LAHORE - Pakistan is set to take on archrivals India in the final of the FIP Polo World Cup Zone D playoffs to be held at Royal Pahang Polo Grounds on Saturday (today). The two teams have had a great run in the tournament and the final is expected to be a thrilling affair. Pakistan on their way to the final, struck unmatched performance winning their all three back-to-back matches against Nigeria, South Africa and Australia. The teams high spirit, training and dedicated efforts saw them finishing at the top of the points table, said a spokesman for the Pakistan Polo Association (PPA) on Friday. He further said that the team had done a commendable job by qualifying for the World Cup as the competition was stiff in tournament with teams like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India fighting for three spots. The two finalists would be joined by either Australia or South Africa who would be fighting for the last spot from Zone D. The 2011 edition of the World Cup will be held in San Luis, Argentina from October 11 to 25. Raja Samiullah, who has so far enjoyed a superb tournament, has been nominated for the player-of-the-championship award. Earlier, in their opening match, Pakistan routed Nigeria by 15 to 7-and-a-half goals and followed by 12-and-a-half to 10 goals win over South Africa. Then they overcame a spirited challenge from Australia, striking a narrow 8-and-a-half to eight goals win. The final between Pakistan and India has been billed as the most thrilling encounter and a large gathering is expected to turn up to watch an exhibition of high quality polo between two traditional opponents. Saqib Khan Khakwani leads the Pakistan team whose other members are Ahmed Ali Tiwana, Raja Temur Nadeem and Raja Samiullah, Bilal Haye is the reserve player and Abdul Qadir Mamdot is the manager.