NAM-W vs BLR-W Dream11 Team: Tournament opener of the Spain leg of the tournament see last ranked Namibia take on Belarus in Pool A
Belarus Vs Namibia FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
With the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers impending, the FIH Women’s Series Final are coming in at a frantic pace. Starting today, the Spain leg of the showpiece tournament begins featuring eight teams broken up in two pools of A and B.
What the first ever edition of the FIH Women’s Series Final accords to the eight participating teams is not only the chance to walk away with the glistening trophy but also lay a stake at the two available spots available for the qualifiers. Slated for next year, the biggest and grandest stage of them all, the Olympics are set to get underway in Japan, for which 14 teams are vying for a spot in the qualification process slated for later this year.
And beginning the tournament will be Namibia and Belarus in Pool A, two teams who find themselves in a tough pool alongside Spain and Canada. For Namibia in particular, this tournament is a chance they are not likely to get again. The world number 42 ranking African country makes a foray as not only the lowliest ranked side but also a team from whom the expectations are negligible at best.
On the other hand we have Belarus, the second highest ranked team in the pool, a side who are expected to vie it alongside Spain for a direct semi-final berth. They’ll be looking to register a momentous win against their counterparts on the day and pivot their goal difference to a massive one, something which can play a decisive role at the end of the group stage matches.
Probable Winner for NAM-W vs BLR-W
It’s the first match of the tournament and picking a winner is a tricky proposition given that each side will be looking to settle into their groove but given the identity of these two sides, we are pretty confident of Belarus coming out of this with a win. In Elena Sazhina and Yuliya Mikheichyk they have two exemplary goal scorers, the reason for their bronze medal finish at the FIH Indoor World Cup 2018, something Namibia will find tough to counter.
Dismissing off Namibia though especially when the stakes are so high would be fool hardy though. They have been making huge strides on the international circuit, qualifying for the tournament after winning the FIH Series Open in Bulawayo, a tournament that saw the emergence of a young side at the world stage.
At the end of the day though, coming out of this match with a win will be Belarus. The world 20 ranked team is just too fine an outfit at the moment, one which should be able to get past Namibia with ease.
Goal-Keeper for NAM-W vs BLR-W Dream11
Namibia’s Stoffberg is our selected pick over here. Up against one of the finest attacks in Pool A, she’s going to face a barrage of shots and we see her getting a good amount of save points in this encounter.
Defenders for NAM-W vs BLR-W Dream11
We are going in with an entire trio of players from Belarus over here. Given the identity of their strikers plus Namibia’s paper thin defence, we don’t want to risk picking up players from the backline of the African side and are also quietly confident of Belarus not conceding more than one.
Coming in from the winners of the FIH Series Final, France are Batura, Mariya and Skurat. They are a unit which has drilled in it immense cohesion and the awareness of how to shut out opposition attacking threats and we are going to bank on all three of them to come good for us on the day.
Midfielders for NAM-W vs BLR-W Dream11
We’ll begin first with the selections from Namibia, given that the midfield section is where their finest and most exceptional players lie. This is the segment which offers the biggest goal threat for the side in captain Cormack and Mengo, a player who has taken over her side’s attacking responsibilities impressively.
From Belarus it’s going to be a two woman partnership as well with Natassia and Nadzeya find a place in our Dream 11 side. It’s a two woman pivot which has held fort for their side in the middle of the park and they are bound to step up the ante in the tournament opener.
Forwards for NAM-W vs BLR-W Dream11
A vital reason for Belarus’ ascendancy have been Yuliya and Sazhina, two players who have in unison decimated their opponent’s defences. Without a doubt one of the fastest, fluid and lethal attacking strike force in the league, they’re bound to regale us in their soiree once again today afternoon.
The sole pick in the form of Myburgh is going to come in from Namibia as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sazhina from Belarus is our captain for this encounter while from the same side, Skurat has been made the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Belarus Vs Namibia
Date And Time: 18th June, Wednesday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Betero, Valencia