Thai duo Phachara Khongwatmai and Poom
Saksansin, Malaysia's Green and Chawrasia make up the leading
four Asian players who qualified for Team Asia in the biennial
event set to be played at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in
Selangor, Malaysia from Jan. 12-14.
Japan's Yuta Ikeda, ranked 37th the world, Li Haotong of China,
Lahiri and Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat all booked their spots as
leading available Asians on the world rankings.
South Korean An Byeong-hun will make his return to the team as a
captain's pick along with compatriot Kang Sung-hoon, Hideto
Tanihara of Japan and Malaysian Nicholas Fung.
The 12-man team boasts 58 titles won worldwide, with six of the
players still in their 20s.
"I'm proud to announce my team which is predominantly
represented by young players," India's Atwal said in a
"Seven players in my team are ranked inside the top-100 on the
Official World Golf Ranking and this underlines the strength of
Team Asia. This is a strong team and it will be our goal to win
the EurAsia Cup."
China's Zhang Lianwei has been picked as the vice-captain to
help Atwal lead Team Asia against Thomase Bjorn's Team Europe in
the "Ryder Cup of the East".
The visiting team will feature Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Paul Casey,
Paul Dunne, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood,
Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Levy, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Henrik
Stenson and Bernd Wiesberger.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan
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