New Delhi: The volatile relationship between the two neighbours may have robbed India-Pakistan cricket rivalry, and other assortment of bilateral competitions, but on Sunday they will engage in a high-octane hockey match at Kuantan in Malaysia.
The marquee game will be the highlight of the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy, and considering their past intense rivalry, Pakistani officials have already told their players to keep their emotions in check during Sunday's match. But that will dampen their spirits.
For India, it's business as usual with a thumping win over Japan and a draw with South Korea. For Pakistan, who have lost to Malaysia in their first match, will try to bring more than just the game. They beat South Korea in the next match.
Tomorrow's fixture is the 166th international match between the two countries.
Here's everything you need to know about the match:
INDIA: Goalkeepers — 1. P.R Sreejesh (Captain), 2. Akash Chikte; Defenders — 3. Rupinder Pal Singh, 4. Pardeep Mor, 5. Jasjit Singh Kular, 6. Birendra Lakra, 7. Kothajit Khadangbam, 8. Surender Kumar; Midfielders — 9. Chinglensana Kangujam, 10. Manpreet Singh (Vice Captain), 11. Sardar Singh, 12. S.K Uthappa, 13. Devindar Walmiki; Forwards — 14. Talwinder Singh, 15. S.V Sunil, 16. Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, 17. Nikkin Thimmaiah, 18. Affan Yousuf
PAKISTAN: Goalkeepers — Imran Butt and Amjad Ali; Defenders — Aleem Bilal, Mohammad Irfan (Captain), Ammad Shakeel Butt; Midfielders — Rashid Mahmood, Tasawar Abbas, Nawaz Ashfaq, Fareed Ahmad, Toseeq Arshad, Mohammad Rizwan Junior; Forwards — Mohammad Irfan junior, Umar Bhutta, Arslan Qadir, Ali Shan, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan senior, Abdul Haseem Khan.
DATE: Sunday, October 23.
TIME: 4pm IST, 3.30pm PKT, 6.30pm local time
VENUE: Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia.
TV LISTING: Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD4 in India; PTV in Pakistanl Fox Sports in South East Asia; OSN Sports in Middle East; BT Sport ESPN in UK.