AUS vs NED: Australia’s Kookaburras take on Netherlands at State Netball Hockey Centre on Saturday. The hosts, Australia have named a few new faces in the squad keeping in mind 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although there is enough experience in the mix to overpower the Dutch challenge.
Netherlands, on the other hand, picked up a win in their tournament opener. In a thrilling affair against New Zealand’s Black Sticks, Netherlands just managed to see off the opponents with the game ending at 4-3 at the final whistle.
Australia vs Netherlands squads
Australia Hockey squad: Johan Durst, Aaron Kleinschmidt, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Lachlan Sharp, Joshua Simmonds, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Aran Zalewski, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Jacob Anderson, Daniel Beale, Joshua Beltz, Timothy Brand, Andrew Charter and Tom Craig.
Netherlands Hockey squad: Billy Bakker (c), Derck de Vilder, Justen Blok, Diede van Puffelen, Jeroen Hertzberger, Mirco Pruyser, Bjorn Kellerman, Terrance Pieters, Roel Bovendeert, Thierry Brinkman, Sam van der Ven, Pirmin Blaak, Lars Balk, Glenn Schuurman, Sander Baart, Joep de Mol, Jip Janssen, Mink van der Weerden, Teun Beins, Jonas de Geus and Jorrit Croon.