The 33-year-old, who plays for Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the Hero Hockey India League, has made 256 international appearances. Hammond, was also a member of the 2010 World Cup-winning side besides being a part of the silver-winning 2006 World Cup side. He has an impressive trophy cabinet – he was part of the 2004 Athens Olympics gold as well as a member of the bronze-winning 2008 Beijing Olympics side.
Hammond made his senior international debut against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in May 2002 under coach Barry Dancer – a game the Aussies won 3-1. He also featured in two Commonwealth Games and six Champions Trophy tournaments.
He was forced to give the 2012 London Olympics a miss because of a broken wrist injury. He recently became the seventh Australian to play 250 internationals and in fact achieved the feat during the opening World Cup game against Malaysia.
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