Kookaburras Squad for Sultan Azlan Shah cup 2017 – Australia Hockey Team Players List

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Defending Champions Australia Hockey Team named their final 18 Man Squad for the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah cup which will be played from the 29th April to 6th May in ipoh, Malaysia.

Colin Batch Head coach of the Kookaburras team will be announced the experience players for this Sultan Azlan Shah hockey cup. Five players will make to return in the squad who are prepare for the world league semi final which played in south africa this year on july 2017.

Veteran midfielder Eddie Ockenden and forward Dylan Wotherspoon will play for the Kookaburras for the first time this year.

“The team for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is slightly different from the one which competed in Darwin (four-Test series with Pakistan) recently,” said Australian coach Colin Batch.

Australia Men's Field Hockey Players for sultan azlan shah cup
Australia Men’s Field Hockey Players for sultan azlan shah cup

“We are giving as many players as possible the chance to prove themselves before we pick the team for the World League Semi Finals,” added Batch.

World No. 1 Australia, the reigning world champions, have won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup a record nine times are sending a strong squad for the Malaysia Azlan shah cup. Australia Hockey team will be starting the Azlan shah cup campaign by playing the first match against Their oceania rivals New Zealand on 29th April.

“The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will provide good competition for us. It will be interesting to see how our new look side fare against the other teams,” he added.

Head Coach:  Colin Batch
No. Name Position Age
2 Tom Craig FW 21
5 Tom Wickham 26
6 Matt Dawson DF 23
7 Jeremy Edwards 25
11 Eddie Ockenden MF 30
12 Jake Whetton FW 25
14 Aaron Kleinschmidt 27
19 Matthew Willis 25
20 Matthew Swann DF 27
21 Benjamin Craig 24
22 Flynn Ogilvie FW 23
24 Tyler Lovell GK 29
25 Trent Mitton FW 26
26 Dylan Wotherspoon FW 24
29 Andrew Philpott DF 27
30 Andrew Charter GK 30
31 Joshua Pollard 28
32 Jeremy Hayward FW 24

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