BLR-W vs SPA-W Dream 11 Team: Top ranked Spain take on a reliance filled Belarus side in Pool A encounter today
Belarus Vs Spain FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Ever since they snared a bronze medal at the FIH 2018 Indoor Hockey World Cup, Belarus have been a side on the massive ascendancy. They’ve implored the attacking side of the game and it has helped them flourish massively, seeing them dominate the FIH Series Open in France earlier which saw them make it this far to the showpiece tournament.
And having decimated Namibia 7-0 in their tournament opener, Belarus will be buoyed when they take on world number 7 Spain today. The highest raked side in the tournament are befittingly placed so high after their third place finish at the Hockey World Cup, a bronze medal which did full justice to the exemplary brand of hockey they dole out.
Spain in particular know they need to register a win and a massive one at that if they are to have any chances of topping Pool A. Heavily touted as the side to directly qualify for the semi-finals, they were left stunned by Canada in their first match of the FIH Women’s Series Final, drawing 1-1 with a country who are placed way below them in the rungs.
Although Belarus were always bound to give Spain a tepid task and make it a jittery finish for them when the fixtures for the pool were announced, the first couple of matches in the tournament have completely changed the scenario. Pummelling lowly Namibia 7-0, Belarus have taken a massive stride, veering clear of the pack as they look to put massive distance between first and second place.
This is going to be one of the best and closest fought encounter of this pool. Fine margins will come at play with no margin at error for either side. It’s a tricky proposition calling a winner from this one but we are going with Spain in the end to just about see off Belarus in the skirmish which this match promises to be.
Goal-Keeper for BLR-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
We are going ahead with Spain’s woman between the sticks over here. Belarus are bound to unleash a carnage on her but we fully see Maria Ruiz standing firm and coming up with some vital saves.
Defenders for BLR-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
One of the main reasons for Belarus’ decimation of Namibia was the way their defensive duo of Ryta Batura and Kristine Mitskevich contributed in the attacking facet as well. The two were a massive part of their consummate success on the day and in the wake of those two enterprising performances, they come into our line-up with any further thought.
Spain are a defensively astute side as well and given that we have decided to bring in a two woman partnership from their side as well. In come both Lola Reira and Clara Ycart to hold the fort for us.
Midfielders for BLR-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
Having heavily packed ourselves at the back, we need to pick out just the three midfielders with Natassia Syrayezhka from Belarus the first player to come into this department. From Spain it’s going to be two players who come in and wrap up our segment over here in the form of Georgia Oliva and Beatriz Perez.
Forwards for BLR-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
After their sensational 7 goal showing, there’s no justifying why we have picked up two strikers from Belarus. They tore apart Namibia, wiping the floor with them and at the heart of everything that stemmed in attack was Krestine Papkova.
She’s her side’s highest scorer with the one field goal and the one penalty corner and will be partnered by Yuliya Mikheichyk for this fixture. From Spain the sole pick is in the form of Berta Bonastre.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to pick out both strikers for these roles given how high octane a match we see this being. Belarus’ Papkova is our captain while Berta Bonastre is the vie-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Belarus Vs Spain
Date And Time: 20th June, Friday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Betero, Valencia