Pakistan head to Thailand with a place in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I at stake. This will be the teams' eighth meeting, with Pakistan narrowly leading the head-to-head 4-3. The Pakistani team recorded a 3-2 victory on the grass of Lahore in the last clash between the two in 2005.
Pruchya Isarow was the Thai hero in the second round, winning all three rubbers he took part in, including a 60 60 60 demolition of Kuwait's Abdulhameed Alshatti in the opening match of the tie. Meanwhile, Pakistan recovered from losing both opening rubbers in straight sets to seal an unlikely comeback against the Philippines. Aisam Qureshi won the doubles as well as the crucial fifth singles rubber to give Pakistan a chance at returning Group I after a nine-year hiatus.