NZ Vs ENG Dream11 Team Dream 11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Hosts New Zealand yearning for an elusive win infront of their rapturous supporters today.
Bereft of attacking ideas and coming up with drab displays in defence, New Zealand come into today’s encounter having being drabbed after their first round of encounters in the ongoing edition of the FIH Pro League 2020. They failed to win a single encounter when they came across Belgium the last time around, results which see the side languishing in the trenches of the points tally.
Defeated 3-1 in their foregone encounter, a disgruntled New Zealand have massive food for thought before venturing into today’s clash. Playing infront of their raucous supporters, the side knows it’s in massive need of a win if it is to have any aspirations of emerging as a stellar unit in the land of the marquee tournamnet.
What will please them in a time of turmoil is the identity of their opposition. They are coming across a Great Britain which was cleared out 6-1 by Australia the last time around, a team which akin to today’s hosts has immense predicaments in defence. This is the ideal opposition for New Zealand to instil much lost confidence against, a unit they’ll be looking to come hot out of the blocks come today’s encounter.
With both the defences being paper thin, ones which have left either side picking up the pieces, we are going to be engaged in an edge of the seat, goal feast thriller. What does favour the English unit is its ability to rise to the occasion and score goals at crucial junctures, something which should see Great Britain come out of this with a win to its name.
Probable Playing 11
Adam Dixon (C), Harry Martin, Asley Jackson, Harry Gibson, Alan Forsyth, James Gall, Jacob Draper, Christopher Griffiths, Ian Sloan, Thomas Sorsby, Zachary Wallace
Blair Tarrant (C), Jacob Smith, Nick Ross, Jared Panchia, R Joyce, Dane Lett, Stephen Jenness, Simon Child, Shea McAleese, Kane Russell, Nic Woods
FIH Pro League 2020
Match: New Zealand Vs Great Britain
Date And Time: 8th February, Saturday- 7:30am IST
Venue: North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Adam Dixon, Harry Gibson, Alan Forsyth, Zachary Wallace
- Blair Tarrant, Nick Ross, Kane Russell, Nic Woods
- Alan Forsyth: 71 Goals
- Kane Russell: 66 Goals
Penalty Corner Specialist
- Ian Solan
- Blair Tarrant
New Zealand Vs Belgium: 1-3
Australia Vs Great Britain: 5-1
NZ Vs ENG Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With the both the sides left clutching at straws defensively in their previous ties, picking a goal-keeper was a tricky proposition. What alluded us towards Harry Gibson from Great Britain is his fortitude and vigour, one which has seen him maul sides and leave them mulling on how to score past him.
NZ Vs ENG Dream11 Defenders
Despite their plight defensively, New Zealand’s Kane Russel was always the first name on our mind for this forthcoming contest. He’s the side’s top scorer with an astounding 66 goals in his kitty, a player whose ability and ever willingness to maraud down the park makes him an instant selection.
Elsewhere, from England we’ll be beginning with Luke Taylor after he scored the side’s only goal in their 6-1 trouncing against Australia the last time around. The side’s captain, Adam Dixon will be accompanying him, a player who is the unit’s mainstay in defence given his ability to pull off blocks and tackles.
NZ Vs ENG Dream11 Midfielders
An integral component of England’s attacking sorties, Phil Roper becomes the first name to be inducted in our Dream 11 side for this upcoming contest. He’s piled on the 34 goals for his side till now, a player whose enterprising and extradonaire ability to traverse his way towards the opponent’s goal makes him our first pick.
With four goals in his kitty, David Ames will come in as well for us while we have a reminiscent partnership being opted for from the home side as well. Nic Woods becomes our first selection alongside the myriad Nick Ross after the tenacity he put on display against Belgium.
NZ Vs ENG Dream11 Forwards
Given New Zealand’s crumbling defence, the side will be well aware that all their chances of coming out of today’s tie unscathed will rely on their attack. And Jared Panchia will play a major role in that with the player having piled on the 25 goals till now for his setup.
He’s accompanied by the vibrant and enigmatic Geroge Muir while from Great Britain, England’s top scorer with 71 staggering goals, Alan Forsyth completes our set of picks for the affair.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Forsyth will be captaining our team while Ross is our vice-captain.
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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.