World Hockey League Final: India take on defending champs Australia

India's best finish in the event came in 2014-15 when they defeated Netherlands to claim bronze and will look to better that performance or at least emulate it.


India will start their Hockey World League Final campaign against world no 2 and title holders Australia in Pool B match and will be hoping to start the tournament on a strong note. The Blues are under a relatively new head coach and a team whose average age is 23.5 years, but their recent continental success proves that they can compete at the highest level.

Even Australia is playing under a new head coach and their first step towards reclaiming the number one spot in world hockey will begin against India, thus the host can expect a strong push.

India's best finish in the event came in 2014-15 when they defeated Netherlands to claim bronze and will look to better that performance or at least emulate it.