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Men's and women's India A hockey teams to play in Aus league

59   //    23 Sep 2017, 13:00 IST

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The men's and women's India A hockey teams today left the country to take part in the Australian Hockey League, beginning on September 28 in Perth. The league will see 10 teams, including defending champions Victoria, fight for top honours.

The men's India A team was based at Sports Authority of India's Bengaluru center while the women's team trained at the SAI Centre in Bhopal as part of their preparations for the Australian challenge.

The men's India A team led by goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya had showings in recent tournaments. The team comprises several players from the Indian side that won the 2016 Junior World Cup in Lucknow.

"I think we have a very good mix of players with many of us who have played together for more than four years. There is a great understanding among the players and we have undergone good preparations for the challenge in Australia. The teams we will be playing are quite strong with players of national repute but we are geared up for a good show,

Press Trust of India (PTI) is a news agency in India
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