India to take on Australia in Semi-Final of Hockey Champions Trophy

New Delhi, Sat, 08 Dec 2012 NI Wire

India will face four-time champion Australia in the semifinal of Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne on Saturday.

If India wins the semi-final, it will be the first time in tournament's history that India will make its appearance in the final.

On the other hand Australia will hope to continue its winning streak. Australia has won four successive titles after 2007 when it lost the final to Germany.

Captain Sardar Singh and midfielder Manpreet Singh are injured but still will play for India.

Indian team for the semi-final encounter remains unchanged.

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, PT Rao

Fullbacks: VR Raghunath (vice-captain), Rupinder Pal Singh Harbir Singh

Halfbacks: Sardar Singh (captain), Kothajit Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet Singh, Gurmail Singh

Forwards: S V Sunil, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Danish Mujtaba, S K Uthappa, Nithin Thimmaiah, Yuvraj Walmiki, Dharamvir Singh, Akashdeep Singh



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