NZ-W vs USA-W Dream11, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Hosts strive to register their second straight win over an underwhelming USA outfit.
Tumbling right into the trenches of the league standings of the FIH Women’s Pro League 2020, for USA, nothing has clicked up till now in the marquee compettion. They have made for horrendous viewing, being pummelled by sides with their laggard brand of hockey seeing them tottering in the league.
With 0 wins from 4 outings, the side befitting sit in last place in the points tally, a potion which looks to be their home for the remainder of the league. There has been an appalling lack of fight and character in their outfit with the side being left in disarray to leave the side’s ardent supporters in angst.
And when they take on New Zealand today, USA look set to be condemned to their fifth successive defeat. The last time these two squared off against each, the hosts galloped their way to a 3-1 league to make massive strides and with it move into third position, a rampant display they’ll be looking to reverberate when the two units meet for their second fixture on the bounce.
NZ-W vs USA-W Probable Winner
Determining a winner from this outing was as straightforward as its get. USA have offered nothing up till now and when they take on New Zealand who’ll be plying their skill set infront of their ardent supporters, USA should plummet to yet another defeat on the day.
Probable Playing 11
Ashley Hoffman (C), Kelee Lepage, Kealsie Robles, Laura Hurff, Casey Umstead, Alyssa Parker, Taylor West, Lauren Moyer, Linnea Gonzales, Ali Campbell, Caoline Hanks
Stacey Michelsen (C), Tarryn Davey, Julia King, Holly Pearson, Georgia Barnett, Brooke Neal, Megan Hull, Olivia Shannon, F Davies, Olivia Merry, Gemma McCaw
FIH Women’s Pro League 2020
Match: New Zealand Women Vs USA Women
Date And Time: 16th February, Sunday- 7:00am IST
Venue: Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Ashley Hoffman, Laura Hurff, Ali Campbell, Caoline Hanks
- Holly Pearson, Georgia Barnett, Olivia Shannon, F Davies
- Lily Owsley: 32 Goals
- Olivia Merry: 102 Goals
Penalty Corner Specialist
- Linnea Gonzales
- Stacey Michelsen
New Zealand Vs USA: 3-1
NZ-W vs USA-W Dream11 Goal-Keeper
While picking up names from USA’s outfit was a real conundrum for the tie, the goal-keeping docket offered us the most sublime pick from the unit. Despite being handed over a harrowing defence, Kealsie Robles has revelled us in stunning displays, one which emote to her quirky quality as a shot stopper.
NZ-W vs USA-W Dream11 Defenders
Where USA have been horrid defensively, they have been equally abject and tepid while attacking as well. With the side offering extremely little in the attacking component of the game, New Zealand will be extremely confident of keeping a cleansheet, a discourse which sees us bring in players from their backline in magnitude for the day.
Infact this docket is going to be only about players from the home side with us roping in a trivalent of selections from the side. In Rose Keddell, Frances Davies and Megan Hull, we have three electric players, names who have instilled in place a culture of excellence in the side’s defence to make the team an extremely tricky opposition to score against.
NZ-W vs USA-W Dream11 Midfielders
With 21 goals to her name till now, Stacey Michelsen will be the only name to be ingrained in our side from the home unit for this fixture. We have compensated for the picks from USA in this facet with us brining in a daunting trio from the visiting unit.
With the 21 goals, Stacey Michelsen becomes the first name to be brought into our side from the setup. Ashley Hoffman and Taylor West have come up with some imperious performances in the league till now, ones which have seen them wage a lone battle despite getting little assistance from the rest of their counterparts.
NZ-W vs USA-W Dream11 Forwards
Olivia Merry’s goal the last time around against USA took her tally upto an astounding 102 goals. The side’s leading goal scorer has been in pulsating and emphatic form in the league to make her a regulation selection for the upcoming contest.
Olivia Shannon has managed to score thrice for her country to see her pair up Merry for the day with the guile filled Gemma Flynn coming in as well to wrap up our Dream 11 contingent for the encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Merry will be captaining our unit for this affair given her penchant for the goal while Shannon 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.