MWJ VS FKB Dream11 Prediction: Jets and Taranaki take on each other in a riveting clash to decide the top spots in the league.
On equal points with both the clubs having registered the six wins apiece, when Manawatu Jets and Taranaki Mountain Airs clash heads today in the 2020 edition of the National Basketball League, we are going to be in for an edge of the seat thriller. With the winner consolidating its position in the pinnacles of the points tally, this is a tie set to be contested in enthralling fashion as either side looks to ease its way into coveted spots.
Although Manawatu Jets currently make an advent into the tie in fourth place, the club hold an edge when making a foray into the scrimmage. The club is the side in form between these two, a team which has mustered up four wins in its last five clashes with the 101-98 triumph over Canterbury Rams the last time around seeing them make it two wins on the bounce.
This Jets rejuvenation puts league leaders Taranaki Mountain Airs in a sticky spot. The club’s incredible winning spree was brought to a screeching halt in a surprise 102-99 to Auckland the last time around, a display which sees a defeat for them today take Jets on level points with Taranaki.
When two of the most electric and well versed attacking juggernauts go clashing heads today, we are set to be regaled in a profound show of attacking basketball. Both the side will profusely leave no stone unturned to drop points and douse the other team, a discourse we see favouring Manawatu Jets owing to their more gallant and vigoUr laden defence.
Probable Playing 5
Walker, Thomas, Jaydun, Hyrum, Taane
Carline, Francis, Derone, Baxter, Oscar
National Basketball League 2019-20
Match: Jets Vs Taranaki
Date And Time: 19th July, Sunday: 1:00pm
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
- Jaydun: 21.8 Points
- Derone: 23.3 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Thomas: 11.9 Rebounds
- Marcel: 14.6 Rebounds
Canterbury Vs Manawatu Jets: 98-101
Auckland Vs Taranaki: 102-99
Dream 11 Picks
In a clash between two stalwarts, we needed to clear up funds to invest the world-class names from either side. And Nick Fee offered a perfect answer to our predicament with the measly 5.5 credit worth point guard from Manawatu Jets utilizing his ball handling abilities to come up with quick transitions for the side.
The table-toppers see us opt for Derone Raukawa, a player who has taken to the league as a fish takes to water. He’s ensured the wind has swayed in the right direction for his side with the player’s incredible ability to shoot triples seeing him deliver 28 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds in one of the most versatile performances of the season.
Playing a behemoth hard in his side reinventing itself to go on an incredible uptick, Jayden Bezzant has emerged as the fulcrum of his side’s act. The stouthearted shooting guard has spearheaded his side’s attacking docket, dropping 27 points in his bygone tie to incur his side’s second win on the bounce.
Mitch Dance from the first placed club will ease his way into our side for the upcoming clash. He’s featured only as a substitute but despite those frugal showings, the player has rifled his way through to points owing to his expansive forte when it comes to shooitng field points.
Undoubtedly one of the most sensational players in the league, Marcel Jones has been an untenable name for Taranaki. The player raked up a scintillating 36-17 double-double the last time around, a showing which saw him not only effortlessly shoot baskets but pull off a stunning show of fight and character with the resplendent performance taking his side into overtime.
Jets will see Nelson Kirksey become the first of two names to line up the duo we are roping in from the side. His 19 points the last time around came owing to his reverse scoops and spin and slams, shots which have seen him scour his way past defences with nonchalant ease.
Ashton McQueen converges in our ambit as well after his 6 points in the same encounter.
Dane Brooks has played a crucial role in bolstering Taranaki’s defensive facet. The player has propelled his side’s defensive setup with his innate ability to infringe attacking plays and come up with blocks and rebounds at crucial junctures.
The ease with which he’s registered double-doubles on a persistent basis attribute towards us opting for Jones as our star player while Bezzant is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Raukawa, Fee, Bezzant, Dance, Jones, Kirksey, Ashton, Dane
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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.