Pakistan to face off India at 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Tuesday


IPOH (Staff Report) – Three-time tournament champion Pakistan is Tuesday set to face off arch rival India in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 pool match at Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia.

The match will start at 6:05pm (Local), 3:05pm (Pakistan Standard Time) and 3:35pm (Indian Standard Time).

As many as seven teams -India, Pakistan, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan- are participating in the iconic hockey tournament that takes place on annual basis in Malaysia.

Each team is scheduled to play six pool matches in the first round, which will be followed by final match between two top teams. Matches will also be held for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th positions.

At this year’s tournament, Pakistan has so far played matches against Canada, New Zealand and Australia, winning only one game against Canada.

Pakistan’s two remaining matches will be played on April 13 (against Malaysia) at Pakistan vs Malaysia – 5:35pm PST and April 15 (against Japan) at 1:05pm PST.

On the final day (April 16), two matches will be held for 5th and 6th (at 12:40pm PST) slots, and 3rd and 4th (at 3:05pm PST) places. Final game for first and second positions will be on the same day at 5:45pm PST.

Pakistan Squad:

Muhammad Imran (C), Ali Shan, Rashid Mahmood, Waqas Sharif, Muhammad Azfar, Muhd Kashif, Ali Shakeep Butt, Ammad Dilbar, Hussain Rizwan Junior, Mashar Abbas, Muhammad Tauseeq, Fareed Ahmad, Syed Kashif, Imran Butt, Muhammad Irfan Rizwan Snr, Shafqat Rasool, Umar Bhutta

India Squad:

Sardar Singh (C), SV Sunil, Harjot Singh, Akash Anil Chikte, Rupinder Pal Singh, Jasjit Singh Kular, Kothajit Singh, Surender Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Chinglensana Singh, Manpreet Singh, S K Uthappa, Harjeet Singh, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah