Last Updated: 1st July, 2018

Category Tournament Matches India (W) Australia (W) Draw India (G) Australia (G)
FIH Premier Tournaments Olympics 10 3 5 2 17 22
  World Cup 8 1 6 1 11 25
  Champions Trophy 17 2 11 4 27 53
  Hockey World League 4 0 3 1 6 19
  Total 39 6 25 8 61 119
Regional Tournaments Commonwealth Games 5 0 5 0 6 26
  Total 5 0 5 0 6 26
India-Australia Tests Bilateral Series 23 7 13 3 37 56
  International Tests 4 1 0 3 15 3
  Total 27 8 13 6 52 59
All Other Tournaments Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 16 3 12 1 29 50
  Hockey Australia Challenge Cup 23 2 18 3 32 79
  Esanda Cup 2 0 2 0 3 9
  International Festival of Hockey 1 0 1 0 2 3
  Invitation Tournaments (Europe) 7 1 5 1 11 26
  Invitation Tournaments (Asia) 4 2 1 1 9 7
  Total 53 8 39 6 86 174
  GRAND TOTAL 124* 22 82 20 205 378

Decline and Fall of Indian Men's Hockey as measured by India-Australia records over the Decades:

For every generation of Indian sports fans since the 1970s, playing hockey with Australia invariably meant losing to Australia.

*NOTE: Two India-Australia matches were not considered in the above table:

Statistics by B. G. Joshi