2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup


The 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was the 26th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. It was held in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia from 29 April – 6 May 2017.[1][2]

2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityIpoh
Dates29 April 2017 (2017-04-29)–6 May 2017 (2017-05-06)
Teams6
Venue(s)Azlan Shah Stadium
Final positions
Champions Great Britain (2nd title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place India
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored73 (4.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) Tom Craig
Trent Mitton
Mandeep Singh (5 goals)
Best player Tom Craig
All statistics are correct as of 6 May 2017
2016 (previous) (next) 2018

The number of teams for this year’s cup has decreased by one compared to last year’s tournament where seven teams competed. Pakistan and Canada, who competed previously, will not join this edition and Great Britain had been invited.

Great Britain defeated Australia 4–3 in the final to win the cup.

Participating nations


Six countries are participating in this year's tournament:

Umpires


  1. Sean Rapaport (RSA)
  2. Napoleon Chanamthabam (IND)
  3. Shigeki Kodama (JPN)
  4. Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
  5. Nichol Bevan (NZL)
  6. Steve Rogers (AUS)
  7. Paul Walker (GBR)
  8. Bruce Bale (ENG) - Video Umpire

Squads


Results


All times are in Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+08:00).

Pool

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 3 1 1 14 7 +7 10 Advance to Final
2  Great Britain 5 3 1 1 12 9 +3 10
3  India 5 2 1 2 10 9 +1 7 Third place match
4  New Zealand 5 2 1 2 7 9 2 7
5  Japan 5 1 1 3 12 15 3 4 Fifth place match
6  Malaysia (H) 5 1 1 3 3 9 6 4
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.
(H) Host
29 April 2017
16:05 MST
Great Britain  2–2  India
T. Carson  25'
Forsyth  52'
Report  19' A. Singh
 47' Mand. Singh
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Sean Rapaport (RSA)
29 April 2017
18:05 MST
New Zealand  1–1  Australia
Newman  52' Report  32' T. Craig
Umpires:
Paul Walker (GBR)
Shigeki Kodama (JPN)
29 April 2017
20:35 MST
Malaysia  1–1  Japan
Razie  8' Report  40' Yamada
Umpires:
Nichol Bevan (NZL)
Steve Rogers (AUS)

30 April 2017
16:05 MST
India  3–0  New Zealand
Mand. Singh  23'
Harm. Singh  27', 47'
Report
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
30 April 2017
18:05 MST
Japan  3–5  Great Britain
Ke. Tanaka  14', 38'
Watanabe  49'
Report  3' Middleton
 12' Goodfield
 15' Ward
 32' T. Carson
 52' Forsyth
Umpires:
Napoleon Chanamthabam (IND)
Nichol Bevan (NZL)
30 April 2017
20:35 MST
Australia  6–1  Malaysia
T. Craig  11', 38', 45'
Mitton  23', 27', 58'
Report  42' Faizal
Umpires:
Sean Rapaport (RSA)
Paul Walker (GBR)

2 May 2017
16:05 MST
India  1–3  Australia
Harm. Singh  26' Report  30' Ockenden
 34' T. Craig
 51' Wickham
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Paul Walker (GBR)
2 May 2017
18:05 MST
New Zealand  3–2  Japan
Russell  18', 32'
Lane  35'
Report  9', 50' Yamada
Umpires:
Napoleon Chanamthabam (IND)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
2 May 2017
20:35 MST
Malaysia  0–1  Great Britain
Report  26' Forsyth
Umpires:
Shigeki Kodama (JPN)
Sean Rapaport (RSA)

3 May 2017
16:05 MST
Japan  3–4  India
Murata  10'
Yoshihara  43'
Mitani  45'
Report  6' R. P. Singh
 45', 51', 58' Mand. Singh
Umpires:
Nichol Bevan (NZL)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
3 May 2017
18:05 MST
Great Britain  1–2  Australia
Gleghorne  51' Report  44' Mitton
 52' Dawson
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Sean Rapaport (RSA)
3 May 2017
20:35 MST
New Zealand  1-0  Malaysia
Russell  25' Report
Umpires:
Paul Walker (GBR)
Napoleon Chanamthabam (IND)

