The 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament gets underway on March 3 in Malaysia. The India hockey team, which hasn't won the trophy in this decade, will be looking to check that expection off.
The Australia hockey team has won the tournament a record nine times. Australia are a part of the tournament this year, but the 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup doesn't feature Pakistan, who have won the trophy three times.
Most number of trophy wins in history:
Australia: Nine times
India: Five times
Pakistan: Three times
All matches will be played at the Azlan Shah Stadium in Malaysia. The tournament is an invitational one. A win awards a team three points while a draw awards one.
A total of six teams are participating this year:
- Malaysia (hosts)
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 schedule
|Date||Fixture||Match time||Match result|
|March 3||Argentina vs India||1:30 pm IST|
|Australia vs England||3:30 pm IST|
|Malaysia vs Ireland||6 pm IST|
|March 4||India vs England||1:30 pm IST|
|Ireland vs Argentina||3:30 pm IST|
|Malaysia vs Australia||6 pm IST|
|March 6||England vs Ireland||1:30 pm IST|
|India vs Australia||3:30 pm IST|
|Malaysia vs Argentina||6 pm IST|
|March 7||Australia vs Ireland||1:30 pm IST|
|Argentina vs England||3:30 pm IST|
|India vs Malaysia||6 pm IST|
|March 9||Argentina vs Australia||1:30 pm IST|
|Ireland vs India||3:30 pm IST|
|England vs Malaysia||6 pm IST|
|March 10||5/6th match||1:30 pm IST|
|3/4th match||3:30 pm IST|
|Final||6 pm IST|
The top two teams following the league phase make it to the final while the third and fourth as well the fifth and sixth teams play in the 3/4th and the 5/6th matches, respectively.
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 points table (to be updated after each match day)