ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 Team: Sorry Great Britain take on inconsistent and unpredictable New Zealand in the culminating encounter of the league stage
Great Britain Vs New Zealand FIH Women’s Pro League Best Dream 11 Team
For both the men and women’s hockey teams, this edition of the FIH Women’s Pro League has been one they would like to end soon. And the predicament for the women’s side has been much more calamitous than the men’s with the tam sitting in the trenches of the league standings in eight position.
Having managed to win just 4 matches till date in the showpiece tournament, Great Britain have been everything a hockey side doesn’t need to be. Be it at the back or the front, they’ve been bludgeoned by their opponents who have found to relatively easy to put apart an underwhelming and tentative side.
Although in New Zealand they aren’t facing an opponent who hold a massive edge over them, themselves having managed to win just the 6 matches, it’s a side who have atleast offered fortitude in the face of adversary. If the side had managed to show the much needed composure at pivotal stages of their matches and hang onto the leads they had established, it could have been a different story for the side who are currently in sixth place.
With 5 straight defeats and offering next to nothing, Great Britain are bound to be thwarted once again. Their apathy is set to continue against a New Zealand side who have shown bursts of genius, more than Great Britain have managed the entire tournament.
Although Great Britain will get on the scoresheet in this one, New Zealand’s ability to score in bunches will see them canter to a win here and wrap up the tournament for themselves with something to finally cheer about.
Goal-Keeper for ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream 11
Up against a side who have scored a pitiful 19 goals in 8 matches, it will be the least bit surprising if New Zealand emerge from this contest with a cleansheet. And that sees us opt for their goal-keeper, Grace O’Hanlon, one of the finest shot stoppers across the 9 teams partaking in the tournament.
Defenders for ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream 11
With 65 goals conceded in between them, the identity of both these defences is an abysmal one. Especially in England, we have an abject outfit, one that has failed to hold firm and allowed their castle to be stormed way too easily.
We don’t expect their callous showing to overturn in this match either and New Zealand should pummel their backline at will. However despite this script, we are going in with a slew of defenders, given whatever England have to offer in the goal scoring department comes from the backline as well.
Giselle Ansley and Hollie Pearne Webb come in from the English outfit while New Zealand will be represented by Samantha Charlton, Ella Gunson and Megan Hull. New Zealand as per regulation should halt Great Britain’s dwindling efforts at goal and amass a bagful of points.
Midfielders for ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream 11
It’s a two woman partnership from England here in the form of Hannah Martin and Tessa Howard. The middle of the part is one area where England have to inadvertently establish a bastion and these two players are two who can bring forward that mandate for the side.
The one pick from New Zealand only in the form of Stacey Michelsen.
Forwards for ENG-W vs NZ-W Dream 11
One thing which a 100% certainty in this match is that the visitors are going to find it easy to scrimmage through to the goal. And we’ve decided to indulge ourselves in the myriad duo of Kirsten Pearce and Olivia Merry, with Merry leading the line for us with a plethora of skill set in her artillery.
Captain And Vice-Captain
And its Olivia Merry who becomes our captain for the match as well while Ansley from Great Britain is the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: Great Britain Vs New Zealand
Date And Time: 23rd June, Sunday- 9:00pm IST
Venue: The Stoop, London