MWJ Vs TNM Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: A win for Taranaki Mountainairs sees them displace Franklin from first this Sunday.
For Taranaki Mountainairs, the opening sortie of the National Basketball League has been a mixed bag. After raking up two wins on the bounce, the side went onto be thwarted in two straight games, results which threatened to undo the side’s ardent hardwork off the tracks.
It increased the importance of the side’s 107-81 win over Otago Nuggets the last time around, a performance which not only saw them arrest the quagmire they had dived down into but also saw them pay a testament to their true nature as a basketball side. The emphatic attacking show on display by them is one which can guide them towards the glistening trophy this season.
It’s a display the side will find extremely easy to emulate today when they take on a Manawatu Jets side in a pickle at the moment. The 83-72 defeat to Franklin Bulls in the bygone affair was the side’s third in five games, form which sees them languishing in 6th place in the league owing to their haywire showings.
MWJ Vs TNM Dream11 Match Prediction
This Taranaki juggernaut is improbable to stop when flowing like water and come a horrid defensive unit, Taranaki will have little qualms in registering a win on the day. They’ll quash Jets in this one with ease, a tie which will end up with a comprehensive win for the second placed side.
Probable Playing 5
Fee, Thomas, Ashton, Walker, Harris
Derone, Baxter, Oscar, Dance, Brooke
National Basketball League 2019-20
Match: Jets Vs Taranaki
Date And Time: 5th July, Sunday: 11:00am
Venue: The Trusts Arena, Auckland
- Thomas: 23ppg
- Derone: 22 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Thomas: 11.6rpg
- Jones: 15.4 rpb
Franklin Bulls Vs Manawatu Jets: 83-72
Taranaki Vs Otago: 107-81
MWJ Vs TNM Dream11 Picks
This is not only the most heavily indulged in docket of our Dream 11 side but also the most pivotal facet for Taranaki Mountainairs. The partnership we have gone in from the side has been the focal point of the side’s attacking gameplan, two players who have controlled the centre of the court for the side and ensured the side’s gameplan has been executed perfectly.
We begin with the pick of Derone Raukawa who delivered a staggering 23 point showing for the side in the foregone encounter as he lined up the triples for himself from the midrange region. With 17 points in the same affair, Francis Mulvihill will be his partner for the impending affair, two names who moved in unison to rip their opposition into shreds.
This docket will also feature a pick from Manawatu Jets with Haike Walker’s ball handling abilities seeing him be our pick for the day’s clash.
Jayden Bezant has waged a lone battle for Jets till now. Despite being part of a waning and regressing side, one where he’s been devoid of support from the other end, he’s been unfazed to keep sending down filed points with a high conversion rate to snare the 20 points the last time around.
On the other hand, the opposition will see us opt for Shane Temara with the player’s scrimmages in the bygone clash translating into a game winning 18-11 shooting around for the player.
He’s going to be partnered up by Mitch Dance who not only utilised his off handed shots to pull up the 8 points but latched onto the second chance points as well to register 7 rebounds on the day.
15 points in the paint with Kenneth Tuffin making the most of his reverse scoops and spin and slams to leave the opposition confounded on how to curb him will see the point guard represent us for the forthcoming fixture.
If there’s any player in this Jets side capable of halting Taranaki from winning, it’s the side’s centre. Vodanovich has an innate ability when it comes to the defensive side of the game, one which has seen him leave side’s in disarray with his ability to guard players and screen the shots sent down by them.
After 23 points to his name the last time around, Raukawa will be our star player while Vodanovich is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Mulvihill, Raukawa, Walker, Temara, Bezzant, Dance, Tuffin, Vodanovich
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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.