AUS vs BEL Dream 11 Team: Two sides befitting of gracing the grand occasion find themselves facing off against each other for shot at walking away with the glistening trophy
Australia Vs Belgium Final FIH Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
When this year’s edition of the FIH Pro League made an advent on world hockey, Australia v Belgium was the dream final which everyone was looking forward to in the summit clash. The top two sides in the world were favourites to walk away with the glistening trophy under their arms at the culminating of the tournament and hockey ardent have been granted their wish.
The two teams will be facing off today against each other in the concluding fixture of the expansive tournament as they both vie for the prestigious title. And its only befitting for these teams to be making it this far in the frontier event, having seen their sojourn shape out perfectly after having a tighthold over the other partaking teams throughout the tournament.
Be it across all disciplines and verticals of the game, the articulate nature and brand of hockey drilled rigorously into the world number 1 and 2 ranked teams was apparent to see. It came to the fire none more so than their semi-finals, one both teams swept past as they made light work of their opposition to walk all over them.
Whilst Australia are coming here courtesy of a 3-1 win over Great Britain, the 6-1 beating Belgium dished out to Netherlands was a more horrid one. They were two performances testament to the immense attacking pool of skill set prevalent in the side, something which is bound to take precedence again today.
Having toped the league table after losing just two of their matches, Australia were seen as the side to beat especially with the way they maintained the same consistency across all their matches. And with Belgium slumping in form towards the business end of the tournament, this was expected to a match heavily tilted in Australia’s favour till Belgium doled out an exemplary showing in the semi-finals.
What that result has done is make this match an extremely finely poised match yet again. We are in for a real feast, one where both the sides will regale us in an intriguing exhibition of pure hockey. We are slightly going to favour Belgium here given that they are world champions and the fact that their attacking heavy side are always fearless in their approach, be it any occasion or against any side.
Goal-Keeper for AUS vs BEL Dream 11
Belgium’s Vincent Vanasch is our selection over here. After several experiments and chopping and changing profusely, Belgium have finally been able to nail down on a shot stopper extradonaire, someone who helped them keep the scoring down to just one when they took on Netherlands ever so recently.
Defenders for AUS vs BEL Dream 11
It’s been a defence which threatened to collapse at the wrong time for them but with the experienced Arthur Van Doren and Alexander Hendrickx stepping up at just the right time for the side, we know Belgium are in safe hands today as well. Alexander is the one defender who has made heads turn the most this season, one of the league’s top scorer defender with the seven successful penalty corners and we see him making life tough for Australia today as well.
From Australia its Eddie Ockenden who comes in. Relatively a new entrant, he’s made the most of the opportunity accorded to him, putting in stalwart disposal which we see him resonating today as well.
Midfielders for AUS vs BEL Dream 11
We’ve kept thing equal over here with the two midfielders from either side coming into the mix. It’s going to be an extremely important battle in the middle of the park with the side winning it set to have a major say over how proceedings scrimmage in the encounter and from Australia we have outlined Jake Whetton and Aran Zalewski to be our two patrons of success today.
The overwhelming Felix Denayer and Antoine Kina make a way into our Dream 11 outfit from Belgium. A pair of central midfielders who love controlling this pivot for their side in unison, we only see them even further upping the ante and trying to help their side parry away a formidable Australian attack.
Forwards for AUS vs BEL Dream 11
With a colossal 101 goals in between them, more than 3 per game with the 55 for Belgium and 46 for Australia, the repertoire of strikers to choose from was a vast one. After much pondering and deliberations of who to get in from the slew of options, we have opted for Belgium’s top scorer Tom Boon with 9 goals to come in as the lone but more than efficient selection from the side.
It’s a duo from Australia on the other hand with 11 goal man and the tournament’s top scorer Blake Govers being accompanied by the enterprising Jacob Anderson.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Tom Boon from Belgium is going to captain our side out while Govers is the vice-captain.
FIH Pro League
Match: Australia Vs Belgium
Date And Time: 30th June, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Wagener Stadium, Wagener