Their Olympic Games campaign off to a losing start, India would be desperate to return to winning ways against an unpredictable New Zealand in their second Group B match of the men's hockey competition in London on Wednesday.
The Indians will be under tremendous pressure to produce a good result to remain in contention for a place in the next round.
But it won't be easy, as India will be facing a side, which beat them 1-5 not so long back.
Returning to the Olympics after a gap of eight years, eight-time champions India lost 2-3 to the Netherlands on Sunday, which has left them shaky and confused. Against the Dutch, the Indian players — all but two of them making their maiden Olympic appearance — seemed tentative.