FIJ-W vs IND-W Dream11 Team: Stupendous India look to consolidate direct qualification spot and seal their way to the semi-finals
India Vs Fiji FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
They came into the tournament as the highest ranked side at a world ranking of number 9 and India have taken no time in establishing a stronghold over Pool A. Defeating Uruguay 4-1 and following it up with a breathtaking 5-0 defeat of Poland, the Indian woman hockey team has been a delight to watch.
Sitting pretty at the top of Pool A, India have all but ascertained themselves of direct entry into the semi-final. Their superior goal difference of +8 means there’s no hardly any catching them but in Fiji on Tuesday, they’re coming up against an opponent who should help them hammer down first place.
For Fiji, this showpiece tournament was a mammoth opportunity to make a massive headway in the hockey fraternity. Coming into the Japan leg of the league which has more the first time ever made an advent into the women’s arena, for FIH Series Open, Vanuatu winners Fiji this was a mammoth step forward from their previous sojourns.
Placed at 44 in the international rankings, the pressure was bound to be on Fiji from match one. And they’ve dwindled in its face, conceding 10 unanswered goals in their two matches, leaving them rightfully right at the bottom of Pool A.
Fiji’s predicament is only going to continue if not get worse in this match. In India, they are coming up against their sternest test till date, a side who will spare no expense in capitalising on the woeful showing Fiji have put forth at the back.
Expect India to rest several of their main names given the hectic schedule of the league and a semi-final imminent in a couple of days but that shouldn’t see the quality of the Indian team go down. The side has over the course of the last year been slowly nurturing and imbedding new, young specialist players in the side and we should several them ply their goods to fruition. India win this one easily and continue their 100% winning record in the league.
Goal-Keeper for FIJ-W vs IND-W Dream11
We have gone ahead with the shot-stopper from Fiji here. Although her side are by no means going to shut out India, Komaisavai has been strong in blocking sides and these points will her get our Dream 11 off to the right start.
Defenders for FIJ-W vs IND-W Dream11
Given the hefty proposition of India severely chopping and changing for this match, selecting players from their team is going to be a tricky proposition. The certainty of a particular player playing is not guaranteed but we’ve scoured through the side’s recent outings and picked up the likeliest line-up the country will be looking to dole out.
Kaur from India becomes our first pick given the immense place she’s reserved for herself in the side. A mainstay and one of the most experienced players of her side, she’s bound to get playing time in this match. Nisha as usual is going to partner her for the match given that she should be fairly after playing a few minutes in her last match.
We’ve decided to stick with the one defender from Fiji as well given how Fabiano has shown fortitude across the two matches.
Midfielders for FIJ-W vs IND-W Dream11
We don’t see Fiji scoring past India and given that fact, we’ve decided to bolster our side with the defensive picks from India. The defensive minded players in the centre of the park are going to come up with cascading tackles and with that in come Nikki Pradhan and Neha Goyal.
The two players from Fiji come in as well for us over here. We’ve decided to hand Ravatu and Yuk a place in our side. If Fiji are to end their tournament by putting on a brave front for us, these two have to be at their best and we do see them throwing the kitchen sink and more at India.
Forwards for FIJ-W vs IND-W Dream11
Fiji have let in 10 goals and India at the same time have scored 9. It’s a combination which points in only one direction, India are going to tear apart a paper thin Fiji defence and plunder their way past to a bagful of goals.
Staying true to that narrative, the entire trio of India’s strikers comes in for us. The side decided to rest Rani for the last match and we see them doing so again to give the experienced campaigner a well deserved rest for the semi-final clash. Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur and Katariya should be rolled out by Marijne and we are getting all three of them in.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Navneet Kaur is our captain for this encounter while Navjot Kaur has been given the rights of vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: India Vs Fiji
Date And Time: 17th June, Tuesday- 10:30am IST
Venue: Hiroshima Hockey Centre, Hiroshima