JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 : Hosts Japan look to make the most of home conditions today as the side head out traversing their second straight win
Sitting right in the annuls of the league standings after the first round of matches, Russia will be looking to put in another comprehensive showing come Sunday as the side look to make an early headway in the tedious competition. They know things won’t be easy for them at all though as they go scouring for their second win on the bounce with the side up against Japan, one of the toughest and trickiest units at the ongoing FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Cup 2019.
For Russia, their tournamnet opener was as easy as they come. The side didn’t have any qualms in walking all over a clearly inferior Cameroon outfit, not only winning 3-0 but dominating the proceedings across all the three sets to not allow their opponents to cross the 20 point mark in even one of the sets. The side were relentless and ruthless in attack, with their defence complimenting the front line perfectly to leave Cameroon gasping for breath at the end of the encounter.
Elsewhere, home side Japan were made to fight it out for their win by Dominican Republic, a side who ensured that they were no pushovers infront of the hosts. The first set itself set the tone of the match with Japan just about winning 25-21 before being put down in the third which went all the way to the decider before swinging Dominican Republic’s way 26-24.
However, the hosts remained unperturbed and undeterred, going onto find their way back in the match to win 3-1, a performance which holds the side in good stead ahead of today’s clash. Up against a side who’ll leave no stone unturned in a bid to upstage them, Japan know they’ll have to be at their cautious best, especially in defence if they are to have a chance of keeping their campaign speckle free.
Probable Playing 6
Evgeniya Startseva (c), A Lazarenko, A Padkopaeva, Irina Koroleva, Irina Voronkova, Daria Chikrizova
Nana Iwasaka (c), Sarina Koga, Erika Shinomiya, Yuki Ishii, Mai Okumura, Akane Moriya
JPN-W vs RUS-W Match Prediction
With both the sides blessed with incredible hitters and setters of the ball, this match promises to be an enticing and intriguing one, a clash where the points will flow. After yesterday’s round of fixtures, what hold Russia in just the slightly better stead is Japan’s vicious guilt of losing composure while defending, something which should see the Russians scram to a win today.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup
Match Details: Russia Vs Japan
Date And Time: 15th September, Sunday- 3:30pm
Venue: Hamamatsu Arena, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Irina Koroleva, Irina Voronkova
- Sarina Koga, Akane Moriya
- Irina Koroleva
- Sarina Koga
Best Ball Blocker
- Irina Koroleva
- Risa Shinnabe
JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Libero
We are getting in Japan’s Akane Moriya is this facet of our side with the libero needing to play a crucial role for her side today. She’ll need to be at the pinnacle of her game, understanding how Russia will be setting up their attacks and anticipating where the ball could land to position herself to receive the ball and push it forward for the setter to layup nicely for the hitter.
JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Setter
We are choosing Russia’s captain, Tatiana Romanova for this encounter due to her two toned responsibility as a player. While she’ll be important in her role as the server, the setter will also be pivotal in crafting out plays for her side and moving along to the strengths of the hitters as she uses her knowhow of their positions to position the ball in their ambit for them to send crash into the opposition’s court.
JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Blocker
Russia’s top scorer from yesterday’s clash, what particularly impressed from Irina Koroleva was her all round style of play. While she was instrumental in setting herself right infront of the net to put up 3 well cued blocks, her 2 service blocks and 8 attack points really encapsulated her ability as a player, someone whose two toned nature will play a critical role for her side today as well.
JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Attackers
The real gold quarry of this match, both the sides have stalwart players representing them, hitters of the ball who use their penchant to traverse past the opposition with ease. We are beginning ith Japan’s Sarina Koga first after her incredible performance of 28 points yesterday, a display which was made up of 26 attack points.
From Russia we have decided to get in Irina Voronkova who not only added 10 attack points but was alert to provide the two blocks as well. She’s always ready to pick up the opponent’s shot and curtail it from landing in her side’s attacking court, making her someone to immerse in for this match.
JPN-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Universal
Japan’s Risa Shinnabe completes our Dream 11 side for today’s impending encounter with her being able to contribute in both defence and attack for us as she keep intertwining her position as per the requirements of the clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Russia’s Voronkova has been selected to represent us as captain while Japan’s Koga 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.