ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11 Team: Netherlands look to make it two wins out of two against a crumbling Great Britain unit who have fallen apart
Great Britain Vs Netherlands FIH Women’s Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
They came into this leg of the FIH Women’s Pro League as the top ranked side, the current world champions and Netherlands have ensured their identity remains intact. They’ve made light work of all the teams they’ve faced in their 13 matches, sitting comfortably on top of the table with the 36 points which have seen them lose just the one match.
Having won all of their previous five matches, this Netherlands unit is as pristine as they come. Filled to the brim with worldclass players, they’ve scored an alluring 35 goals till now. What is an even more tantalising equation is the mere 8 goals they’ve allowed to be scored against them, a figure which emphasises why they are heavily billed to win the league.
While today’s match sees these stalwarts in play, it also brings to us an agonising Great Britain side. Left facing with the ramifications of a crumbling season, Great Britain find themselves out of the running for a semi-final spot. And they have no one but themselves to blame for their woeful performances, conceding 14 goals in their previous 5 encounters which sees them facing the brunt of four straight defeats.
This one is going to be as regulation a win as they get for Netherlands. No matter how hard we try to fit the pieces together and accord Great Britain a chance of winning this, with 19 goals scored and 35 conceded, the numbers tell their story. The last time the two sides had met, Netherlands had won comfortably 2-0 and we expect them to execute another flawless gameplan and register another convincing win.
Goal-Keeper for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
This was the department we struggled with the most when crafting our team. Both these sides have kept shuffling around their shot stoppers and with the uncertainty of who will play the next match so high, we have decided to pick put the safest pick n Veenendaal.
Defenders for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
Whatever has come to fruition for England, be it at the front or back has seen their defenders heavily involved. And that sees us pick out a barrage of three defensive options from their side in the form of Ansley, Unsworth and Hollie. If Great Britain are to end their season in one final flourish by defeating a side who are way above them at the moment, this trio has to function flawlessly.
From Netherlands the two players are going to come in as well for as we pick out five defenders in our side in quite some time. The prestigious abundance of myriad players at our disposal has seen us go in with this formation with Ireen and Caia both coming in for us.
Midfielders for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
Xan de Waard is a player we just can’t ignore whenever we are constructing our Dream 11 side for a match involving Netherlands and we aren’t going to start today either. Netherland star performer will be paired by the ever reliable Eva, a player who has had to make it into the side through a tedious but deserving path.
England’s Hannah will complete our midfield picks as well as the players from her side.
Forwards for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
When Netherland are playing, goals are but assured and with Great Britain in defence, this narrative is an as obvious one as they get. It’s going to be goals galore for Netherlands against a faltering and gaffe of a Great Britain backline. Matla and Welten are the two strikers we have decided to indulge in given their innovative gameplans and we fully expect them to emanate the same level of showings today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Welten from Netherlands is our captain while we’ve selected Xan in midfield as the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: Great Britain Vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 15th June, Saturday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Lee Valley Hockey And Tennis Centre, London