A 23-member Indian group left for Australia on Saturday for a five-match sequence 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 feel it is a nice alternative for us to check ourselves and the extent we’re at forward of the World Cup.
“Australia is without doubt one of the high contenders for the title, and enjoying towards them will certainly assist us within the lead as much as the match,” Harmanpreet, who will lead the facet in Australia, mentioned in a Hockey India launch.
“I feel we’ve not gone again to Australia after the Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games in 2018. As a group, we’re excited and completely happy to play in Australia which affords distinctive enjoying circumstances.”
India will play back-to-back matches on November 26 and 27, adopted by video games on November 30, December 3 and 4.
“These matches shall be a real check of our health ranges. Each sport shall be excessive in depth and can draw concentrate on the restoration course of after every sport. Each participant shall be trying to convey his ‘A’ sport towards Australia forward of the ultimate group choice for the World Cup,” mentioned defender Amit Rohidas.