Indians have won 8 of the 14 matches they played since 1994 but at World Cup Indians had to be satisfied with a draw in 3 of the 5 matches played. Even at 2012 Olympics, South Africa was the team that pushed India to 12th position for the first time. Current Indian squad have been gaining ranks with good performances and Indians would hope that past records won’t matter in starting the World Cup 2018 with a thumping win. Check their head-to-head record.
Indians were the opponent when South Africa had to be content with Runners up title in the only event where they managed to reach the final in inter-continental events.
Indians won 2001 Men’s Hockey Champions Challenge at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defeating South Africa 2–1 in the final.
Head to Head Record
Since 1994 to 2018, India has played South Africain multiple events. In four events, they have won 8, drawn 4 and lost 2 matches scoring 26 goals and conceding 34 goals.
- 2004 Olympics won India: 4-2
2012 Olympics 11th Place India lost: 2-3
1994 World Cup drew India 2-2
2006 World Cup drew India: 1-1
2006 World Cup 11th place: won India 1-0
2010 World Cup drew India 3-3
1998 Commonwealth Games won India 2-1
2006 Commonwealth Games won India 2-0
2014 Commonwealth Games lost India 5-2
2001 Hockey Champions Challenge Drew India 2-2
2001 Hockey Champions Challenge Final: won India 2-1
2011 Hockey Champions Challenge won India 7-4
2011 Hockey Champions Challenge Semifinal won India 4-2
2018 World Cup India won 5-0
Head Coach: Harendra Singh
Captain: Manpreet Singh
Goal Keeeer: P. R. Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak
Forwards: Dilpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh
Defender: Harmanpreet Singh, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas
Midfielder: Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Chinglensana Kangujam
South Africa Squad
Head Coach: Mark Hopkins
Captain: Tim Drummond
Goal Keeeer: Rassie Pieterse, Gowan Jones
Tyson Dlungwana, Austin Smith, Paebo Lembethe, Julian Hykes, Thomas Hammond, Keenan Horne, Dayaan Cassiem, Rhett Halkett, Richard Pautz, Taylor Dart, Taine Paton, Mohamed Mea, Jethro Eustice, Nicholas Spooner, Nqobile Ntuli