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India are the favourites to win their second Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy Getty

India take on South Korea in the fifth game of the 2016 Asian Hockey Champions Trophy at Malaysia on 22 October.

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Match starts at 11.30am BST. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on BT Sport and BT Sport HD.

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The favourites to win the tournament, India lived up to their billing in the opening game thrashing Japan 10-2 on 20 October (Thursday). Rupinder Pal Singh was the star of the show for the Men In Blue scoring six goals with Ramandeep Singh and Yousuf Affan also getting on the scoresheet.

Currently ranked number six in the world, India under Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans are the top ranked side in Asia. And, in Sardar Singh, Rupinder and skipper P.R Sreejesh they have the players who are world class and would give other teams a run for their money on their day.

The team management will be keeping one eye on their clash against Pakistan on Sunday and will not want to exert themselves too much come 22 October considering that they will need all their players fit for future challenges in the competition.

Their opponents, South Korea come into this clash on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Pakistan in their first game. Disappointing because for large parts of the game the Koreans looked in control only for them to concede via a last-minute penalty corner.

Coach Paul Lissek was disappointed by the result but has expressed confidence that his young side can progress to the knock-out stages of the tournament if they continue to play the same way.

Korea are the underdogs ahead of the clash and will need to be on top of their game if they are to secure a win against the favourites India.

Team news


Goalkeepers: P R Sreejesh, Akash Chikte

Defenders: Rupinder Pal Singh, Pardeep Mor, Jasjit Singh Kular, Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar

Midfielders: Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, S.K Uthappa, Devindar Walmiki

Forwards: Talwinder Singh, S.V Sunil, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Affan Yousuf