Ipoh (Malaysia): Bolstered by the return of midfielder Manpreet Singh, India will seek to dominate the hard-tackling Canada today and boost their standing in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.

Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh

The bereaved Manpreet last night returned from India after his father's funeral to join his teammates for a training session this morning, giving coach Roelant Oltmans some options of tackling the rivals, who today overtook India on the round-robin league standings.

Canada defeated Japan 3-1 to take their points tally to four from three outings, having lost 1-3 to Pakistan and holding defending champions New Zealand to a 1-1 draw.

India have three points from two matches, having defeated Japan 2-1 in their opening outings and then suffering a 1-5 defeat by World champions Australia.

Manpreet brings a lot of stability as he often takes up the centre-half's duties from Indian captain Sardar Singh.