Azlan Shah final preview: Australia start favourites, Malaysia keen to make its imprint

On experience, Malaysia though hold a slender advantage with only six players having played less than 100 internationals. That on paper advantage, did not have any effects on Charlesworth, who said that his team is in full flight and it boils down in keeping up that level for one final shot.

updated: March 16, 2013 18:16 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: Hosts Malaysia would look to end their title drought when they clash with six-time champions Australia in the summit clash of the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament on Sunday.

Deservingly, two of the best teams on view have made it to the summit clash. Ever the bridesmaid, a tag sitting not too well on the hosts since the inception, Malaysia will be just that much keen to erase the unwanted baggage.

The finalists in 1985, 2007 and 2009, Malaysia have possibly the best chance to win their first Azlan Shah Trophy. A perfect gift it would be from the veteran Chua Boon Huat, who would like to sign off with the accomplishment after figuring in 11 editions without tasting the win.

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