IND vs POL FIH Series Final Best Dream 11 Team: India look to consolidate on the strong platform being nailed into place by coach Graham Reid.
After tasting bitter disappointment throughout 2018, for hosts India perhaps the FIH Series Final mean more than anything. Heavily touted to win the World Cup, Asian Cup and the Azlan Shah Trophy, the country faltered shambolically in all, leading to the eventual appointment of Graham Reid as the new coach.
And as the home side look to make the most of familiar conditions and hammer down their place in the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers scheduled for October-November of this month, Poland is their next challenge in the FIH Series Final. The Indian team head into the match having trounced Russia with conviction, a 10-0 demolition which reinstated their status as favourites.
Elsewhere, Poland were equally convincing in their showing against Uzbekistan. They dominated the match to win 4-0, unleashing an affliction on their opponents to get their campaign off to a delectable start. The two results mean we are in for a riveting encounter, one which could potentially decide the top 2 of Pool A.
Given India’s complete encounter of the opening match, we can’t Poland repeating their sensational feat against Uzbekistan. Manpreet Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh, the three mainstays of the Indian team all stepped up their game against Russia, showing that they are players to revolve this current crop of players around.
What was especially a pleasure to see was the way the trio ensured that India made the full use of the penalty corner and empty gaps let in between Russia’s defence. The attacking facet of this Indian side epitomises just how brilliant a unit they are and we expect them to be at the forefront yet again come Poland. India should win this one with consummate ease.
Goal-Keeper for IND vs POL Dream11
Maciej from Poland is going to be our goal-keeper for this match. Whilst we don’t see Poland keeping a cleansheet in the match, the reason we have decided to select him is due to the barrage of shots he’ll be facing. It’ll be an absolute carnage on him by India and we expect Maciej to come up with the save points for us.
Defenders for IND vs POL Dream11
After their profound display against Russia, we are going to rope in a plethora of defenders from India. Not only are they reliable in keeping cleansheet but have also been handed the mantle of thwarting the opposition with their penalty corner routines.
In will come Harmanpreet Singh and Varun Kumar for us. The two man partnership is a real wall at the back, one of the finest pairing in the hockey fraternity and both are bound to amass a bagful of points for us.
Jakub Janicki is going to be our pick from their side attack minded style.
Midfielders for IND vs POL Dream11
Indian captain Manpreet Singh is our opening selection from India in this facet. He is indispensible for the Indian side given his hoard of attacking and defensive capabilities and is going to be partnered alongside Vivek Sagar Prasad and Simranjeet Singh to construct a flawless solid outright match winning framework.
The sole pick from our side is going to be that of Patryk Pawlak from Poland.
Forwards for IND vs POL Dream11
Akashdeep Singh’s momentous 141 points means he’s going to walk his way into our side without a second invitation. The second pick was a little tricky given the little game time given to Mandeep the last time around and based on that we’ll be selecting Gursahibjit Singh, a player who has been earmarked by Graham as an upcoming prospect.
Our last player would be Hulboj from Poland.
Captain And Vice-Captain
It’s going to be complete Indian dominance here with Manpreet Singh our captain while Harmanpreet Singh in defence is our vice-captain.
FIH Series Final, Match 6
Match: India Vs Poland
Date And Time: 7th June, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar