Ceriello Scored Hat-Trick, As Kookaburras defeat India by 6-2 to Top Pool A #HWL2015 in Antwerp

The Kookaburras have finished on top of Pool A at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp, Belgium. Riding on Chris Ceriello’s perfomance, Australia defeated India by 6-2 in their last pool match.

Christopher Ciriello Kookaburras Australia (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

Chris Ciriello scored hat-trick for Kookaburras (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

Chris Ciriello’s hat-trick underpinned the result in a match that saw Jamie Dwyer find the roof of the net with a superb tomahawk strike from the top of the circle with Aran Zalewski and Kieran Govers also weighing in with goals. Ramandeep Singh and Birendra Lakra scored one each for Gold Medalists of Asian Games 2014.

The result, 6-2 win over India, sets up Kookaburras a must-win quarter final clash against the fourth placed team in Pool B – currently Ireland, who are still to play hosts Belgium today (02:00am AEST, Monday 29 June). India will face third place team in Pool B i.e. Malaysia currently. Anything less than an Irish win will mean they face the Kookaburras in Wednesday’s quarter final. An Irish victory over Belgium would pit the Kookaburras against Malaysia and then, India would face Ireland or Belgium depending on margin of the victory. Continue reading →

Indian Men Hockey Squad announced for Australia Tour

New Delhi, 24 October 2014: The Indian Men Hockey Squad is preparing to play test series against the World Champions Australia from 30 October 2014 till 10 November 2014 at the Perth Hockey Stadium. India will also play one training game against Australia A on 1 November 2014.

Kothajit Singh of India and Kieran Govers of Australia in action (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

File Photo: Kothajit Singh of India and Kieran Govers of Australia in action (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

In a bid to prepare for the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, scheduled to take place in Bhubaneswar, India from 06-14 December 2014, 21 member Indian squad will depart for Australia on 29th October.

Led by Captain Sardar Singh (197 Caps) and P R Sreejesh (112 Caps) as the Vice Captain, the Indian Men Hockey Squad is determined to give good performance against Commonwealth Champions Australia in the test series as the players are seen practicing rigorously at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi from 15 October 2014 to improve their game play. Continue reading →