Hockey India League Semi-final 2015 Preview

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After four weeks of non-stop action in the league stage, the Hockey India League is now into its climax. Out of the six teams that participated in the league stage, four have managed to qualify for the Hockey India League semifinals.

Punjab Warriors emerged league leaders after defeating Dabang Mumbai in the last league game. They will play fourth-placed Delhi Waveriders in the semi-final. The other semi-final will see the Ranchi Rays take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards. Both the matches will be played on February 21. Click here to view the final points table.

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The Punjab Warriors finished at the top of the league. They will be looking to seal a final berth.

Hockey India League semi-final 1: Ranchi Rays vs Uttar Pradesh Wizards at 4:30 pm

Second placed Ranchi Rays will go head to head against Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first match of the Hockey India League semi-final. Another high-octane match on the cards as some of the world hockey’s biggest stars will battle it out for a place in the final. Both teams look in great shape and it could be anyone’s game.

Key battles: players to watch out for

1. Ashley Jackson vs Jeroen Hertzberger
2. Mandeep Singh vs Ramandeep Singh
3. Tyler Lovell vs PR Sreejesh

Hockey India League semi-final 2: Punjab Warriors vs Delhi Waveriders at 7:00 pm

The second Hockey India League semi-final will be played between defending champions Delhi Waveriders and Punjab Warriors. The Waveriders have looked like a rejuvenated side after the second half of the league. It will be an interesting clash between the two north Indian teams.

Key battles: players to watch out for

1. Jamie Dwyer vs Akashdeep Singh
2. Sandeep Singh vs Sardar Singh
3. Jaap Stockmann vs Nicolas Jacobi

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