AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11 Team: Top 4 sides look to end their league stage matches on a flourish on a hectic and congested Sunday
Netherlands Vs Australia FIH Women’s Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
Having assured themselves of a spot in the top 4 of the FIH Women’s Pro League, first and third placed Netherlands and Australia look to end their league with a win. In what promises to be a riveting and exhilarating encounter, two of the finest teams will be taking on each other today evening.
What makes this match an even tastier proposition is the identify it holds with it. Both these sides are bound to take on each other yet again in a couple of days when the two will be meeting in the semi-finals of the expansive tournament as they vie it out for a place in the final. Today’s match offers them the incredible opportunity of getting acclimatised with each other and becoming well versed with each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
In Netherlands, we have the World Cup winners, a side who sit atop of the league standings after having imbedded a pinch perfect tournament. They’ve dropped just three points across their 15 matches, sitting clear of the chasing pack at 45 points, a spree which sees them winning 5 straight matches.
Elsewhere from the land of the FIH Women’s Pro League, Australia haven’t been too bad either. They themselves were on a sensational spree before Belgium ended a five match run to defeat them 1-0. While the attack has seamlessly blended in goals with some rousing showings, it’s the defensive side which Australia will look to address in today evening’s match.
Despite Australia being such a fine unit, we just can’t see anyone defeating Netherlands at the moment. The team has imbued in it a stupendous work ethic to parry away sides, imposing on them a delicious brand of hockey.
Be it in defence or attack, Netherlands’ affinity for perfect hockey has seen them score a colossal 38 goals while giving away a meagre 8 in process. Australia’s biggest strength lies in their attack and with Netherlands bound to curtail it today, we see them winning this match with ease in the end.
Goal-Keeper for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
Australia’s Rachael Lynn is the woman in between the sticks for us. A shot stopper extradonaire, she’s a player who is on the massive ascendancy. Despite being rested for the last few matches, we expect he to be back at it again today and help her side keep out a barrage of shots.
Defenders for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
When you concede 8 goals in 15 matches, you are bound to sit on the pinnacle of the league standings. And that is exactly where their exemplary defence has gotten Netherlands, right on top of everyone.
It’s a backline which is as flawless and dependable as they come. The framework for Netherlands fine showing in the tournament, the trio of Margot Van Geffen, Caia Van Maasakker and Lauren Stam have liaison perfectly together to scale their side’s performances. Caia is the one to look out for today, the first player to amass over 1,000 points in the league owing to her quest to keep scoring.
Australia have the one selection as well with their own penalty corner specialist, Maddy Fitzpatrick coming in for us.
Midfielders for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
It’s the two midfielders from Netherlands once again, such is the plethora of choices the world champions offer in ever department of the game. The middle of the park will see Xan de Waard and Maria Verschoor hold fort for us, a partnership which has been as stable and solid as they come.
Jane Claxton from Australia wraps up this segment of the game for us. In an otherwise paper thin area for Australia, she’s waged a long battle, thwarting strikers efforts to scour past her while intertwining the attacking side of the game perfectly as well.
Forwards for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
As good as they are in defence, Netherlands are equally finely brilliant in attack as well. They’ve obliterated some of the best teams till now, piling on goals to register some massive scorelines. At the forefront of those performances are the stunning Ledewij Welten and Frederique Matla and both make a advent in our side.
Savannah Fitzpatrick is our pick from Australia. Although she’s been kept out of the side for the last month one, we expect Australia to dole out their best players for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Matla in attack is the captain for us in this match while her compatriot Caia is chosen as the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: Netherlands Vs Australia
Date And Time: 23rd June, Sunday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Wagener Hockey Stadium, Amstelveen