8 Time winners of Azlan Shah Cup Australia Hockey Team named their final 18 Man Squad for the upcoming tournament which will be played from the 3rd March to 11 March in ipoh, Malaysia.
Colin Batch Head coach of the Kookaburras team will be announced the experience players for this Sultan Azlan Shah hockey cup. This is a highly competitive yearly men’s hockey tournament by all star sudden team are face to each other as Australia currently rank the Number one Men’s Hockey Team, Host Malaysia who is 12th rank, Rio olympics gold medalist Argentina who is second spot team, India (Sixth) along with England (Seventh) and Ireland who is 10th Hockey rank team will be battle out to win the 27th edition of tournament.
Coach Colin Batch said the cup would help form selections for the Commonwealth Games.
“I think we’ve got a good mixture, not only in the 18 we’ve picked, but in our squad as a whole where we combine the experienced players in the group with our younger players,” coach Colin Batch said.
“They’re learning quickly and we want to be able to perform every time we go out on the pitch, so that’s why Azlan Shah is important preparation for the Commonwealth Games.”
Kookaburras’ Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Fixtures:
- Saturday 3 March 9pm AEDT – Australia v England
- Sunday 4 March 11:30pm AEDT – Malaysia v Australia
- Tuesday 6 March 9pm AEDT – India v Australia
- Wednesday 7 March 7:05pm AEDT – Australia v Ireland
- Friday 9 March 7:05pm AEDT – Argentina v Australia
- Saturday 10 March TBC – Finals