The Malaysian men’s team
has played 14 final ties at the Thomas Cup, the second most among all nations, but had been through a 12-year wait to return to the final stage in the last edition in 2014, where they surprised the world by eliminating top teams such as preceding Asian Games gold squad Korea
, 13-times Thomas Cup champion Indonesia and 8-time runner-up Denmark, eventually settling with a silver medal. This year, the 6th seeded team has been drawn in the same group with no.3 seed Korea, whom they hold winning records against in round-robins in the 2015 Sudirman Cup and 2014 Thomas Cup. Also in the Group C are England and Germany.