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Indian hockey team leaves for Australia for five-match Test series

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 02nd 2024 01:53 PM
Indian hockey team leaves for Australia for five-match Test series

Indian hockey team leaves for Australia for five-match Test series

PTC Web Desk: The Indian Men's Hockey Team departed from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Monday evening, embarking on their journey to Australia for an intense five-match Test series. Scheduled to commence on April 6 in Perth, this series holds paramount importance as the team gears up for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Showcasing their prowess during the FIH Pro League 2023-24 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, the team, led by Harmanpreet Singh, demonstrated exceptional skill and resilience. With victories in three out of four matches in Bhubaneswar and maintaining an unbeaten streak in Rourkela, the team has set high expectations for their performance against Australia.

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The five-match Test series will kick off on April 6, followed by matches on April 7, 10, 12, and 13, promising fans an exciting display of hockey talent.

This tour presents a crucial opportunity for the Indian team to assess their preparedness, fine-tune their strategies, and identify areas for improvement ahead of the Paris Olympics. With tough competition ahead, the team is determined to give their best and make every moment count on the field.

Before departing for Australia, Captain Harmanpreet Singh expressed determination and excitement about the tour's significance. Vice-Captain Hardik Singh emphasized the team's hard work and confidence in facing tough opponents.

India will face Australia in the opening match of the series on April 6 at 14:00hrs IST. Viewers can catch all the action on Sports18-3 and Sports18-1 HD, with live streaming available on Jio Cinema.

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