PHI vs ITA Dream11 : Italy and Philippines close out proceedings in day one of Group D with the sides clashing heads in the second encounter from the group today
A hectic and congested day in the land of the 2019 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup sees the contests in Group D be brought to an end with Italy and Philippines facing off in a match which promises to be more competitive than the group opener. Also what increases the ramifications from this clash for either side is the dwindling form they find themselves in ahead of the impending clash.
For Italy, the build up to the World Cup has been one to forget. The side have struggled to string together successful showings but up against a paper thin defensive side, the Italians will be quietly confident of their attacking duo of Danilo Gallinari and Belinelli putting in a sublime performance to begin the side’s sojourn scrumptiously today.
Elsewhere for Philippines, the entire narrative and rhetoric in not just this clash but in ensuring progression from the group is going to boil down to their defensive gameplan. The side have previous NBA players, Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo to handle the attacking side of the game, two names who’ll intertwine successfully to use their penchant for shooting from open areas to fruition. If they can managed to imbed a culture of success in defence, expect them to make things for their opponents in Group D.
Probable Playing 5
Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro William, Andray Blatche, Paul Dalistan, Japeth Aguilar
Danilo Gallinari, Luigi Datome, Alessandro Gentile, Marco Belinelli, Daniel Hacket
PHI vs ITA Match Prediction
For all their ordeals prior to the start of the World Cup, Italy have been offered a favourable fixture today, one which should see them overturn their form and unlock their true potential today. It’s the attacking side of their side which works for them with their shooting guard and small forward known for their innate ability to send down baskets from outside the circle.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Philippines vs Italy Group D
Date And Time: 31st August, Saturday- 5:00pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports & Cultural Arena, Foshan
Television: Sony Six/HD
- Andray Blatche, Japeth Aguilar
- Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli
PHI vs ITA Dream11 Point Guard
We have gone in with two picks over here, selecting both our players from Italy. Daniel Hackett is key to whatever the side fathom together on the court, someone whose ability to understand the game and control play has seen him become the side’s dictator, pulling together the strings of both their attacking and defensive displays.
We have also picked out Ariel Filloy solely due to his cheap price with the main players being priced extremely heavily in this clash. He could end up getting time on the court especially if Italy are dominating which is a very plausible narrative.
PHI vs ITA Dream11 Shooting Guard
Italy’s Marco Belinelli comes into our side as the shooting guard with the player being a tremendous shooter of the ball, someone who is known for his ability to not only carry the ball effectively but find open threes at will as well.
He’s side most astute player, we have chosen Roger Pogoy from Philippines from this one. He has a good 10 average points per game along with the three assists as well, making him pivotal to the side’s attacking soirees up the court.
PHI vs ITA Dream11 Small Forward
Our point guard sees us pick out a substitute from Philippines in the form of Trop Rosario. With more viable and high scoring options in other facts, we have decided to free up funds with Rosario’s selection, someone who could find himself on the court as Philippines end up chasing a big deficit at the end of the first half.
PHI vs ITA Dream11 Power Forward
Italy’s highest scoring player, Danilo Gallinari was someone we had on our minds when we first started crafting out our Dream 11 side for this clash. The power forward can not only canter his way into the circle but also find the three pointers from range, an entity he should end up amassing at will today given Philippines lack of blocker.
PHI vs ITA Dream11 Centre
With 500 games in the NBA for Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets, Philippines’ Andray Blatche comes in for us here. His side are going to depend massively on him to pull off successful rebounds and under the basket shots if they are to win this one along with screening their post as well.
Paul Biligha from Italy wraps up our side for this encounter.
Danilo has been elected as our star player for this clash.
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.