Indian hockey team will start its campaign in the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament against World No. 2 Argentina on Saturday. India, sixth in the world ranking, will be on the field with the goal of securing their sixth title.

Sardar has also captained the Indian team before and during his captaincy, India has never returned empty handed from the Sultan Azlan Shah Tournament. In the tournament under Sardar, India won the silver medal in 2008, bronze in 2015 and silver medal in 2016.