ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Team: Great Britain look to end an average tournament with a win when they take on rotting in the trenches New Zealand today evening
Great Britain Vs New Zealand FIH Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
Almost out of the FIH Pro League, Great Britain have been offered the smallest of chance to make t through to the semi-finals. Looking extremely unlikely till a week back, with results swinging in their favour, the side see their chances being revived after Netherlands above them slipped to wins.
Although the equation is still heavily stacked against Great Britain with the side heavily dependent on other sides losing their fixtures, the county will be looking to mount the pressure on Netherlands and Argentina above them with a win today. Currently in 6th place with 19 points, two wins from their closing encounters would see them rise to 25, enough for top 4 berth if the remaining fixtures turn out in their favour.
And in New Zealand, Great Britain today have the perfect team to begin wrapping up their tournament with six points from six. Not only are New Zealand appalling and abyssal but have brought next to nothing to the table this edition of the FIH Pro League. A lopsided unit, they are the only side to register a win, an aberration which massively emphasises their incoherent quality.
Despite having lost three out of their previous five matches, Great Britain are firm favourites for this one solely on the basis of the identity of their opposition. The apathy for New Zealand has at no point looked to end with the side’s misdemeanour seeing them churn out abject performances constantly.
With the worst defence out of all the participating sides, New Zealand are going to be trounced today. There’s no way we see them coming out with a win, in fact even making things jittery for Great Britain. Playing on an away field, things will only get tougher for New Zealand who’ll go onto hand Great Britain can extremely easy win today.
Goal-Keeper for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
It’s a little risky pick but to compensate the four selections from New Zealand, we are going to bank on Richard Joyce to come up with the goods for us. He’s going to get plenty of save opportunities and if he can put on a brave front the points will come along at a good rate.
Defenders for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
It’s been a tournament of free fall for New Zealand. Absolutely nothing has gone their way with the side leaking a cascade of goals at will, allowing sides to make light work of them. The dearth of proper defensive options has shown, allowing sides to exploit the void left in the backline by the side and Great Britain are going to do the same.
And given that likelihood, we have selected just Kane Russell from NZ. Meanwhile, the bedlam from England sees Adam Nixon and Brendan Creed make a way into our side. New Zealand have scored the least gals out of all the sides at 26 and this two man partnership could prove to be a real difference maker in our side at the end of the evening.
Midfielders for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
Building on the same tune, Great Britain players dominate this facet as well. Especially more so, because of the fact that the defensive and attacking midfielders will heavily dominate proceedings in the middle of the park. We are going to pick up a trio from the side in the form of Phil Roper, David Ames and Zachary Wallace with the three expected to form a vital part of the side’s formation.
Nic Woods from NZ becomes the sole selection from the visitors.
Forwards for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
We’ll continue with the pick from New Zealand with Hugo Inglis coming in for us. Despite New Zealand being so inclement upfront, Great Britain are a side who have lapses at the back and are known to often lose semblance, something Inglis can get on top of.
From Great Britain we have picked up Alan Forsyth and Sam Ward to come in and deliver a deadly performance in unison. The visiting side is going to be rattled at the back for the umpteenth time this season and these two players will be allowed to open their arms freely across the 60 minutes.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both players are from Great Britain with Ward our captain while we’ve opted for Ames in midfield to bear the responsibility of the vice-captain.
FIH Pro League
Match: Great Britain Vs New Zealand
Date And Time: 23rd June, Sunday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: The Stoop, London