AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11 Team: World champions Netherlands take on world number 3 Australia as both sides battle it out for the glistening trophy today
Netherlands Vs Australia Final FIH Women’s Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
A long, arduous and draining period in the FIH Women’s Pro League is set to come to an end today as the league prepares to lower the curtains on what has been a fascinating and enthralling season. We won’t be bidding bye to the showpiece league before one final intriguing clash though with Netherlands and Australia facing off for the most vital clash of them all today.
Today night will see two of the best teams from the land of the tournament fight it out against each other one final time for a shot at the prestigious title and the chance to walk away with the glistening trophy. It’s the summit clash of the FIH Women’s Pro League, a much anticipated and awaited match around which all the ongoing proceedings have revolved around.
Both the teams are heading into this all important, crucial encounter on the back of two tricky but well crafted wins in the semi-finals. While world champions Netherlands were made to toughen it out against Germany in a match where they managed to hang onto a 2-1 win, Australia were pushed all the way to a penalty shoot-out by Argentina. They ultimately prevailed after both teams ended their first 5 penalties all square at 3-3 to win 4-3 and advance to the concluding match of the exhibition league.
Now up against each other, Netherlands and Australia know that things won’t be any more easier today either. Both the sides have had differing fortunes in the tournament up till now, with Netherlands dominating the league stage to top the standings while Australia were made to do it the hard way, finishing third after grinding out several determined, diligent and resolute results.
What has lead to both the sides scouring to the summit clash is their sensational and terrific attack, one which has indulged the teams in a myriad range of goals. The one big difference between the two outfits is the defence though with Netherlands letting in a mere 12 goals, half of the 23 Australia have allowed to concede. This is what titles the balance in Netherlands favour who should go onto win this one owing to their more perseverant backline.
Goal-Keeper for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
Jocelyn Bartram from Australia has been nailed down as our choice for this one. One of the main figures for her team’s progression to this match, she showed the astounding abilities she has a shot stopper, coming to the fore for her side to keep our Argentina’s penalty takers.
Defenders for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
We are going to begin with Caia Van Maasakker from Netherlands first, their highest scoring defender and one of the most exemplary defensive minded player across all the 8 sides. Her threat in the opposition’s box is a palpable one every match, such is the hoard of attacking abilities she’s descended on the league.
We are pairing her up with Margot Van Geffen, another defender who has remained undeterred in the face of the most testing attacks. Meanwhile from Australia we have opted for only the one player in Jodie Kenny, a performer who has stood resolute despite her compatriots refusing to provide the much needed support from the other end.
Midfielders for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
We’ll continue first with the selections from Netherlands here as well with the mainstay in their midfield pivot, Xan de Waard making a foray for us. One of their most experienced performers, she’s been a massive reason for the team’s ascendancy over the course of the last year, becoming the framework of her side’s sublime and flamboyant performances.
In Maria Verschoor she’s gotten the perfect partner to pair up with and we are going to keep this partnership intact in our Dream 11 side as well. Completing our trio of selections from the side is Malou Pheninckx to complete our facet and see us reposing all our trust in the favourites to dominate the centre of the park and stall anything Australia might fathom their way in attack.
Forwards for AUS-W vs NED-W Dream 11
She’s scored all types of goals, showing the immense bundle of skills she possesses in her artillery. Dismaying defenders with disdain, Netherlands’ Frederique Matla has been an extraordinary goal scorer, leaving no stone unturned to hammer down goals at will. Her 10 goals she her become the second highest goal scorer in the league and her team’s highest and we see her reverberating the same performance today as well.
Marjin Veen has been chosen as her partner for the night while coming in from Australia is Emily Chalker. With Fitzpatrick having been sidelined off late, Chalker has made the most of the chances accorded to her, leading the line impeccably and if Australia are to be successful today, she needs to touch the pinnacle of her abilities once more.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Caia is going to captain our side out today while her counterpart Matla is chose as our vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: Netherlands Vs Australia Final
Date And Time: 29th June, Saturday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Wagener Stadium, Amsterdam