Perth: A well-prepared India will take on World Champions Australia in the first of the four-match Test series at the Perth Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
As part of their preparation for the upcoming Champions Trophy, India are set to take up the challenge of facing the strong Australian team.
"It's exciting times for Indian hockey being up against the best team. It is the best exposure for the young boys as it will help them learn and grow. Playing against Australia is a bench mark and will bring out the best of the players. Training sessions have been going good so far and we are all growing as a team and it will be a good show coming up in this tournament," India chief coach Terry Walsh said.