Watch live, India vs Argentina hockey: Get schedule and FIH Pro League live streaming details

India will play its first FIH Pro League hockey match since February last year. Watch India vs Argentina live!

By Utathya Nag ·

The Indian men's hockey team resumes its FIH Pro League 2020 campaign with a double header against reigning Olympic champions Argentina. The two matches will be played at the CeNARD sports complex in Buenos Aires on April 11 and 12.

The 2020 season being their debut FIH Pro League campaign, India gave a good account of themselves in the initial cluster of six matches. Manpreet Singh and his boys beat world No. 3 the Netherlands and the No. 1 and reigning world champions Belgium outright.

They also picked out one shootout bonus each against the Dutch and reigning FIH Pro League champions Australia to rake up a total of 10 points from six matches.

However, their run was halted after the COVID-19 threw the global sporting calendar into disarray in March last year. India’s last match in the FIH Pro League was on February 22 against Australia.

The Graham Reid-coached outfit finally returned to action after a year in February with a trip to Europe. The Indian team showed no signs of the layoff rust as it thrashed Germany 6-1 in their backyard at Krefeld before holding them to a 1-1 draw.

The Indian hockey team then travelled to Antwerp, Belgium, where it held Great Britain 1-1 before coming up with a 3-2 win over them.

India continued their unbeaten run in South America, beating reigning Olympic champions Argentina – a team that knocked India out of Rio 2016 – 4-3 in their first practice match at Buenos Aires. The second practice match on Wednesday ended in a thrilling 4-4 draw. Watch India vs Argentina in the FIH Pro League live!

Experienced drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and Varun Kumar have been in top form since returning to the squad following absence due to injury.

The South American tour is India’s first competitive international series since October 2019. All six of their FIH Pro League matches last year were held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The in-form India will fancy their chances against an Argentina side, which seems to be still off their best. They lost 2-3 and 0-3 to Germany in their FIH Pro League encounters in Buenos Aires last weekend.

India will play two more practice matches against Argentina after their FIH Pro League encounters.

Indian hockey squad for FIH Pro League matches vs Argentina

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Pathak

Defender: Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Harmanpreet Singh (vice-captain), Surender Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra

Midfielder: Jaskaran Singh, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Raj Kumar Pal, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Gurjant Singh, Dilpreet Singh

Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Shilanand Lakra

India vs Argentina FIH Pro League 2021 schedule and live match start times in India

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Saturday, April 11

India vs Argentina - FIH Pro League match - 1:30 AM IST

Sunday, April 12

India vs Argentina - FIH Pro League match - 1:30 AM IST

Where to watch India vs Argentina FIH Pro League matches live in India?

The India vs Argentina FIH Pro League matches will be telecast live on the Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the FIH Pro League will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar platform and watch.hockey app.