IND vs SAC Dream11 : First ever Indian games set to take the country over today as Indian Pacers and Sacramento Kings get ready to bombard Mumbai today.
Today’s encounter might just be a preseason fixture for Indiana Pacers an Sacramento Kings, but when it comes to the larger scenario of the marquee league, this fixture is a momentous affair. This encounter will see NBA embark on its Indian sojourn, an affair which will see the marquee league throw its doors open to the biggest marketplace in the sporting fraternity today.
The anticipation and ardent wait around this encounter is one which can’t aptly expressed with not only Mumbai but the entire country eagerly veering up for a clash which looks set to be a defining moment in the country’s basketball fraternity. Conceptualised by NBA and brought to fruition by Sacramento Kings’ owner Vivek and the Reliance Foundation, the first of two clashes between the outfits slated for Friday is set to be a cracker of an affair despite its preseason encounter identity.
Looking to build an avid supporter base in a country which is on an expansive ascendancy when it comes to the sport, both the sides know they’ll have to play out an eye pleasing brand of basketball come today if they are to win over the country’s raucous viewers of the league. And Sacramento Kings have promised that they’ll be doling out their strongest team come today as they look to not only tune out their side but also indulge the Indian supporters in the most succulent brand of basketball.
Elsewhere, Indiana Pacers have a few injury issues, ones which rule out their main players for today but still see the side come into this clash with Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner, a formidable duo which was quick to remind everyone of its skill set at the bygone world cup. It’s a clash which has all the ingredients in place of being a humdinger, one perfectly encapsulating not only on the court riveting action but the perfect backing needed outside off it as well to take India by aplomb come today evening.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Predicted Playing Squad
- Victor Oladipo is out for a long time for Indiana Pacers with the player yet to recover from a knee surgery he had undergone earlier this year. Goga Bitadze will be accompanying him with the player out for this one as well.
- Giles is out for Sacramento Kings and has not even travelled with the side owing to a minor knee issue.
Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
DeAaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley III, Dewayne Dedmon
NBA India Games Preseason Match 2019
Match Details: Indiana Pacers Vs Sacramento Kings
Date And Time: 4th October, Friday- 7:00pm
Venue: NCSI Dome, Mumbai
Television: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
- De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield
- Domantas Sabonis
- Buddy Hield
Best Ball Stealer
- Myles Turner
- Marvin Bagley III
IND vs SAC Dream11 Point Guard
With 21 past break points and 15.2 deflections per game, Sacramento Kings relied heavily on their point guard to help turnover possession for them and transition it seamlessly from defence to attack. This sees us pick up DeAaron Fox from the side in this facet with the point guard being pivotal in not only providing pinch perfect passes to get play going to also pulling off a slew of steals for his side to justify his worth as a stellar performer for the side.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Shooting Guard
With Indiana Pacers seeing their highest scoring player, Victor out for this clash owing to an injury, Jeremy Lamb’s role as a player increases. With a success rate of 37.4% in the bygone edition of the league when it came to ending down treys and opening up massive leads due to their success in the three pointers, Lamb is a solid pick in this facet, someone who should get in a slew of points today.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Small Forward
While USA strolled immensely at the world cup, someone who was able to perform despite the inadequate support he received from the rest of his facet was Harrison Barnes. He not only sent down a flurry of threes with his upbeat showings but was also quick to move into the circle and find himself get on passes and ensure the side’s plays were fruitfully converted to result in points.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Power Forward
Our most heavily stacked component of today’s encounter, the massive pool of worldclass performer filled to the brim in this facet meant we had to invest a staggering amount over here. We begin with Marvin Bagley first, a player who is highly revered in the league’s circuit for being an enterprising and enigmatic performer.
With 7.6 rebounds in the previous season per match, he played out his role as a power forward perfectly, playing a pivotal role in not only his side’s attack but defence as well by stationing himself right beneath the post to pick up deflections. His world cup showings see Nemanja Bjelica come in for us from Sacramento Kings as well while we are choosing a duo from Indiana Pacers as well.
The 9.3 rebound per game make Domantas Sabonis our first pick from the side along with Alize Johnson in this facet, two names who saw Indiana Pacers register 8.3 steals per match in the previous season.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Centre
Althouhg Dewayne Dedmon was an option for us as well, we have decided to venture in with Myles Turner from Indiana Pacers for this one with the displays he put on at the world cup. He got a good number of blocks in the previous year and with Sacramento Kings having a three point success rate of 38%, he’ll be asked to heavily gaud his side’s paint today.
IND vs SAC Dream11 Star Player
We have decided to go in with Barnes as our side’s star player for today’s encounter.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.