IND vs SA Dream11 Team: Relentless India look to continue on their marauding ways and resonate one final scintillating display against South Africa
India Vs South Africa Final FIH Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Hosts India came into this leg of the FIH Series Final as the favourites to go the distance and walk away with the glistening trophy under their arms. And everything the home side have doled out till now has been a testament to colossal expectations accorded from them, heading into the summit clash on Saturday with a 100% winning record.
It’s not just been India’s journey up till now which has impressed but the brilliant way in which those wins have come about which epitomise just how strong a unit they are. The Asia giants have regaled us with their performances, dutifully cantering past sides with comprehensive displays churned out at will.
The nature of their trouncing of Japan in the second semi-final on Friday stayed true to that narrative with India indulging us in an effervescent soiree. The 7-2 one sided result seamlessly blended attack with defence with the experienced mainstays Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Manpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh intertwining with new players Simranjeet Singh and Ramandeep Singh perfectly.
And on Saturday, the side will be stepping out to the field one final time as they look to get off life under new coach Graham Reid off fortuitously. In South Africa, they have a surprise opponent in the final, one who have been a pleasant addition to the echelons of the hockey arena after stunning USA 2-1 in their semi-final fixture.
It’s got to be India who emerge from this particular contest on the greener side of the rub. With their exceptional players imbued with a worldclass and myriad skill set, we don’t see South Africa being offered any chance to make even the slightest of headway into the match.
Dismissing South Africa off frivolously would be foolish as well with such encounters always seeing side’s up their ante. The African side in particular have been an abundance of determination, diligence and perseverance, staying resolute in the toughest of matches to make it this far.
However, having scored a plethora of goals match in and match out, India are going to be one task too arduous for South Africa. The home are looking to seal qualification to the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers and they’ll leave no stone unturned in assuring themselves of that place with a win here. India are going to cruise past this encounter and win it with a huge margin.
Goal-Keeper for IND vs SA Dream11
South Africa’s Pieterse comes in for us. Although the likelihood of India keep a cleansheet is a high one, we want to bring in their defenders in heavy numbers and the South African shot stopper finds his way in our side based on that.
Defenders for IND vs SA Dream11
We’ll begin with South Africa first and the solitary player who comes into our side is going to be Brown. South Africa are going to be bludgeoned at the back and it’s all too plausible that their defenders end up with negative points which sees us steer clear of two many selections.
From India, we’ve reposed faith across the league in two riveting names and they’ve lived upto expectations each and every time. Harmanpreet Singh and Varun Kumar are without a doubt two of the most exquisite defensive pairings in the world at the moment and we are going to rely on them to come up with the goods once again.
Midfielders for IND vs SA Dream11
On the same note, time to select Indian captain Manpreet Singh, a player who loves taking the onus on himself. The fulcrum of India’s showings in the middle of the park, he thwarts opposition attacks with consummate ease and pairing him is going to be Vivek.
We are going to compensate our side with two South African picks here to end our four requisite selections from their side. Sousa and Mvimbi are priced reasonably and leave us with more than enough money to get in the star performing strikers.
Forwards for IND vs SA Dream11
India’s attack takes precedence over anyone else’s in this edition of the marquee tournament. The trio of Akashdeep, Mandeep and Ramandeep has scoured past opposition defenders so quickly, fluently and with such a goal scoring extradonaire might that we are going to pick all three of them for this pivotal match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We shift from type for the culminating match of the league with both of India’s defenders being handed over this momentous responsibility. Harmanpreet is our captain while Varun has been chosen as the vice-captain choice.
FIH Series Final
Match: India Vs South Africa Final
Date And Time: 15th June, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar