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India need to win this game to make it to the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 Hockey India

India take on Malaysia in what is a must-win game for both the teams in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 at Ipoh, Malaysia, on 15 April (Friday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.35pm BST/6.05pm IST. There is no live coverage of the game in the UK. In India, live coverage is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3. It can be viewed via live stream on starsports.com.

Overview

India take on Malaysia on Friday in what is a do-or-die battle to secure a final spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The Men in Blue come into their final game of the round-robin tournament in third-place with nine points from five games.

The team needs to make sure that they win this game to ensure a place in the final, as they are currently two points behind second placed New Zealand, who have played all their six games.

India will take inspiration from the last meeting between these two teams when they beat Malaysia 3-2 in 2015 World League semi-finals to shatter Malaysia's hopes of an Olympic berth.

The hosts, on the other hand, are currently in fourth place on the points table with eight points from five games and need to beat India by seven goals to earn a place in the final. A loss here will be a blow for Malaysia, who then can only hope to win the bronze medal.

Captain Razie Rahim, who has played a key role in the tournament so far, might miss the game because of injuries sustained on his lip and hand. If he is ruled out, it will be a big blow for the hosts as his penalty corner conversions have played a major role in Malaysia's good show in the tournament.

Team news

India

Goalkeepers: Harjot Singh, Akash Anil Chikte

Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Jasjit Singh Kular, Kothajit Singh, Surender Singh, Harmanpreet Singh

Midfielders: Danish Mujtaba, Chinglensena Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh (C), SK Uthappa, Harjeet Singh

Forwards: Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah.

Malaysia

Goalkeepers: Kairulnizam Ibrahim, Kumar Subramaniam

Defenders: Ahmad Kazamirul Bin Nasruddin, Engku Abd Malik Engku Mohamad, Megat Azrafiq Megat Termizi, Mohd Madzil Ikmar Bin Mohd Nor, Muhammad Razie Abdul Rahim (c)

Midfielders: Azlan Misron, Azreen Rizal Bin Nasir, Mohamad Sukri Abdul Mutalib, Muhamad Ramadan Rosli, Muhammad Marhan Mohd Jail, Nabil Fiqri Mohd Noor

Forwards: Amirullah bin Zainol, Faizal Saari, Ismail Bin Abu, Izwan Firdaus Ahmad Tajuddin, Muhamad Azammi Adabi.