Australia avoided the wooden spoon when they thrashed Pakistan 5-0 to take the 5th spot of the Sultan of Johor Cup and the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.
Tim Howard may not have made a name for himself at the Sultan of Johor tournament, but he is a player that certainly should not be overlooked.
He is a familiar face in any domestic or international hockey tournament held in Malaysia. The first to be at the stadium and the last to leave, Hashim Muhammad Yusuf has work ethics second to none.
With confidence as the key in perfecting his drag flicks, Harmanpreet Singh believes he will be able to ensure India continues to reign as champions in the Sultan of Johor Cup.
The ever smiling face of Mohd Shaharin Bin Sharif greets players and officials who come to Johor Bahru for hockey. Although technically he is the F&B manager, Shaharin has been known as Mr Fix-It to all teams as he is often sought upon to solve the biggest of issues till the nitty gritty things like misplaced jerseys at the hotel.
Carrying the weight of a leader at a young age does not deter Maico Casella from showing his worth as he aims to prove his capabilities at the Sultan of Johor Cup.
It was a convincing victory for Malaysia at the expense of Pakistan which gave the host a respectable finish to the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya stadium last night.
India played at half pace but still did enough to defeat Australia 1-0 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.
It will be a repeat of last year’s Sultan of Johor Cup final as Great Britain defeated Argentina 3-0 to book a spot in Sunday’s final against India.