IND vs UZB Dream11 Prediction : Table toppers India look to once again put in a scintillating performance before they eventually head towards their semi-final clash
Hosts India came into the tournament heavily touted as unanimous favourites and their performance against Russia and Poland have only gone onto reaffirm their status. Sitting pretty on top in Pool A, the side by virtue of their superior goal difference against Russia have sealed their berth into the semi-finals with a direct qualification spot.
However, the side under the new tutelage of Graham Reid will not be looking to step things down when they take on Uzbekistan in Monday’s concluding encounter. For them this tournament is a chance to once again emerge as a hockey emphatic country, showing to the world why they need to be spoken about with reverence.
Expect them to dole out a strong playing line-up at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar today with several of the mainstays set to take centrestage yet again. For their opponents Uzbekistan meanwhile the tournament has come to an end after their trouncing in the previous two encounters leaving them with too big a task to traverse.
Whilst the nature of this clash might be that of an inconsequential clash, don’t expect India to take it lightly. There will be a few changes incurred with the fringe players getting a chance to prove themselves but this final Pool A encounter is going to see yet another exuberant performance from India.
What has impressed us most has been the way the home side have spared no expense when it comes to the attacking dimension. They’ve strung together some extremely pacey, fluid and eye catching moves in the opponent’s compartment and come Uzbekistan things will be no different. India will cruise past Uzbekistan today and win this one with ease.
Goal-Keeper for IND vs UZB Dream11
India have decided to try out Pathak this tournament, sidelining Sreejesh and we see him getting another chance to prove himself today. He’s going to be our pick for the day.
Defenders for IND vs UZB Dream11
Having conceded the solitary goal in a 3-1 win against Poland, India’s defence is as good as they come in the hockey fraternity at the moment. Experienced campaigners like Harmanpreet Singh, Varun and Surender Kumar have all justified the high ranking the hold in Indian hockey at the moment. However, we expect the side to be roping in changes against Uzbekistan and we have opted to go in with Harmanpreet, Surender and Gurinder for the match.
Midfielders for IND vs UZB Dream11
With negative points everywhere for Uzbekistan, finding 4 players worthy of coming into our Dream 11 side was a real job. We’ve managed to scour through and pick out Khakimov and Satlikov to get in from the midfield section.
We are going to pick up two Indian players as well with captain Manpreet Singh walking into our side straightaway. Simranjeet Singh will be partnership him up in this pivot from the Indian contingent.
Forwards for IND vs UZB Dream11
The one from India and the two from Uzbekistan with Akashdeep Singh leading our line from India. He’s enjoyed his time out in the middle, leading India’s attack so stunningly that we just can’t opt against him.
Nazarov and Mirzakarimov are going to be our representatives from Uzbekistan as we look to compensate the side’s players in this final department.
Captain And Vice-Captain
There’s no surprise that both these mammoth responsibilities are going to be handed out to India. Manpreet Singh is our captain while Akashdeep is the vice-captain.
FIH Series Final
Match: India Vs Uzbekistan, Pool A
Date And Time: 10th June, Monday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar