Chandigarh: Chandigarh Comets led by Pakistan striker Rehan Butt made a strong comeback in the World Series Hockey tournament on Monday.

In the absence of the stalwarts like P Srijesh, Birendra Lakra, and Sarwanjeet, Chandigarh Comets kicked off the WSH campaign on a terrible note. But a well judged captaincy by Butt took the Comets back into the tournament.

In their topsy-turvy journey in WSH, Chandigarh Comets has won three out of six games and are placed third on the WSH standings. Sher-e-Punjab and Bhopal Badshah are on the first and second spot respectively. Comets are just a point behind from the table toppers Punjab and Bhopal and will not have to sweat out to clinch the top position. 

In the last two clashes, Chandigarh Comets trounced Sher-e-Punjab and Pune Stryker on their home ground. The high spirited Comets have to maintain their winning streak to remain in the tournament.

Goals galore in WSH

The inaugural edition of World Series Hockey has seen 128 goals scored from 24 matches at an average of five goals per game.

56 percent (72) goals have been from field efforts and 40 percent (52 goals) came from penalty corners. Four goals have been smacked from Penalty Strokes.

The table toppers Sher-E-Punjab, which has an enterprising forwardline, have notched up 19 goals in six matches till now.