NAM-W Vs THL-W Dream 11 prediction: Namibia Vs Thailand 7th Place Match FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 team.
They both came into the tournament as the lowliest ranked countries, with Thailand holding a world ranking of 28 and Namibia a sordid 42 and the way the tournament has shaped up for them is hardly surprising. Steeped into the trenches of their respective pools after winning 0 matches in between them and conceding 53 goals in between, it’s turned out to be a horrid league for both these countries.
Now taking on each other from the 7th place, these two countries have finally been offered a fair and square chance of competing with a counterpart who is at level with them in terms of quality. It might be an inconsequential match in terms of the league but for both these countries the encounter today evening accords huge status. It’s an encounter to put behind them a horrid pool stage showing and exit the tournament gracefully with a win.
While Thailand gave away 19 goals without scoring even one in return, Namibia’s backline was an even bigger howler if possible. They ceded goals in double digits twice, managing to score just the one goal in return as their backline and frontline fell apart in unison, leaving the side in a calamitous position at the end of their three matches.
We see Thailand as the winners from this clash. Although both the sides suffered similar fates in their previous three matches, the paper thin nature of Namibia’s defence is what sees us favour Thailand. Yet to score in the tournament, we are billing them to go and get their first goal in four matches and follow it up with a hoard of more.
Picking a Dream 11 side for this match is one of the toughest and trickiest proposals we have faced across all the matches of the third and final leg of the expansive FIH Pro Women’s Series Final. Be it at the front or back, there is not one player from either side who has impressed, leaving us to select players on their stature.
However, one player we have gone for based on current form in Namibia’s goal-keeper. Despite her side leaking 34 goals, Berencia Diamond has to her name an incredible save percentage, something that sees her without hesitation make a place in our side.
53 goals let through in 6 matches between them and we just don’t know where to turn to when it comes to selecting players in this facet. We have decided to pick u[ the bare minimum three players over where with Thailand dominating the department.
From their side in come Sirikwan Wongkeaw and Supansa Samanso a duo we see holding their own infront of Namibia and getting a good amount of tackling and defending points. The sole selection from the African side is of Sunelle Ludwig, someone we seeing wage a lone battle to thwart Thailand’s efforts at her side’s goal.
This is the only part of their playing 11 which has offered to stand firm in the face of adversary and managed to offer the slightest bit of semblance to the side. In Kiane Che Cormak and Joane Van Rooyen, the side have two of their most exceptional performers, players who have help craft a successful journey for the country in the hockey world.
We have a two woman partnership from Thailand as well with this area being one where they have to come out and dole their finest stuff. Half the battle could be won in the middle of the park for either side and keeping that in mind we have picked up Natthakarn Aunjai and Thanaporn Tongkham from Thailand.
We see both these accounts finally comprising for their lacklustre attacking displays in this match with a high scoreline expected. And given our narrative of Thailand outscoring the Africans to win the match, we have roped in Tikhamporn Sakulpithak and Kornkanok Sanpoung to come in and hold fort our side over here.
Our side for today’s encounter is warped up by Namibia’s Taramarie Myburh in attack.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Tikhamporn gets to be our captain for this one while all an strike force over here sees Namibia’s Myburh being chosen as the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Namibia Vs Thailand
Date And Time: 25th June, Tuesday- 8:15pm IST
Venue: Estadio Betero, Valencia
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.