Giving them a giant increase forward of the Asian Video games, India on Sunday rose to 3rd in FIH rankings following their Asian Champions Trophy triumph.
India (2771.35 factors) jumped one place to 3rd and went previous England (2763.50 factors) behind top-ranked Netherlands (3095.90 factors) and Belgium (2917.87 factors).
This was the second time India rose to No 3 in FIH rankings. India had achieved an identical rating in 2021 after securing a bronze within the Tokyo Olympics, which was their first medal on the Video games in 41 years.
On Saturday, the Harmanpreet Singh-led facet defeated Malaysia 4-3 to elevate the ACT title. They made an unimaginable comeback from 1-3 down.
Within the final version of the occasion in 2021, India had completed third. The Indian hockey staff’s subsequent task would be the Asian Video games in Hangzhou on September 23.
The ACT runners-up Malaysia remained ninth within the FIH rankings. Other than India and Malaysia, South Korea too discover themselves at eleventh whereas Pakistan is positioned sixteenth.