Commonwealth Games 2014: India Face Stiff Challenge From Australian Hockey Team

The Indian men's team won its first two matches in Commonwealth Games 2014 but face their biggest challenge yet against a formidable Australian side.

updated: July 28, 2014 18:20 IST
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India's Manpreet Singh in action against Wales. While the team has played spirited hockey in their first two matches, the side faces a stiff challenge against Australia.

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Glasgow: With two easy victories under their belt, a confident India will face their first real test in the men's hockey event when they take on world champions and title holders Australia in the next group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Ninth ranked India started their campaign in the ongoing Games on a positive note, beating world no. 31 Wales 3-1 before spanking 25th ranked Scotland 6-2 in their opening two Group A matches. But for the first time the Sardar Singh-led side would be tested in the competition as, in Australia a formidable and ruthless opponent awaits them on Tuesday.

Going by rankings and present form, the Kookaburras are way ahead of India at the world stage.

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