JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 : Hosts Japan look to make the most of their boisterous support when they clash heads against table toppers China today
For hosts Japan, the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup journey has yet to find its groove. Riddled by inconsistencies and the two defeats from four encounters, the side find themselves placed in 7th position ahead of today’s momentous clash against China, a campaign which has done little to buoy the ardent supporters who have flocked in numbers to support their side.
And up against the league standings leaders, Japan know things are going to get extremely precarious for them today as they get ready to square off against China. They are up against a side who have registered four consecutive wins, an outfit who has relentlessly used its attacking skill set to register runaway wins to sit in first place in the points tally.
Losing their previous match to Korea, a 3-1 defeat which massively hampered their chances of making massive strides, Japan know they can’t afford to emulate the same defensive slip ups today as well. There is a burning need in the side to address its defensive gameplan, one which has left the side picking up the pieces and trying to paper over its cracks.
It was evident in their previous encounter with the hitters attempts to guide the side to a win be thwarted by their blockers, seeing the side take several sets to deciders but failing to sow the composure from thereon to hang onto the winning margins. Elsewhere, China defeated Dominican Republic yesterday in a 3-0 win which saw them be tested but eventually squirm through to the three points.
Probable Playing 6
Nana Iwasaka (C), Sarina Koga, Erika Shinomiya, Yuki Ishii, Mai Okumura, Akane Moriya
Xinyue Yuan, Ting Zhu (C), Xiangyu Gong, Yuanyuan Wang, Yingying Li, Li Lin
JPN-W vs CHI-W Match Prediction
Japan’s defensive weaknesses have been exposed shambolically at the world cup and up against China today, they should end up unravelling the side yet again. Whilst there attacking resolve and determination is imperious, the defining moment in today’s match will be their inability to pull off well cued blocks, a narrative which will leave them in angst at the end of the clash.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup
Match Details: Japan Vs China
Date And Time: 19th September, Thursday- 3:50pm
Venue: Arena, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Yuki Ishii, Mai Okumura
- Ting Zhu, Xinyue Yuan
- Yuki Ishii
- Ting Zhu
Best Ball Blocker
- Mai Okumura
- Xinyue Yuan
JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 Libero
When we started crafting our Dream 11 side for today’s impending clash, our agenda was a straightforward one. We wanted to pick out all the attacking options from China, giving their players topmost priority owing to Japan’s gaping holes at the back, something which should see them be catapulted today.
This saw us pick out the blockers from their side, with Mako Kobata in the libero position offering excellent value as well after her showing against Russia. She positioned herself perfectly in the backcourt, positioning herself astutely as she manoeuvred her way to fathoming where the ball would land to receive it nicely.
JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 Setter
With a total of 373 running sets to her name, Japan’s Miya Sato has been immensely relied on by the side to assist plays for their hitters, a job she has carried out in pulsating fashion to be serenaded with plaudits. Lauded for her ability to know where her hitters are position and send the ball in their zones to allow them to register a slew of spikes, the setter became an instant pick for us here.
JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 Blocker
Her 7 stuff blocks and 12 rebounds see her become her side’s best blocker, ensuring that China has refused to be caught in an ordeal infront of the staunchest of attacks. And with Japan prone to catapulting infront of tough defences, Xinyue Yuan should register good points today as well, seeing the middle blocker be our pick in this facet.
JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 Attackers
We are choosing both he outside hitter and right hitter from China for this clash, owing not just to the displays they have served up but also due to the vulnerability Japan have showed while blocking shots. Ting Zhu leads the side’s list of hitters with 56 attacking spikes, seeing us get her in along with Yingying Li who has played a role in both the segments of her side’s play.
She’s kept moving all around the court, getting not only 30 attacking points but ensuring her position infront of the net has seen her emerge with 6 blocks and 8 rebounds as well.
JPN-W vs CHI-W Dream11 Universal
Xiangyu Gong has been involved in the side’s attacks in a two toned manner, picking up not only spikes but sets as well as she keeps involving herself in both getting points while assisting play with 19 still sets to see us get her in as the last player for today.
Ting is made our side’s captain for the upcoming match while Li is the vice-captain.
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.