23 matches in London starting on May 26. They will compete against Belgium, the current Olympic champion, on May 26 and June 2, and then play host Great Britain on May 27 and June 3. Thereafter, they will depart for Eindhoven where they will play their final two sets of games against the hosts Netherlands (June 7 and 10) and Argentina (June 8 and 11).
"We have very crucial matches coming up as we get to the business end of the FIH Pro League season. We are in a strong position in the table so far and we will look to get as many points as possible in the remaining matches. We are excited about this tour as it also gives us a great opportunity to play against quality teams. These matches will be really important for us to prepare for the all-important Asian Games scheduled later this year," Captain Harmanpreet Singh said prior to the team's departure from Bengaluru.
India recently defeated Germany and Australia at home while remaining unbeaten, which helped them take the top spot on the pool table. India will play these matches for the first time under newly appointed Chief Coach Craig Fulton.
Harmanpreet added, "We have had good intensive training sessions at the National Coaching Camp in SAI Centre, Bengaluru. The preparations have been really good, and our previous matches in Rourkela were a big confidence booster for us, so we will look to replicate the performance in the upcoming matches."