The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup is an annual international men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It began in 1983 as a biennial contest. The tournament became an annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity.
Great Britain beat reigning champions Australia 4-3 in Malaysia to win the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – the first British winners since England in 1984.
India beat New Zealand 4-0 to clinch a bronze medal in this 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Malaysia defeated Japan 3-1 in the playoff to decide the fifth place in the tournament standings.
Six countries participated in 2017 tournament:
Top three teams
Champions -Great Britain (2nd title)
Third place -India
Matches played 18
Goals scored 73 (4.06 per match)
Australia -Tom Craig
Australia -Trent Mitton
India -Mandeep Singh (5 goals)
Best player Australia -Tom Craig
Best goalkeeper Japan -Suguru Shimmoto