Colin Batch Coach of the Kookaburras (Australia Hockey Team) said They will be number of players to opportunity as team are after this Sultan Azlan Shah played in the World League semi finals and This Sultan Azlan shah cup Malaysia surely be a learning carve for the Players.
Australia Hockey TEam who have named eighteen players for the Azlan Shah cup and from them they include Eddie Ockenden and Dylan Wotherspoon.
Matt Swann who return to international squad after recovering from the injury of foot in mid 2016 and Gold Medalist of 2014 Commonwealth player Andrew Charter and Andrew Philpott also named in Kookaburras squad for 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah hockey cup.
“The team we have selected for Azlan Shah is slightly different to the team who competed in Darwin (in last month’s four-match series against Pakistan),” Batch said.
“The reason being that we would like to give as many players as possible the opportunity to show their ability at an international level before we make the team selection for the World League semi-finals.
“The players we have coming in are long standing Kookaburras, and we would like to see them play in the team structure that we have as a result of new players being selected to the 2017 squad.
“The Azlan Shah Cup is a competition which Australia has traditionally been invited to, and it provides good competition for us, so it will be interesting to see how our new look side fares against our opponents in the hot climate of Malaysia.”
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