CHN-W vs USA-W Dream11 Team: Nailed down in the last two places, China and USA to fight it out for one last time as they look to end a flummoxed season with a win
China Vs USA FIH Women’s Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
For China and USA, this leg of the FIH Women’s Pro League has arguably been the worst. The two sides have by some distance been the worst units to have plied their goods in the tournament, rightfully finding themselves struggling in the bottom two spots of the league standings.
That the tournament had folded its curtains for both the countries was something we have been well aware for quite some time now. Be it at the back or front, nothing has managed to stick together for either side, being cleaned apart by sides with consummate ease each and every time they’ve stepped out in the middle.
USA in particular have embodied everything a hockey team doesn’t need to be. With just two wins in 14 matches, they occupy the eight spot, last out all the countries partaking in the prestigious tournament. Elsewhere, their opponents on the day, China haven’t fared too better either. With just the one additional win over USA, they come a close second for the most lopsided outfit, seeing their 11 points reaffirm what a dwindling time they’ve had to endure.
19 matches, 80 goals conceded and just 36 scored in return in between them. China and USA have been the perpetrators of their own misfortunes, showing no retaliation or the stomach to put on a brave front in the face of adversary. Picking a winner from this encounter leads us in the direction of China, solely on the basis that they’ve managed to score 10 extra goals than USA.
With this being China’s last ever match in the showpiece tournament as well, maybe for once we will be seeing them show some kind of willingness to win this. Although they are hardly a side who accord confidence, the nature of their opposition USA is what gives us faith of China winning this one. Expect them to find the goal on multiple occasions and continue USA’s plight to end their tournament with a win.
Goal-Keeper for CHN-W vs USA-W Dream11
It was a tough pick but at the end of the day we have decided to go with Bing for one reason only. China, unlike her side are bound to keep testing the opposition’s goal and with it Bing’s conviction and resolve.
Defenders for CHN-W vs USA-W Dream11
When you have two sides who are a lesson in how not to defend, the need to waste time over picking out defenders is one we didn’t want to indulge ourselves in. We have gone in with the most attacking minded defenders from either unit with Gu and Ou making an advent into our side. They’ve played each match for their country and repeatedly tried their efforts best to implant some sort of defiance and against USA the script will not be any different.
A paper thin USA backline means Young comes in for us. She missed the last match for them but should be back for this one as USA try and move up to double figures in the points tally.
Midfielders for CHN-W vs USA-W Dream11
Zhang and Guo are the two players we have opted for from China’s pivot. Their role can’t be undermined and although they haven’t enjoyed the best of times in the league, we do have faith in them stepping up their game against an opponent who are surprisingly even more remorse than they are.
Hoffmann and Grega will be the faces to come in from USA. USA have to for once try and paper over the cracks in the middle of the park or they’ll be left picking the pieces and this pair might just be the one to restore semblance for them.
Forwards for CHN-W vs USA-W Dream11
We were eagerly anticipating building out this side of our Dream 11 side in a match which could be a cliff-hanger with gaols galore in it. Given the way the two defences have ceded goals and the gaffes they’ve committed, we’ve saved out the most money for this department.
Coming in from China are Liang and Peng while from USA it’s going to be Sharkey.
Captain And Vice-Captain
China’s Liang is our designated captain for the day while defender Gu is the vice-captain pick.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: China Vs USA
Date And Time: 15th June, Saturday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou