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EurAsia Cup: Player profiles for Miguel Angel Jimenez's 10-man Team Europe

Last Updated: 26/03/14 11:20am

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Skipper Miguel Angel Jimenez and Team Europe

Skipper Miguel Angel Jimenez and Team Europe

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A look at the Team Europe line-up, who are contesting this week's inaugural EurAsia Cup against Asia in Malaysia.

Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain, captain): One of the great characters of the game, the Spaniard became the oldest ever winner in European Tour history (aged 49 years and 337 days) when he successfully defended his Hong Kong Open crown in 2013. It was his 20th ET win. World No 39.

Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland): Won his maiden European Tour title on only his fourth start (2002) and is now an established Ryder Cup star and major winner (2010 US Open at Pebble Beach). Back-to-back top 10s on the Florida Swing in his two latest starts. World No 14.

Jamie Donaldson (Wales): The Welshman's career has really blossomed in the last two years with wins in the 2012 Irish Open and 2013 Abu Dhabi Championship. A runner-up in the WGC-Cadillac Championship earlier this month continued his progress. World No 28.

Victor Dubuisson (France): Realised his much talked about potential when capturing the prestigious Turkish Airlines Open at the end of 2013. He then showed his talent to a worldwide audience when a brilliant runner-up to Jason Day in the WGC-Accenture Matchplay. World No 23.

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain): Has quietly accumulated seven European Tour wins, including the 2013 BMW Masters in China, the first event of the inaugural Final Series in 2013. Now settling into life in America after winning his PGA Tour card. World No 40.

Thomas Bjorn (Denmark): The veteran Dane still has hopes of playing in this year's Ryder Cup so will be keen to impress here. Bjorn's first European Tour win came in 1996, his most recent in December 2013, so he's still a force. World No 29.

Stephen Gallacher (Scotland): Always a great ball-striker, the Scot now looks the full package and captured the Dubai Desert Classic for the second year running in February. His latest start produced an excellent sixth in the Cadillac Championship. World No 38.

Joost Luiten (Netherlands): Delighted his home Dutch crowds when winning the KLM Open last July. That was his second European Tour win and third in all. Still in fine form and finished 13th in the recent Cadillac Championship. World No 43.

Pablo Larrazabal (Spain): The Spaniard scored his biggest win to date when beating a stellar field to capture the Abu Dhabi Championship in January. His other two wins came at the 2008 Open de France and the 2011 BMW International Open in China. World No 64.

Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark): Sixth on his Masters debut last year and has also been a big contender in several of the Middle East Swing events. Can be inconsistent but the 24-year-old has huge potential and is touted as a future Ryder Cup star. World No 66.

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