India will take on World Champion Australia in their third match of the 2018 Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands. Total six teams are participating in the tournament and will play against each other in round robin format – India, Pakistan, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Argentina.
Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 India vs Australia Match Preview
India is currently ranked number 6 in the latest FIH World rankings, on the other hand Australia are ranked number 1 in the latest rankings.
Teams – India vs Australia.
Match Venue: Breda, Holland.
Match Date & Start time: June 27th, 2018 – Wednesday, 15:00 (local time), 18:30 p.m (IST).
Live TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1 and Fox Sports.
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Youtube.
Also Read: Champions Trophy 2018 Hockey Points Table
India won against Pakistan 4-0 in their opening match of the tournament. The goals from India were scored by Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep, Lalit and Ramandeep. India also outplayed Argentina 2-1 in their second match of the tournament and are currently ranked on top of the table. A win against Australia will make sure that team India is in the finals of the tournament.
On the other hand, Australia played draw against Belgium in the opening match of the Champions trophy and won against Pakistan in their second match.
India vs Australia Match Team Squads | Hockey Champions Trophy 2018
Goalkeepers: Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran (C), Krishan Bahadur Pathak.
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Jarmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas.
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vice-captain), Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad.
Forwards: Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya, Ramandeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sumit Kumar (Jr.), Akashdeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh.
Australia Team: Daniel Beale, Tristan Clemons, Matthew Dawson, Jeremy Edwards, Blake Govers, Jeremy Hayward, Jake Harvie, Aaron Kleinschmidt, Mark Knowles, Tyler Lovell, Edward Ockenden, Lachlan Sharp, Matthew Swann, Jacob Whetton, Tristan White, Tom Wickham, Dylan Wotherspoon and Aran Zalewski.
2018 Champions Trophy Hockey Match India vs Australia Prediction
India to win! Scoreline prediction : IND 3-2 AUS.
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