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Indian Hockey in 2016 : A Statistical Survey

— by BG Joshi —

Men’s Hockey

  • In 2016, India won the gold in the Asian Champions Trophy, silver in the Azlan Shah Cup, Champions Trophyhockey2016 and South Asian Games, and bronze in the Festival of Hockey in Australia.
  • India had an impressive playing record of 19 wins against 17 losses in 2016. She also scored more goals – 103 to be precise, than conceded (84 goals) in all matches against all countries in 2016.
  • The top 5 goal scorers for India in 2016 were Rupinderpal Singh (25 goals), VR Raghunath (9 goals), Ramandeep Singh (8 goals), Nikkin Thimmaiah and Akashdeep Singh (7 goals each).
  • The darker side of the India’s performance was failing to win a single match against Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain in 2016.
  • India had a winning record (more wins than losses) in 2016 against the Asian and American continents, and a losing record against Europe and Oceania.
  • India did not play against any African country in 2016.
  • In the year-ending FIH tournament, Indian juniors won the Junior Men’s World Cup in Lucknow to end the year on a victorious note.
Continent Country P W L D GF GA
America Argentina 2 1 1 5 4
Canada 2 1 1 5 3
America Total 4 2 2 10 7
Asia Bangladesh 1 1 4 1
China 1 1 9 0
Japan 2 2 12 3
Malaysia 4 4 16 5
Pakistan 5 3 2 12 8
South Korea 3 1 2 5 4
Sri Lanka 1 1 3 0
Asia Total 17 13 2 2 61 21
Europe Belgium 2 2 2 5
Germany 3 2 1 4 9
Great Britain 1 1 2 1
Ireland 2 2 5 3
Netherlands 1 1 1 2
Spain 3 2 1 4 8
Europe Total 12 3 7 2 18 28
Oceania Australia 7 1 5 1 11 22
New Zealand 3 3 3 6
Oceania Total 10 1 8 1 14 28
Grand Total 43 19 17 7 103 84

 

Women’s Team

  • India had a cumulative losing record (14 wins vs. 22 losses) but a positive strike rate (99 goals scored vs. 90 goals conceded) across all matches against all countries in 2016.
  • The joint top scorers for India in 2016 were Rani Rampal and Deepika Thakur, both with 14 goals each.
  • India failed to win a single match (0 wins) in 2016 against Argentina, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand.
  • India had a winning record of more wins than losses against the African, American and Asian continents, and a losing record (more losses than wins) against Europe and Oceania.
  • India won the gold in the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy and 2016 South Asian Games.

 

Continent Country P W L D GF GA
Africa South Africa 2 1 1 3 2
Africa Total 2 1 0 1 3 2
America Argentina 1 1 0 5
Canada 3 3 9 3
USA 3 1 2 4 7
America Total 7 4 3 0 13 15
Asia China 3 1 2 5 6
Japan 5 2 3 7 10
Malaysia 1 1 3 0
Nepal 1 1 24 0
South Korea 1 1 2 1
Sri Lanka 2 2 22 1
Asia Total 13 6 4 3 63 18
Europe Germany 2 2 2 6
Great Britain 6 6 3 24
Ireland 2 1 1 1 5
Scotland 2 2 8 0
Europe Total 12 2 9 1 14 35
Oceania Australia 5 1 4 5 15
New Zealand 2 2 1 5
Oceania Total 7 1 6 0 6 20
Grand Total 41 14 22 5 99 90

 

 

 

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