Any one of Australia’s 18 players could have been named Player of the Match says Captain Mark Knowles
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Any one of Australia’s 18 players in Saturday’s 2018 Commonwealth Games final could have been named Player of the Match according to outgoing skipper Mark Knowles and he loves that.

The Kookaburras won the Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday with a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the decider after goals from Aaron Kleinschmidt and Matt Dawson.

The match marked Knowles’ 324th and final cap for the Kookaburras, ending a significant era for the side, but the veteran said the future was bright for Australia given the even contribution.

“I know in every great team that I’ve played in, one person has never won us big games,” Knowles said.

“The way that team contributed last night, if you asked the 8,000 in the crowd who was our best player, you’d get 18 different answers.

“I love that about this group.”