IND-W vs URU-W Dream11 Team: India team opens campaign with their first Pool A match against Uruguay
India Vs Uruguay FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
With more than a week spent in Japan now preparing for the second leg of the FIH Women’s Series Final, the Indian hockey team is all set to get its campaign underway on Saturday. The Asian side who are looking to use this marquee tournament as a stepping stone for the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers to be conducted later this year were quietly confident of their chances.
Speaking before departing for India, captain of the side, Rani had gone onto say that this was a complete Indian side taking off for Japan. Citing the team’s recent successes in Malaysia, Spain and Republic of Korea off late, she said the side which was close knit group, is looking to seal a berth in the qualifiers in the first ever FIH Women’s Series Final.
For the women hockey team which has been on the up rise over the last couple of years, working ardently to tune their abilities and function as a complete unit, the marquee league in Japan brings with it a massive opportunity. The finalists of the latest tournament to make a foray in the women’s hockey arena will find themselves make their way to the qualifiers, alongside the four teams to be selected from the other two legs of the FIH Series Final.
Elsewhere for their opponents on the day, the tournament is their likeliest chance of making it to the coveted qualifiers. They find themselves ranked well below in the world rankings, a proposition which means they can only progress for the qualifying round of the Olympics if they manage to end up finalists here.
The second Pool A match on the night and the culminating encounter of the day, this is a match where India are being touted as firm favourites. They come into the tournament carrying the tag of one of the likeliest sides to traverse all the way in the semi-finals, plausibly by even topping Pool A and they would like to justify those expectations with a strong showing here.
It’s going to be extremely tedious for Uruguay to keep India away and we envision the Asian side cruising past this match with a relatively easy win.
Goal-Keeper for IND-W vs URU-W Dream11
Ranked 24th in the world PAHF side Uruguay find themselves coming into the tournament off their second place finish in the FIH Series Open. For them, India is too big an opponent to keep away and if they are to mount a challenge, the first step begins with their shot stopper keeping out the onslaught she’ll be facing.
Constance from Poland is going to be our pick for the first Dream 11 match from the land of the FIH Women’s Series Final, Japan.
Defenders for IND-W vs URU-W Dream11
Ranked number 9 in the world, the Indian side are not only the most experienced bunch of players but under the mantle of Sjoerd Marijne, a side which is well drilled with defensive sensibilities. A cleansheet against an opposition much lower ranked than them is an enticing probability and we’ll be fully indulging ourselves in that.
The Indians will be represented by Kaur and Nisha while from Uruguay we are going to be having Nieto come in for us.
Midfielders for IND-W vs URU-W Dream11
It’s time for us to rope in a trio of Indian midfielders with Goyal leading the line alongside Malik and Pradhan. Under Marijne, India like having the ball and stemming things from the centre of the pitch, making this trio of players indispensable to their line-up.
With India also looking to put behind them the fiasco of the World Cup, a woeful showing which saw hem end in 8th place, expect them to be ruthless this tournament. All three will be at the pinnacle of their game and we fully see them amassing sold points for us. Garcia from Uruguay is the only pick from India’s opponents.
Forwards for IND-W vs URU-W Dream11
With 220 matches played for the side till date, Rani is without a doubt one of India’s key players. She’s for quite some time now lead the frontline capably and ably and with Katariya accompanying her as well, the two have together become a pairing to be held in reverence. They’ll emanate the same success of the last year in between them to leave Uruguay pummelled here.
Maria from Uruguay wraps up our Dream 11 picks.
Captain And Vice-Captain
India’s Kaur in defence is going to be our captain while Rani in attack is the vice-captain for us.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: India Vs Uruguay, Pool A
Date And Time: 16th June, Saturday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Hiroshima Hockey Stadium, Hiroshima