Match 5: 30th November 2018 at 5:00 PM IST
The reigning champions Australia begin their World Cup title defence against Ireland who are featuring in the top-flight tournament for the first time since 1990.
Australia will be under pressure to deliver, coming into the event as one of the favourites after 2010 and 2014 triumphs. They have had success in the past year, at big events like World League Final, Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy.
Ireland are participating at their third World Cup this time have a big clash first up. However, they will draw inspiration from the fact that they warmed up with two wins against seventh-ranked England coming into the tournament.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Australia – 2, Ireland – 0
Australia 4 – 1 Ireland (Azlan Shah Cup 2018, Malaysia)
Australia squad: Daniel Beale, Timothy Brand, Andrew Charter, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Tyler Lovell, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Dylan Wotherspoon and Aran Zalewski.
Ireland squad: David Harte, David Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bell, Paul Gleghorne, Luke Madeley, Conor Harte, Stuart Loughrey, Matthew Bell, Lee Cole, Shane O’Donoghue, Michael Robson, Kirk Shimmins, Sean Murray, Chris Cargo, Daragh Walsh, Matthew Nelson, Mitch Darling, Eugene Magee, Alan Sothern and Jeremy Duncan.
Australia’s XI: Andrew Charter, Eddie Ockenden, Aran Zalewski, Daniel Beale, Jeremy Hayward, Jake Whetton, Flynn Ogilvie, Blake Govers, Trent Mitton, Dylan Wotherspoon
Ireland’s XI: David Harte, Jonathan Bell, Chris Cargo, Matthew Nelson, Eugene Magee, Shane O’Donoghue, Mitch Darling, Paul Gleghorne, Conor Harte, Stuart Loughrey
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Australia fantasy picks: Eddie Ockenden, Aran Zalewski, Daniel Beale
Ireland fantasy picks: Eugene Magee, Chris Cargo, David Harte, Paul Gleghorne and Conor Harte
Indian viewers can watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Australia vs Ireland Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This Australia vs Ireland Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your AUS vs IRE Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.