India take on Malaysia

India take on Malaysia

India topped Pool A while Malaysia, despite finishing last in Pool B, advanced as the new format allows all eight competing nations a place in the knock-out rounds.

Two wins against hosts South Africa and Poland have boosted India’s confidence, but Malaysia will be no pushovers. India have enjoyed an edge over Malaysia this year, but last year’s Asiad semifinal loss to the same rivals will remain at the back of the players’ minds.