ISLAMABAD Pakistan will meet archrival India in the hockey fixture of the 19th Commonwealth Games on October 10. The Games will be kick off from October 3 in Delhi, India. Pakistan squad was finalised for the event on Tuesday and they will take on Scotland in the opening fixture of the 10-nation hockey tournament. Australia and Malaysia are also bracketed in Pool A along with hosts India, Pakistan and Scotland. England, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago are in Pool B. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals. As many as 16 players and five officials will visit India. The selection committee of the Pakistan Hockey Federation has announced the 16-man team for the Games. The selectors and team management okayed the fitness of Zeeshan Ashraf and Kashif Javed after taking fitness test at National Hockey Stadium on Monday. The team will leave for New Delhi on September 29. Zeeshan Ashraf will lead the green shirts. Pakistan claimed silver medal in the 18th Commonwealth Games, which were held in the Australian city of Melbourne from March 15 to 26, 2006. Chairman Selection Committee Hanif Khan said that after observing the performance and fitness of players during the European tour, the 16 names had been finalised for the competition. He hoped that Pakistan team will produce excellent results in the Commonwealth Games and would reach on the victory stand. The hockey event will start from October 5, as Pakistan open their campaign against Scotland. Greenshirts will face Malaysia in the second fixture on October 6. They will take on Australia on October 9 while they meet India on October 10. The classification matches and semi-finals will be played on October 12, while final and bronze medal matches will be played on October 14. Secretary PHF Mohammad Asif Bajwa told TheNation that the federation was expecting good performance from the team. However, our main focus will be the Asian Games which will held in November, he viewed. Commonwealth hockey event has no ranking points and we can move ahead in the international ranking after showing good performance in the Asian Games. Greenshirts have potential to beat every team of the event. Pakistan also performed well against world number one Australia in past and they can topple best side of the world, he said. Team Zeeshan Ashraf (captain), Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Waseem Ahmad, Mohammad Rashid, Fareed Ahmad, Shafqat Rasool, Rehan Butt, Shakeel Abbasi, Abdul Haseem Khan, Mohammad Waqas Sharif, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Umar Bhutta, Imran Shah, Mohammad Tauseeq and Mohammad Kashif Javed. Khawaja Junaid will be the team manager, Michel Van Den will be the coach, Ahmad Alam and Ajmal Khan Lodhi will act as assistant coaches, Faiz Ur Rehman will be the physio and Nadeem Khan Lodhi will be the video analyst.