Sandeep Singh proved his class once again scoring as many as 11 goals in the tournament. He was one of the standout performers for Mumbai. But one cannot count out Mandeep Singh from Ranchi Rhinos who scored eight goals in the tournament. What makes it special is that the player has scored 7 of his 8 goals in open play unlike Sandeep who has scored all his goals via penalty corner. Rupinder Pal Singh has been a class act for Delhi scoring six goals in the competition – third highest in the tournament so far.
It is heartening to see the top three goal scorers in the league are Indians, as there is a huge number of foreign players, who have been signed by their respective franchises. It reflects that Indian players also belong to the top league. Jackson Ashley and Norris John Lloyd are two foreign recruits that have scored 5 goals each.
With the HIL moving in the business end of the competition, one can expect the players to come up with their A-class performance and score more goals to win the first edition of the championship. Irrespective of who wins the championship, HIL has brought many players to the limelight and would give them the extra confidence to excel in their Indian colours as well.
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