Defending champions India began their Males’s Junior Asia Cup hockey marketing campaign on a rousing notice with a thumping 18-0 win over minnows Chinese language Taipei on the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complicated, right here on Wednesday.
The Indians toyed with the Chinese language Taipei defence, scoring targets at will.
Araijeet Singh Hundal (nineteenth, nineteenth, thirtieth, 59th minutes) and Amandeep (thirty eighth, thirty ninth, forty first) scored a hat-trick every, whereas Boby Singh Dhami (tenth, forty sixth) and Aditya Arjun Lalage (thirty seventh, thirty seventh) and skipper Uttam Singh (tenth, 59th) discovered the again of the online twice.
Sharda Nand Tiwari (eleventh), Angad Bir Singh (thirty seventh), Amir Ali (51st), Boby Poovanna Chandura (54th) and Yogember Rawat (sixtieth) have been the opposite goal-getters for India within the lop-sided Pool A contest.
India will subsequent play Japan on Thursday earlier than taking up arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday and Thailand on Sunday.
India will goal to qualify for this 12 months’s Junior World Cup by profitable the event right here.
The event, whereas being a platform for younger gamers within the continent to showcase their expertise, can be vital because the top-three finishers will qualify for the Junior World Cup, scheduled to be held in Malaysia in December this 12 months.