LTU vs AUS Dream11 : Group H brings its curtains down today with Lithuania and Australia locking heads for title of group leaders
In rampant form ever since the FIBA Basketball World Cup entered the fray of the basketball fraternity, Australia and Lithuania have put in resounding performances to ensure that they stayed unscathed across their stay in Group E. With both the sides defeating Canada and Senegal with ease, the two units assured themselves of a spot in round 2 of the group stage encounters ahead of their culminating fixture in Group E.
Currently sitting pretty with 100% winning records, the unbeaten identity is all set to be tarnished for one side today as both these sides get ready to battle with each other for a spot in the echelons of the group standings. And either side will look to spare no expense in a bid to oust the other as they look to fulfil their quest of putting apart their first colossal opponent in the tournamnet.
For world number 17 Lithuania, the 18th edition of the World Cup has transpired according to the gameplan up till now. The side have pulled off two scintillating wins, defeating Canada 92-69 and following it up with a more pristine 101-47 triumph over Senegal, results which reaffirmed their stature as one of the title contenders for the glistening trophy.
Elsewhere, it’s been Australia who have made people sit up and take notice to the brand of basketball doled out by them till now. While the 81-68 win was regulation one them, it was their 108-92 win over Canada which saw them world number 34 side be lauded for the composure shown by them in the final quarters of the clash, one which elevated their stature in the tournamnet.
Probable Playing 5
Mantas Kalnietis, Jonas Munson, Jonas Valanciunas, Domantas Sabonis, Marius Grigonis
Aron Baynes, Jock Landale, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills Martin Kriz
LTU vs AUS Match Prediction
With both having put in exquisite attacking soirees till now, this match promises to be a riveting affair, one where either side will spare no expense in marauding their way to a win. What favour Lithuania in this bargain is the ability of their side to keep the points coming in from all quarters with the side not too overtly reliant on individual players to shoot down from the court and craft open plays for them.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Lithuania Vs Australia
Date And Time: 5th September, Thursday- 5:00pm
Venue: Dongfeng Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Mantas Kalnietis, Jonas Valanciunas
- Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova
- Domantas Sabonis
- Matthew Dellavedova
Best Ball Stealer
- Jonas Valanciunas
- Joe Ingles
LTU vs AUS Dream11 Point Guard
A stellar performance of 8 assists in his side’s previous outing see Mantas Kalnietis come into our side without any further deliberations form Lithuania. The point guard was in terrific form in the previous clash, dictating play for his side by not only guiding the play but also traversing the ball past the defenders with his articulate passes.
LTU vs AUS Dream11 Shooting Guard
Capping off a stupendous display Canada with an awe-inducing 24 point performance, Australia’s Matthew Dellavedova put in a true match winning performance for his side. The team’s best shooter, it were not jut his treys, double or free throws which impressed but the ability to canter all around the opposition’s circle and be in vacant areas that bespoke his know how of the game.
LTU vs AUS Dream11 Small Forward
With the 9 assists and three steal’s Joe ingles acted as the perfect partner to Matthew in his quest of guiding Australia to a win, seeing the small forward be brought in by us. He and Matthew form a dauntless duo, a partnership which can send down shots at consummate ease and amass points at will.
Mitch Creek comes in from Australia as well while from the opposition we have opted for Lithuania’s Arna Butkevicius after his solid display after being brought on as a substitute the last time around.
LTU vs AUS Dream11 Power Forward
With 13 points and 1 block to emerge as his side’s highest scoring player in their previous sojourn, Domantas Sabonis powered his way up the court to shoot the ball down the basket with relative ease. He was always available for the passes, feigning his way one way before shooting the other to amass a bagful of points.
We are also opting for the services of Nic Kay from the opposing side given his price tag of 8.5 credits and certainty to be involved in this encounter at some point.
LTU vs AUS Dream11 Centre
A major reason for Sabonis’ incredible showing the last time around was the assistance he got from Jonas Valanciunas who was more than willing to layup the ball for him and craft out pinch perfect assists. He also got on the end of everything that failed to go into the basket, being the first player to find himself on the end of rebounds for Lithuania.
His last performance sees Sabonis become our side’s star performer for this clash.
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.