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India face hosts Australia in the first league match of the Four Nations Tournament in Melbourne on November 23. Buy Air Max Plus Tn . The tournament also features Malaysia and New Zealand.The Indian men, who will have Dutchman Roger van Gent accompany them as strategic coach, will also feature in a two-Test series against Australia, with the matches held in Bendigo on November 29 and November 30.Former national team captain and coach Vasudevan Baskaran says this tour will serve as a good learning experience for both teams.A tour of Australia is always tough, just like it is for our cricketers. You have to adjust to the climate, the speed of the ball and the fitness levels of your opponents, Baskaran told ESPN. They must take this tour as a good experience, and enjoy their game. They will play six games within a week, and they have had a good year already, said Baskaran, adding that the Indian team, currently ranked sixth in the world, must now start aiming to be among the top three.Baskaran also felt the Indian team had done well to recover from a disappointing quarter-final finish at the 2016 Olympics to win the Asian Champions Trophy, and this would have done their confidence a world of good in a year when they lost the Champions Trophy final via shootout to Australia. If you dont finish on the podium, then that confidence doesnt come. In that sense, they didnt capitalise on the Champions Trophy finish in Rio, and Argentina, who werent as good as India in the preliminary stages, went on to win the gold, he said.The Indian team headed to Australia will not have PR Sreejesh in goal, and defender V Raghunath will step in as captain.Like Sree, Raghu as captain must push and stop the boys when needed, said Baskaran. Like the goalkeeper, the defender also has a full view of the pitch and must observe all that is going on around him. With four quarters of hockey, he will have more opportunities to communicate between quarters about what needs to be done.This team will also feature a much younger forward line, with Affan Yousuf, Satbir Singh and Amir Khan all aged between 21 and 23, and Satbir the only one among them with more than 30 caps. Amir is a natural player and has very strong basics -- trapping and passing, reach, scoring -- and he is as good as any of the forwards who are playing for India regularly, said Baskaran. India doesnt get to play teams like New Zealand and Australia regularly, and he must be given more chances to stay on the pitch for longer against them.Womens team also begins campaignThe womens team will play the first of three Test matches against the hosts in Melbourne on November 23.Baskaran commended the Indian women for winning the Asian Champions Trophy, but highlighted the need for them to improve on physical fitness going into their three Tests against Australia. They must make sure they play better in the last 10 minutes. Overall, this is a chance to imbibe some great learning for them, said Baskaran. They did very well to qualify for the Olympics, and then to have beaten China during the Asian Champions Trophy was a massive boost to their confidence.Womens head coach Neil Hawgood will be with the team for the final time on this tour. His replacement is yet to be announced by Hockey India. Cheap Air Max Plus Black .4 million title. Ryan Riess emerged with the title after a session in which he started behind, but used expert skill to gather the chips to his side amid the unpredictability of no-limit Texas Hold em. Riess put his final opponent Jay Farber all-in with an Ace-King. Cheap Air Max Plus Tn . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. http:///...air-max-plus-97.html . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight will miss the rest of the regular season with a right shoulder injury.Knight was injured on Saturday in the 10th-ranked Aggies loss to Mississippi State. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced that he wouldnt return for the regular season, but says they expect him to return for Texas A&Ms bowl game. Sumlin added that Knight does not need surgery, but did not provide further details on his injury.With Knight out the Aggies will go with Jake Hubenak, a junior who has appeared in three games this season. Hubenak was 11 of 17 for 222 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Texas A&Ms 35-28 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday. Air Max Plus Outlet. Knight is in his first season with the Aggies after transferring as a graduate student from Oklahoma. He threw for 1,911 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 583 yards and 10 more scores.The Aggies host Mississippi on Saturday.-----More AP college football at www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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