Indian Men’s Hockey Team Prepared for Challenge Against Australia Before the Paris Olympics

When the two teams play a five-match Test series starting in Perth on Saturday, the tough Australian team will serve as the “litmus test” that the undefeated Indian men’s hockey team will have to pass. Prior to the Olympics in Paris, the series gives India an opportunity to assess their strengths and talents.

This series acts as a gauge for our team’s readiness for the Olympics in Paris. To make sure we are at our best for the major event, we want to refine our tactics and pinpoint areas that need work.

Chief coach Craig Fulton stated, “Our focus will be on executing our game plan effectively and adapting to the challenges posed by the Australian side.”

India has a great opportunity to end their ten-year losing streak to Australia and win the Test series on the road.

Remarkably, India defeated Australia in the final away Test series in 2014.

The Indian team, led by Harmanpreet Singh, is confident going into this assignment after their outstanding performances in the FIH Pro League in February.

India demonstrated their extraordinary skills and steadfast resolve by winning three of the four matches they played in Bhubaneswar (all within regular time) and going undefeated in Rourkela (all within regulation time). They had, however, dropped both of their games against Australia.

Given that both teams were placed in the same Olympic group, the Test series offers an ideal setting for assessing each other’s advantages and disadvantages before to the decisive match at the Paris Games.

“We are prepared for the upcoming battle. We get the chance to represent our country with pride and demonstrate our abilities in every match. Although we are aware of Australia’s fierce competition, we are confident in our skills and readiness, skipper Harmanpreet stated.

We are a cohesive team that is committed to giving it our all on the field. In addition to doing well in this series, our objective is to develop as a team and gain new skills that will help us in the future as we prepare for the Paris Olympics.” FIH Data Hub data shows that since 2013, India and Australia have faced off 43 times in hockey matches.

Throughout these encounters, Australia has won 28 times, while India has won eight of them. Seven other matches have also ended in draws.

Australia is currently rated fifth in the world, while India is ranked fourth, so the stage is set for an exciting matchup between two hockey powerhouses.

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