India v Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur
Venue: Stadium Petaling Jaya
Referee: Kim Yonghoe (Korea)
Traditionally India has always been a lot stronger than its western neighbour winning most games more than comfortably.
India lost both its matches in Division 2 last year and was relegated to Division 3.
Indian squad. Image thanks to http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=418850498149249&set=a.246664328701201.66508.234029236631377&type=1&ref=nf
Although losing both its matches in Division 3 last year Pakistan was saved from relegation and remains in Division 3 for this year.
06.06.2009 India 44-3 in Kuala Lumpur (Asia Nations Div.2, Playoff 3rd-4th)
14.06.2008 India 92-0 in Bangkok (WCQ Asia R1; Asia Nations Div.2, Playoff 3rd-4th)
30.10.2004 India 56-3 in Hong Kong (19th Asia Champs, Pool C, Playoff)
31.10.2003 India 52-15 in Kandy (Friendly)
India Last Year
07.05.2011 v Iran L 19-30 in Bangkok (Asia Nations Div.2, Playoff 3rd-4th)
05.05.2011 v Thailand L 24-37 in Bangkok (Asia Nations Div.2, Semi-final)
Pakistan Last Year
25.06.2011 v Indonesia L 19-20 in Jakarta (Asia Nations Div.3, Playoff 3rd-4th)22.06.2011 v Guam L 10-37 in Jakarta (Asia Nations Div.3, Semi-final)
GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table-India 13th, Pakistan 17th
IRB Ranking Points do not apply. Pakistan is not ranked
Prediction: India by 30 points
Nasser Hussain (Captain), Hrishikesh Pendse (Vice-Captain), Rohaan Sethna, Kayrus Unwala, Pritom Roy [Bombay Gymkhana Club], Gautam Dagar, Kamaldeep Dagar, Deepak Dagar, Jagga Singh, Vikas Khatri, Prince Khatri [Delhi Hurricanes RFC], Siddharth Lolayekar [RFS Pune], Tuiweli Serukalou [Jungle Crows RFC], Armen Makarian [Chennai Cheetahs RFC], Avinash Shinde [Maharashtra State Police], Parvender Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Suresh Sajwan, Naresh Kumar, Surinder Singh, Shokender Singh, Rohit Singh Sivach, Samsher Singh, Bikash Jena [Indian Army]
Coach: Mitsutake Hagimoto (Japan),
Arsalan Zahid (captain), Fiaz Ahmed, Mohammad Abu Bakar Khan, Mohammad Tahir Rafi, Inamullah Khan, Mohammad Ali, Sharafat Ali, Fouzan Majeed Wain, Halide Mehmood, Umar Islam, Nasir Mehmood, Imad Ali Nasir, Mohammad Javed, Rehan Mansoor, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Babar, Israr Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed, Tahir Yaqoob, Mohammad Manan Naseem, Saqib Murtaza, Sheharyar Ahmad, Ahmed Mumtaz and Temur Ahmed.