FINAL SCORE – IND 1:1 AUS (match draw).
Host India will take on Australia on day 1 of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 on Friday, December 1. The first match of the tournament will be played between England and Germany.
India vs Australia Hockey World League 2017 Match Date and Time
Match Date : 1st December, 2017.
Match Time : 7:30pm IST (local time).
Match Venue : Kalinga stadium – Odisha, Bhubaneswar – India.
Also Read – Points Table Hockey World League Final 2017
India vs Australia Hockey World League 2017 | December 1 Match Preview
Total 8 teams are participating in the HWL 2017 Final in Odisha. The eight teams are divided into two groups each with four teams – Group A have : Argentina, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain & Group B have India, Australia, England and Germany. Top two teams from each group will progress to the semis of the Hockey World League 2017 Bhubaneswar.
Kookaburras team are unbeaten in all matches played against India in Hockey World League till now and men in blue will try to change that record. Also, Australian team are the current trophy holders of the world cup, Champions Trophy, Oceania Cup, HWL as well as the Commonwealth Games.
On the other hand, India will play this tournament under new coach Sjoerd Marijne who replaced Roelant Oltmans 2 months back. Indian midfielder Sardar Singh was not picked for this tournament.
India vs Australia Hockey World League 2017 | December 1 Team Squads
Indian Hockey Team
Goalkeepers: Akash Anil Chikte and Suraj Karker.
Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey, Varun Kumar, Rupinderpal Singh and Birendra Lakra.
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Singh (vice-captain), SK Uthappa, Sumit and Kothajit Singh.
Forwards: SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay and Gurjant Singh.
Australian Hockey 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.
India vs Australia Hockey World League 2017 Match Prediction
While Australia have an upper hand being ranked number 2 in the FIH rankings and India are ranked 6th in the latest FIH rankings 2017. India will surely try to take home advantage and win this match. Prediction : India 3 – 2 Australia.
India vs Australia HWL 2017 December 1st Match Live Telecast, Live Score And Live Streaming
All matches of Hockey World League Final 2017 will be live streamed on Youtube. In India, live telecast will be available on Star Sports 2 & Star Sports 2 HD. In Australia match will be televised on Fox Sports.
Stay tuned for live score here on playcaper.com on match day!