Europe's Ryder hopefuls face Asia in EurAsia

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It presents a major opportunity for Dunne to showcase his matchplay credentials in front of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn who also heads the European team this week.

That did not translate into Ryder Cup success at Hazeltine, however, with Europe suffering their first defeat since 2008 and Bjorn's first in six contests as either a player or vice-captain.

Along with Dunne, the current side includes Englishmen Tommy Fleetwood, who won last season's Race to Dubai, Tyrrell Hatton, Ross Fisher and Matthew Fitzpatrick, Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, Belgian Thomas Pieters, and the Swedish duo of Alex Noren and Henrik Stenson.

Bjorn is the skipper for this event, as he will be when they face the US in Paris this September.

"When I walk around [at events] and see Tyrrell Hatton and Sergio Garcia, my mind is on them, how they're playing and how I can utilise them".

It gives Denmark's Bjorn a great chance to test players in a team environment before the showdown against US in Paris.

The Asian team, captained by Arjun Atwal of India, includes three of the top five ranked players on the Asian Tour.

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The winning team will share the prize money of US$3.6 million (RM14.4 million) while the runners-up will share US$1.2 million (RM4.8 million).

Bjorn has six players with Ryder Cup experience on his roster in Malaysia and he believes this will be a good dress-rehearsal for him and many of his team. I have players from all over.

"I'm really enjoying it (captaincy)".

European players have called for more match play events as they relish the chance for head-to-head competition at the EurAsia Cup this week.

"I really think it will really help to hopefully have a few more events like this and grow the game even more". "You can be underdogs on paper, but once the matches start, anything can happen". "What I'm looking for is someone to hit longer for me and that will be easier for me", said the 27-year-old Sabahan.

Now back in the European team fold for the first time in ten years at this week's EurAsia Cup, Casey has reflected on his omission back in 2010 and said he holds no grudges against the eight-time European Tour Order of Merit victor.

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