EurAsia Cup set to get underway

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The inaugural EurAsia Cup gets underway in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, with Europe captain Miguel Angel Jimenez leading a strong team bidding to get their hands on the trophy.

Some of Europe’s most in-form players have made the trip to Malaysia to team-up with Jimenez, pictured above. Joining the Spaniard are Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson, and Stephen Gallacher, as well as the likes of Thomas Bjorn and Graeme McDowell.

The European squad is made up of the top four players on the Race to Dubai standings, the top four players on the World Rankings, and one captain’s pick.

Standing in the way of a European triumph, meanwhile, is Team Asia, captained by Thongchai Jaidee. His side features the top four Asians on the Asian Order of Merit tour,  the top three in the World Golf Rankings, and two picks.
With the Ryder Cup drawing nearer, many will be looking to impress at the EurAsia Cup.

Spearheading the Asian offensive is Kiradech Aphibarnrat, winner of the 2013 Order of Merit, and Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, one of the Asian Tour’s most consistent performers.

Both team captains will also play, making it a truly competitive team effort.

The EurAsia Cup is a three-day event which will take place at Glenmarie GC, in Malaysia, over the club's Garden Course. It begins with fourballs on the Thursday, foursomes on Friday, and ends with singles matches on the final day.

With the Ryder Cup drawing nearer, many of the European golfers will be looking to impress in a rare team matchplay competition and further stake their claim for a place in Ryder Cup skipper Paul McGinley's side.

EurAsia Cup: Team Line-Ups

Team Europe: Miguel Angel Jimenez (captain), Graeme McDowell, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Thomas Bjorn, Pablo Larrazabal, Thorbjorn Olesen, Stephen Gallacher, Joost Luiten.

Team Asia: Thongchai Jaidee (captain), Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Anirban Lahiri, Siddikur Rahman, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Kim Hyung-Sung, Koumei Oda, Hideto Tanihara, Nicholas Fung, Prayad Marksaeng.

Who will win the EurAsia Cup?

Which side will claim victory in the inaugural EurAsia Cup? Leave your thoughts in our 'Comments' section below.

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