Australia tour nice alternative to check ourselves forward of World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh | Hockey Information – Instances of India

BENGALURU: The upcoming tour of Australia is an effective alternative for the Indian males’s hockey crew to reassess its strengths and weaknesses forward of the FIH World Cup at house in January, mentioned seasoned drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh.
A 23-member Indian crew left for Australia on Saturday for a five-match collection starting in Adelaide on November 26 as a part of preparation for subsequent yr’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29.
“I think this is a great opportunity for us to test ourselves and the level we are at ahead of the World Cup.
“Australia is among the high contenders for the title, and taking part in towards them will certainly assist us within the lead as much as the event,” Harmanpreet, who will lead the side in Australia, said in a Hockey India release.
“I believe we have not gone again to Australia after the Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games in 2018. As a crew, we’re excited and glad to play in Australia which affords distinctive taking part in circumstances.”
India will play back-to-back matches on November 26 and 27, followed by games on November 30, December 3 and 4.
“These matches shall be a real take a look at of our health ranges. Each recreation shall be excessive in depth and can draw deal with the restoration course of after every recreation. Each participant shall be trying to convey his ‘A’ recreation towards Australia forward of the ultimate crew choice for the World Cup,” mentioned defender Amit Rohidas.

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