KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 : Kenya look to recover from a disappointing defeat on opening day as they look to get their first win against a tough Netherlands side
The second day of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup 2019 brings with it a fresh batch of fixtures as sides get ready to immerse in their first round of straight contests in the showpiece tournamnet. Squaring off against each other for the first match of day 2 will be Kenya and Netherlands, a clash which comes bearing with it immense proposition especially for the African side.
Handed an extremely tricky and gruelling set of fixtures in the opening exchanges itself, Kenya know that emerging out of these with a win to their name is going to be an extremely difficult proposition. However despite their 3-0 defeat to USA yesterday, the side showed glimpses of its attacking play, one which has seen it been on an ascendancy over the course of the last year.
Kenya captain Mercy Moim: “My team played so well. At a point, we lost concentration. In the first set, we played bad. Our reception was good but we lost in the attacks, but in the second set we had better results. I think they are a very good team and they gave us good motivation.”
Up against Netherlands today, Kenya will be looking to show that they are no pushovers when it comes to the marquee tournament. Things won’t get any easier for them today either though with the side paired up against a good attacking unit, one which ended up pulling off a comfortable 3-0 win against a sorry Argentina side yesterday.
Probable Playing 6
Mercy Moim (c), Makuto, Kiprono, Janet Wanja, Trizah Atuka, Noel Murambi
Maret Balkestein-Grotheus (c), Iris Scholten, Myrthe Schoot, Lonneke Sloetjes, Nicole Koolhaas, Anne Buijs
KEN-W vs NED-W Match Prediction
Althouhg Kenya more than adequately and amply displayed their resilience and determination yesterday, winning 20 points in the second set against USA, the side still have too much work to do to put down an opponent like Netherlands. This won’t be a straightforward clash for Netherlands by any means but the side should do more than enough to win this one 3-0.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup
Match Details: Kenya Vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 15th September, Sunday- 7:30am
Venue: Hamamatsu Arena, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Mercy Moim, Kiprono
- Lonneke Sloetjes, Anne Buijs
- Anne Buijs
Best Ball Blocker
- Mercy Moim
- Lonneke Sloetjes
KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Libero
Netherlands’ Myrthe Schoot is picked up by us in this facet of our Dream 11 side after registering a good defensive display yesterday. With the side having named her as the permanent libero for the entirety of the world cup, she’s bound to play a good amount of today’s match, making her a good player to get in.
KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Setter
We have opted for Kenya’s Wanja Janet Jackline in this side of our team for the impending clash. With their being a real dearth of options in this segment with neither side having seen their sitter put on an enchanting display yesterday, we decided to get in the African player to open up our choices for player from Netherlands’ elsewhere and due to her ability to contribute with some assists as well.
KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Blocker
Whilst Netherlands were good when it came to attack yesterday, setting up plays perfectly with the hitters pouncing on those layups, the defensive side of their game was equally good. This sees us get in Nicole Koolhaas, a player who should end up profiting from Kenya’s vulnerability of picking up points against stringent blockers and liberos.
KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Attackers
The most levelly balanced compartment of our side, we have the two players line up this facet, opting for the services of one from either side. We’ll begin with Netherlands first, getting in their hitter, Anne Buijs after she picked up the maximum punts far the side yesterday, sending down the ball into the opposition’s side of the court with relative ease.
From Kenya we have opted for tier most pivotal player, right hitter, Kiprono Sharaon Chepchumba for this clash. If her side are to have any chance of winning today, she’s going to have to involve herself in the side’s attacks heavily once again and resonate the same rousing display she put on yesterday.
KEN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Universal
Netherlands’ Lonneke Sloetjes will, be involved in both her side’s attack and defence, seeing her become the final player to close out our Dream 11 side for this match.
Buijs is selected as our captain for this one while Sloetjes 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.