India to face Australia in Olympic hockey test event

New Delhi: India hockey team will kick-start its campaign in the Four Nation London Olympics Test event with a match against Australia at the Riverbank Arena on Wednesday.

Indian team, which arrived in London last Saturday, will take on higher ranked Australia at the colourful arena before facing Great Britain on May 3.

India will square off against Germany on May 5, a release from the Hockey India stated.

The tournament is aimed at providing the teams with necessary exposure and give them an opportunity to get a feel of the new blue turf.