CHI-W vs IND-W Dream 11 Team: India look to emulate their pool stage performances and put aside Chile as they look to seal a berth in the final
India Vs Chile Semi-Final 1 FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
They entered the Japan leg of the FIH Women’s Series Final as the top ranked side and ever since their foray into the expansive tournament, India have done everything right on all fronts. Ranked ninth in the world and firm favourites to walk away with the glistening trophy under their arms, the Asian giants square off against Chile today as they look to seal their berth in the final.
A win for Indian today would not only be redemption for their dismal eight place finish but also assure the team of one of the two available spots from this marquee event in the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. India had reached the top 4 after assuring themselves of direct qualification by cruising through Pool A, finishing first with three wins from three to move clear of everyone else in the pack.
Elsewhere, from the dramatic land of the tournament, their opponents on the day Chile have had it tough. It’s been an arduous time for them to make it this far, defeating Uruguay 5-2 in their cross-over encounter to reach the semi-finals. Now up against India, they’ll be looking to once again repeat their successful showings and make it a tough fight for a side who look hungry for the title.
For world number 16 Chile and FIH Series Open winners, by virtue of which they ventured into this tournament, the experience in their team has done the trick. With 10 players to have reserved over 100 caps and the 4 with over 200, the side have a pool of players who know just what it takes to succeed at the highest level and have imbedded the same equation of success in the side.
Denise Krimerman and captain Camila Caram have been the main components of their road thus far, helping the side imbed in it a ruthless gameplan which has seen them rummage through goals galore. However, up against India, they face their toughest test till now with a side who are a tutelage in the attacking facet of the game.
What will work in India’s favour in this particular fixture is not only their technical acumen but the fact that they are a much more better defensive unit than Chile. The ability to shut out attacks will see India flourish and continue their journey in the final.
Goal-Keeper for CHI-W vs IND-W Dream 11
She endured a torrid time against Uruguay but we are going to rely on Chile’s Claudia Schuler to do a better job against India. She’ll face a carnage of shots at her goal and we see her standing firm in the face of adversary to get a good amount of save points.
Defenders for CHI-W vs IND-W Dream 11
Six successful penalty corner conversions along with the one penalty and goal scorer extradonaire Gurjit Kaur from India was the first player we wanted to get into our side when we started building the team. The highest goal scorer of the tournament, the penalty corner specialist and exceptional defender has without second thoughts been the finest player of the league and we just have to get her in for every Indian match.
She’s going to be accompanied by Nisha while from Chile it will be Sofia Walbaum who becomes the only defender to find a space in our side.
Midfielders for CHI-W vs IND-W Dream 11
We’ve heavily stacked our side up in this facet of the team with the two midfielders each from India and Chile. We’ll begin with the Indian choices fist with Monika Malik and Neha Goyal coming in from the midfield pivot of the Indian side.
From Chile its one of their most sensational player Denise Krimerman and Carolina Garcia who come in. Garcia is her side’s top scorer with the four goals to her name, scoring all types of goals and it’s her all-round game and outstanding skills which see her earn a place in our line-up.
Forwards for CHI-W vs IND-W Dream 11
When you have a side who have scored 20 goals across three matches and stamped their authority all across the tournament, there’s no justifying why we have gone in with a trio of Indian strikers. Rani comes in for us by virtue of being the most experienced player but its Vandana Katariya and Navneet Kaur who have really impressed us.
The two have been slowly brought into the team owing to their particular abilities and have emerged as the fulcrums of the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both are Indian picks with Gurjit Kaur our captain for this mach while Navneet Kaur in strike becomes the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: India Vs Chile
Date And Time: 22nd June, Saturday- 8:00pm IST
Venue: Hiroshima Hockey Centre, Hiroshima