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Roelant Oltmans worried by Indian hockey team's inability to cope with pressure

Roelant Oltmans worried by Indian hockey team's inability to cope with pressure

In the last league match against Malaysia, the Indian team seemed to wilt under the pressure coming from the requirement of a two-goal victory that would have placed them in the final.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Dominant India blank New Zealand 4-0 to finish third

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Dominant India blank New Zealand 4-0 to finish third

India had finished runners-up in last year`s edition when they had lost 0-4 to Australia in the final.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India slump to 0-1 defeat to Malaysia, fail to reach final for 2nd straight year

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India slump to 0-1 defeat to Malaysia, fail to reach final for 2nd straight year

An Indian victory by two goals would have pushed the British team to the bronze medal game, but Malaysia turned the tables on India who gave a disjointed exhibition of hockey.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup : Great Britain's 3-2 win over New Zealand boosts India's chances of reaching final

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup : Great Britain's 3-2 win over New Zealand boosts India's chances of reaching final

It is the one-goal advantage India had in number of goals scored in four outings that placed them in the second place in the round-robin league standings.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Big blow for Men in Blue as skipper PR Sreejesh ruled out of tournament after knee injury

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Big blow for Men in Blue as skipper PR Sreejesh ruled out of tournament after knee injury

Sreejesh was appointed India's captain when long-time skipper Sardar Singh was rested from last year's Champions Trophy in London, where India finished runners-up to Australia. He was subsequently given the captaincy for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Great Britain overtake India after beating Malaysia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Great Britain overtake India after beating Malaysia

Great Britain's match-winner came from a penalty stroke conversion by Alan Forsyth in the 26th minute.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Men in Blue suffer first defeat, lose 1-3 to Australia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Men in Blue suffer first defeat, lose 1-3 to Australia

Nine-time winners of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Australia now have seven points from three outings, while last year's runner-up India are on four points after three matches.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Hockey India aiming for an improved show against Australia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Hockey India aiming for an improved show against Australia

Using the tournament to fine-tune their squad after the induction of several youngsters, Australia gave an exhibition of their powerful game by outplaying hosts Malaysia 6-1 yesterday.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: After thrashing New Zealand, India aiming for improved show against Australia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: After thrashing New Zealand, India aiming for improved show against Australia

The India-Australia encounter, featuring the two highest ranked teams in the six-nation competition, is billed as the marquee match of the preliminary league.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: SV Sunil makes history on completing 200 International caps for India

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: SV Sunil makes history on completing 200 International caps for India

Md. Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General of Hockey India (HI) congratulated Sunil on his achievement.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Harmanpreet Singh' brace guides India to 3-0 win over New Zealand

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Harmanpreet Singh' brace guides India to 3-0 win over New Zealand

Following a 2-2 draw against Great Britain in the opening game yesterday, India now have four points from two outings.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India squander lead twice as Britain earn 2-2 draw

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India squander lead twice as Britain earn 2-2 draw

Akashdeep Singh (19th minute) and Mandeep Singh (48th minute) scored field goals to give India the lead two times in the match but only to see the Britons hit back through Tom Carson (25th) and Alan Forsyth (52nd).

Azlan Shah Cup: It is a platform to test our new style, feels Roelant Oltmans

Azlan Shah Cup: It is a platform to test our new style, feels Roelant Oltmans

Oltmans said India will be using the Azlan Shah Cup to test its bench strength and style of play ahead of this year's important tournaments like the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final in London, HWL Final in Bhubaneswar and Asia Cup in Dhaka.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: PR Sreejesh to lead India, four rookies included

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: PR Sreejesh to lead India, four rookies included

The team also features drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh, Junior World Cup winning skipper Harjeet Singh and forward Mandeep Singh.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup great chance for youngsters to show their mettle: Manpreet Singh

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup great chance for youngsters to show their mettle: Manpreet Singh

With the senior men's team for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup scheduled to be announced next week, Manpreet feels the tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia is a great platform to see where the side stands ahead of the HWL Semifinal.

Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Starting with the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where India got the silver behind world champions Australia, Oltmans is eager to test his junior players in stiff contests.

World Champions Australia blank India 4-0 to lift 9th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

World Champions Australia blank India 4-0 to lift 9th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

India have previously won the title five times – in 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and 2010.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Inspired Men in Blue crush Malaysia 6-1 to enter final

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Inspired Men in Blue crush Malaysia 6-1 to enter final

India produced an inspiring performance to outplay hosts Malaysia 6-1 in a must-win match and secure their seventh appearance in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here today.

READ: Shoaib Akhtar's reply to Virender Sehwag's 'Mauka-Mauka' troll on Twitter

READ: Shoaib Akhtar's reply to Virender Sehwag's 'Mauka-Mauka' troll on Twitter

The banter between these two cricketers, on and off the field, has thoroughly entertained the cricket fans.

READ: Virender Sehwag's funny tweet to Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan's 1-5 loss vs India in hockey

READ: Virender Sehwag's funny tweet to Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan's 1-5 loss vs India in hockey

Even though the ICC World Twenty20 ended quite some time ago, the banter between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar hasn't!