Defending Champion Ranchi Rays & Table Leader Kalinga Lancers Face-off Today


Bhubaneswar: Jan 28; Defending champions Ranchi Rays and Kalinga Lancers will be keen to continue their winning runs when they face each other in the eastern derby of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) here on Thursday.

Ranchi Rays defeated Delhi Waveriders on Tuesday at home before beating Uttar Pradesh Wizards in Lucknow. Similarly, Lancers are also coming off impressive win over Dabang Mumbai at home and had a highly successful trip to Lucknow.

And the match at the Birsa Munda Astro Turf Stadium is expected to be one of the most awaited encounters between the teams belonging to neighbouring states of Jharkhand and Odisha who have been traditional hockey bastions.

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