Indian stalwart Jyoti Randhawa (pictured below) will lead a strong Asian Tour contingent in the battle of continents. Asia's number one in 2002 is among six players from the top-10 of the Asian Tour Order of Merit who will be competing at Silport. Other top stars from the Asian Tour line-up include Thailand's golden boys of golf, Boonchu Ruangkit, Thaworn Wiratchant and Prayad Marksaeng, winner of the Volvo China Open in 1996, in-form Australian Terry Pilkadaris and England's Simon Dyson, champion here in 2000. Many of this season's winners will also head to Shanghai hoping to drive away with the Volvo China Open crown. They include first-time winners Mardan Mamat of Singapore, India's Rahil Gangjee and Filipino Angelo Que. Randhawa is a man on a mission. He is eyeing the Order of Merit crown again and a good weeend could just be the launchpad. He is third on the merit list with US$248,309, some US$100,000 behind Thongchai Jaidee who will miss the VCO because of commitments in the US. Many pundits have tipped the talented Indian to join compatriot Arjun Atwal as a winner on the European Tour and he is slowly working his way up. This year, Randhawa has come close in joint-sanctioned events, finishing tied second in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand and third in the Caltex Masters in Singapore. He was also 10th in the Asian Open in Shanghai in May. Boonchu, at the ripe age of 48, has been a revelation, winning his home Open in January and amassing six other top-10s. He arrives on the back of three outstanding performances where he has finished second, third and fourth. 'I don't practise as hard as these young players,' said Boonchu. 'I only work on some weaknesses when I have to and try to take it easy. I'm an old man now but I still enjoy playing golf.'