India vs South Africa Semifinal, Hockey, Commonwealth Games 2022: Head-to-head, where to watch live streaming, timings in IST

The Indian men’s hockey team, a two-time silver medalist, will face South Africa in the semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham’s hockey and squash center on Saturday.

When will the competition take place?

The two teams will compete against each other at 10:30 PM IST.

Head-to-head record between India and South Africa

India has won all three Commonwealth Games matches against South Africa. Earlier this year, India defeated South Africa by the same 10-2 deficit in its two FIH Pro League matches in Potchefstroom.

Previous meetings at CWG:

RESULT YEAR CITY
GROUP PHASE INDIA WON 2-1 1998 KUALA LUMPUR
GROUP PHASE INDIA WON 2-0 2006 MELBOURNE
GROUP PHASE INDIA WON 5-2 2014 GLASGOW

EXAMPLE

The Indian men’s hockey team, a two-time silver medalist, will face South Africa in the semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham’s hockey and squash center on Saturday.

Manpreet Singh-led side, with 10 points in four games, not only secured their place for the last four stages, but pushed host nation England to the top of Group B with a superior goal difference. The men in blue scored 27 goals in four games and vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh scored nine. Harmanpreet is the tournament’s second highest scorer, just two goals behind England’s Nicholas Bandurak.

Road to semifinals:

GROUP PHASE INDIA (Upper Group B) SOUTH AFRICA (Second in Group A)
MATCH 1 REPORT GHANA 11-0 2-2 DEPARTURE AGAINST PAKISTAN
MATCH 2 4-4 DEPARTURE FOR ENGLAND BEAT SCOTLAND 5-4
MATCH 3 REPORT CANADA 8-0 3-0 LOST TO AUSTRALIA
MATCH 4 REPORT WALES 4-1 NEW ZEALAND REPORT 4-3

On the defense side, only five goals have been scored against India. Four of them went on to face England in a 4-4 draw that left the Indian team at 10 men for quite some time as a result of multiple suspensions by defender Varun Kumar and forward Gurjant Singh who was shown a yellow card, followed by a 10-minute suspension.

While this is India’s fifth appearance in the semi-finals since hockey was first introduced at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, South Africa has only come this far in the quadrennial event for the second time ever since 2002. .

Indian Men’s Hockey Team

goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak

Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (Captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma

Ahead: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek

Head Coach – Graham Reid

South African Men’s Hockey Team

goalkeepers: Gowan Jone, we are happy and sad

Defenders: Connor Beauchamp, Leneal Jackson, Matthew Guise-Brown, Jethro Eustice, Daniel Bell

Midfielders: Tim Drummond (Captain), Nduduzo Lembethe, Taine Paton, Ryan Julius, Nicholas Spooner, Samkelo Mvimbi

Ahead: Mustapha CassiemKeenan HorneTevin KokDayaan CassiemNqobile Ntuli

Head Coach – Garreth Ewing

South Africa finished second in Group A behind Australia with seven points in four games. The Proteas played a 2-2 draw against Pakistan. In the second group stage match, it defeated Scotland 5-4, with midfielder Taine Paton scoring a last minute winner. A 3-0 loss to Australia, who have won all six gold men’s hockey medals at CWG, turned South Africa’s final group game against New Zealand into a virtual quarter-final.

South Africa defeated the Kiwis 4-3 with defender Connow Beauchamp scoring the winner in the 53rd minute to secure a semi-final spot. For the Proteas, defender Matthew Guise-Brown was the top scorer with four goals.

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Five of the eleven South African goals came from Penalty Corners. For India, the stat is 13 out of 27. While South Africa’s PC conversion rate is around 26 percent, India has fared significantly better at 36 percent. Therefore, the semi-final could come down to South Africa relying largely on winning penalty corners to stand any chance of a disturbance and reach the first-ever CWG final.

For India, it would be about avoiding complacency, but also staying disciplined and not inviting unnecessary suspensions.

Where can you watch India vs South Africa, Commonwealth Games 2022 men’s hockey game semifinal?

The semi-finals of the 2022 Commonwealth Games men’s hockey match between India and South Africa will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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