Thursday, 14 January 2016
Team Europe  (Getty Images)
Team Europe (Getty Images)

Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger will take on Anirban Lahiri and Jeung Hun Wang on the opening morning of the 2016 EURASIA CUP presented by DRB-HICOM.

Poulter, who has been an inspirational figure in Europe’s recent Ryder Cup victories, will partner Austrian Wiesberger in the first of Friday morning’s fourball matches as they face Lahiri and Wang at 8.35am.

The second match sees Yorkshiremen Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick come up against Byeong-hun An and Thongchai Jaidee, who captained Asia in the first edition of this event in 2014, before Victor Dubuisson and Søren Kjeldsen meet Danny Chia and Nicholas Fung in match three.

England’s Ross Fisher and Swede Kristoffer Broberg will make their EURASIA CUP bows against Prayad Marksaeng and K.T Kim at 9.20, before last year’s World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational champion Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan face Wu Ashun and Japan’s Shingo Katayama at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood and fellow Englishman Chris Wood come up against Kiradech Aphibarnrat and SSP Chawrasia in the last of the morning’s matches at 9.50.

Darren Clarke's European team will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time after the inaugural event ended in a 10-10 tie two years ago.

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