5 May 2017
16:05 MST
Great Britain  3–2  New Zealand
Ward  9'
Roper  39'
Gleghorne  49'
Report  30' Newman
 58' Russell
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
5 May 2017
18:05 MST
Australia  2–3  Japan
Kleinschmidt  7'
Mitton  31'
Report  44' Yamada
 56', 57' Yamasaki
Umpires:
Napoleon Chanamthabam (IND)
Sean Rapaport (RSA)
5 May 2017
20:35 MST
India  0–1  Malaysia
Report  51' Shahril
Umpires:
Shigeki Kodama (JPN)
Paul Walker (GBR)

Classification

Fifth and sixth place
6 May 2017
15:40 MST
Japan  1–3  Malaysia
Ka. Tanaka  28' Report  8' Haziq
 11' Firhan
 34' Faizal
Umpires:
Nichol Bevan (NZL)
Paul Walker (GBR)
Third and fourth place
6 May 2017
18:05 MST
India  4–0  New Zealand
R. P. Singh  17', 27'
Sunil  48'
T. Singh  60'
Report
Umpires:
Shigeki Kodama (JPN)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Final
6 May 2017
20:35 MST
 Australia 3–4  Great Britain
Ockenden  28'
Pollard  34'
Wotherspoon  48'
Report  8' Forsyth
 11', 43' Goodfield
 33' Willars
Umpires:
Eric Koh Kim Lai (MAS)
Sean Rapaport (RSA)

Goalscorers


Rank Player Team MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 CM Total
1 Tom Craig  Australia 131000 5
Trent Mitton  Australia 030110 5
Mandeep Singh  India 110300 5
4 Alan Forsyth  Great Britain 111001 4
Shota Yamada  Japan 102010 4
Kane Russell  New Zealand 002110 4
7 David Goodfield  Great Britain 010002 3
Harmanpreet Singh  India 021000 3
Rupinder Pal Singh  India 000102 3
10 Eddie Ockenden  Australia 001001 2
Tom Carson  Great Britain 110000 2
Samuel Ward  Great Britain 010010 2
Mark Gleghorne  Great Britain 000110 2
Kenta Tanaka  Japan 020000 2
Koji Yamasaki  Japan 000020 2
Faizal Saari  Malaysia 010001 2
Dominic Newman  New Zealand 100010 2
18 Tom Wickham  Australia 001000 1
Matt Dawson  Australia 000100 1
Aaron Kleinschmidt  Australia 000010 1
Joshua Pollard  Australia 000001 1
Dylan Wotherspoon  Australia 000001 1
Barry Middleton  Great Britain 010000 1
Phil Roper  Great Britain 000010 1
Ollie Willars  Great Britain 000001 1
Akashdeep Singh  India 100000 1
S. V. Sunil  India 000001 1
Talwinder Singh  India 000001 1
Kota Watanabe  Japan 010000 1
Kazuma Murata  Japan 000100 1
Heita Yoshihara  Japan 000100 1
Genki Mitani  Japan 000100 1
Kaito Tanaka  Japan 000001 1
Razie Rahim  Malaysia 100000 1
Shahril Saabah  Malaysia 000010 1
Haziq Samsul  Malaysia 000001 1
Firhan Ashaari  Malaysia 000001 1
Sam Lane  New Zealand 001000 1
Total 81810111115 73
As of matches played on 6 May 2017

Awards


Five awards were awarded during the tournament, they were:[3]

Final standings


  1.  Great Britain
  2.  Australia
  3.  India
  4.  New Zealand
  5.  Malaysia
  6.  Japan

References


  1. "Sultan Azlan Shah Cup handed huge sponsorship boost".
  2. "Fixtures". Archived from the original on 2017-04-23. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  3. "Awards". Archived from the original on 2018-01-16. Retrieved 2017-05-06.