The star-studded PIA have the edge over National Bank in the other semifinal of the National One-day CricketChampionship under floodlights at Gaddafi Stadium Tuesday.
Led by former Pakistan captain Moin Khan, PIA have Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq, Azhar Mahmood, Yousuf Youhana, Faisal Iqbal, Saqlain Mushtaq and Shoaib Malik - all named in Sharjah Cup squad, in their ranks.
Ex-internationals Ghulam Ali and Asif Mujtaba add solidity to a side which finished runners-up in Group-I of the final round after being forced to play without current Pakistan stars in the first two games.
National Bank are captained by discarded Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. They will rely heavily on Pakistan captain Waqar Younis and the vastly experienced Inzamam-ul-Haq to increase their prospects of victory.
PIA: Moin Khan (captain), Ghulam Ali, Faisal Iqbal, Yasir Hameed, Asif Mujtaba, Yousuf Youhana, Abdul Razzaq, Azhar Mahmood, WasimAkram, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Malik, Fazle Akbar, Mohammad Imran, Nadeem Khan, Nadeem Afzal, Aizaz bin Ilyas, Sohail Jaffar, Mahmood Hamid.
National Bank: Mushtaq Ahmed (captain), Imran Nazir, Hanif-ur-Rehman, Qaiser Abbas, Naumanullah, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Akhtar Sarfraz, Sajid Ali, Imran Javed, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Javed, Waqar Younis, Mohammad Sami, Shabbir Ahmed, Zahid Saeed, Khalid Latif, Naeem Khan.
Umpires: Salim Badar and Aleem Dar.
Match referee: Azhar Khan.