The Indian men's team, which currently sits fourth in the table with 10 points from six games, will resume its FIH Pro League season in April next year against hosts Argentina.
The Indian men's hockey team will resume its Pro League campaign in April with an away tie against Argentina.
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India will resume their maiden Pro League campaign, the 2020 season, when they play Argentina on April 10 and 11 next year in the revamped schedule.
The Indian team is currently at the fourth spot in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 standings, while the New Zealand team is at the sixth spot.
India are next scheduled to play on April 26 against Germany in Berlin and the league is a home and away tournament involving nine teams.
India, the World No 4, played an aggressive brand of hockey and converted two of their three penalty corners.
Both India and Australia have 10 points from six games but the Kookaburras are a rung above at third spot in the standings on goal difference.
The Indians tried to bounce back from the early shock but were denied by Australia's confident defensive unit.
Mandeep Singh scored a field goal before Ramandeep Singh scored another from a penalty corner at the Kalinga Stadium.