Indian team seeks to continue winning momentum against Pakistan in men's junior Asia Cup hockey

Updated: May 26 2023 1:13PM

Salalah (Oman), May 26 (PTI) India would look to continue their winning momentum after two commanding victories but they can ill-afford to drop their guard when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in a Pool A match of the Men's Junior Asia Cup here on Saturday.

India thrashed Chinese Taipei 18-0 in their opening match, before beating Japan 3-1. But they will have their first real test of the tournament in the form of a confident Pakistan who have also notched up resounding wins over Chinese Taipei (15-1) and Thailand (9-0).

India captain Uttam Singh said the two wins had instilled a lot of confidence in his team but admitted that the match against Pakistan will be a "close contest".