The Australian Men’s Hockey Team will take on India in a two match test series at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Wednesday (5pm AEST) and Friday (6:30pm AEST)
Despite the team has been plagued by some injuries, most recent being Trent Mitton, the Australian team is upbeat and confident of a show good.
“These Tests are a great opportunity for our squad get some match practice and preparation ahead of our European leg of the FIH Pro League in June,” Batch said.
“India are a top opposition so we want to expose our athletes to quality matches as the coaches and selectors continue to assess our group with Tokyo 2020 in mind.”
The two-match Test series will be the Kookaburras’ last matches before they head for Europe to play Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in the final few rounds of the FIH Pro League regular season.
Australia currently top the FIH Pro League men’s standings and will want to be in the box seat for the finals to be played between the top four in the Netherlands in late June.
India arrived in Perth last week and warmed up for the Tests with a 3-0 win over Australia A on Friday before a 1-1 draw between the teams on Monday.
Tickets for Wednesday and Friday’s Tests are available on the gate, at $10 for adults, $5 for children/concession and free for kids under 10.
Wednesday 15 May 2019 – Perth Hockey Stadium
Kookaburras v India – 5pm AWST (Gates open 4pm AWST)
Friday 17 May 2019 – Perth Hockey Stadium
Kookaburras v India – 6:30pm AWST (Gates open 4pm AWST)