MIRPUR (Bangladesh) - Action-starved Pakistan will be going all out against arch-rivals India in their second match of the tri-nation series here at the Sher-i-Bangal Stadium, MirPur. It is widely believed to be a dress rehearsal for the final to be played in two days as the third team, hosts Bangladesh, though playing on home field, are not billed as dangerous enough to give tough time to the big guns. The significance of the game can be gauged from the fact that despite having played a tiring game in soggy condition a day before against hosts, many Pakistan players, particularly the new lot, practiced hard on the outer nets of the Bangladesh academy. Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has also said the game was very important for both the teams but was not ready to admit that India were superior. "Today's game is important for us. Both the teams have played a number of close games and that shows the atmosphere their game always carries," said he. India, he said, were not an easy team to beat especially with their recent form in Australia where they beat the World champions. "India are in good form. They have beaten Australia in Australia. We would sit together and decide our plan." The Indians, on their part, held three hours practice session in the morning. And their captain Gary Kirsten wanted his team to switch over to 50 overs game from twenty20 version. "It's going to be a different game altogether from twenty20 version. The 50 overs matches are here to stay and what would be our strategy is a secret," he said. He said his team was in a transitional phase and seniors have a major role to play in the team's win in today's game. "We are aware of the 12-match win spree of the Pakistan team and we would like to break that run," said he. Kirsten said the senior players were very much part of his team but young blood was the requirement of the teams world over. He wanted immediate switch to 50 overs game after going through IPL extravaganza. "You know that there are some senior players available to play one-day cricket for India. It is not that they will not be considered anymore. Certainly, they are very much part of it," Kirsten said. "It is an exciting phase in Indian cricket to try some young players. I think they have shown that they are capable of playing in big situations like what we saw in IPL," he said. Among the seniors, Sachin Tendulkar remains out of action with a groin injury while Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid failed to find favour with the selectors in the one-day side. Kirsten said it was a transitional phase for Indian cricket and a judicious blend of youth and experience is what the side needed. "It is something we have given some thought too. We need to make sure that our game-plan and strategies are designed for 50 overs cricket. It is different to what they did in IPL. So, we worked hard during the last two days to get things right," Kirsten said.The Indian players just finished their assignment in the 44-day IPL and had hardly any breathing space as they flew in here for the tri-series. Asked if they were made to play too many matches, Kirsten said, "That is the reason that the selectors have chosen a pretty young side for this tournament and the Asia Cup."It is important in our long-term plan that we have a group of 15 to 20 players equally good enough to play for India, because we have got to give enough rest to the players. I have been thinking very carefully about how we do that," he said.