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KUALA LUMPUR: Four players who have not featured in any major international tournaments this year have been included in the national team for the International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth from Oct 17-20.
The four – Penalty corner specialist Mohd Amin Rahim, goalkeeper Khairulnizam Ibrahim, defender Ahmad Kazamirul Nasruddin and midfielder Harwinder Singh – were picked based on their fine performances in the Razak Cup tournament in Kuantan last month.
The squad will be strengthened with the inclusion of four national players – forward Tengku Ahmad Tajudin, midfielder and skipper Mohd Shahrun Nabil and defenders Baljit Singh Charun and Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim.
Malaysia, coached by Paul Revington, will pit their skills against world champions Australia, Pakistan and Argentina.
The 9s in Perth is part of the Malaysian team’s preparation for the third edition of the Asian Champions Trophy in Kakamighara, Japan, from Nov 1-9.
Malaysia will also send a women’s team for the 9s in Perth and they will compete against world No. 2 Argentina, Australia and Canada.
THE MEN’S SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Roslan Jamaluddin, Khairulnizam Ibrahim.
Defenders: Azlan Misron, Ahmad Kazamirul Nasruddin, Baljit Singh Charun, Mohd Sukri Abdul Mutalib, Mohd Amin Rahim, Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim.
Midfielders: Azreen Rizal Nasir, Harvinder Singh, Mohd Shahrun Nabil Abdullah, Mohd Azammi Adabi, Mohd Marhan Mohd Rosli.
Forwards: Amir Farid Ahmad Fuzi, Izwan Firdaus Ahmad Tajuddin, Mohd Ramadan Rosli, Nabil Fiqri Mohd Noor, Norhizzat Sumantri, Tengku Ahmad Tajudin Abdul Jali.
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hockey, Malaysian hockey team, International Super Series Hockey 9s, Mohd Amin Rahim, Khairulnizam Ibrahim, Ahmad Kazamirul Nasruddin, Harwinder Singh, Paul Revington
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