Azlan Shah hockey: India face New Zealand in must-win tie

With three points from as many games, India are presently lying in the fourth position in the team standings behind top-placed Australia (7 points), hosts Malaysia (7) and New Zealand (3).

updated: March 13, 2013 15:17 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: Their campaign back on track after the morale-boosting win over arch-rivals Pakistan, India cannot afford to relax as they face another must-win situation against defending champions New Zealand on Thursday to stay alive in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia.

The Indians would also hope for the lady luck to smile on them as their stay in the competition also depends upon the results of other round-robin group matches.

Not only for the Indians, Thursday's duel is also a must-win one for the Black Sticks.

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