POL vs CZE Dream11 : Poland and Czech Republic look to end their world cup campaigns with a win today after being shunted out of the quarter-finals
For Poland and Czech Republic, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was only meant to last as long as the quarter-finals. Facing abject results Spain and Australia respectively, both the outfits were subjected to surprising and dejecting results to leave them clashing heads today in a bid to end up anywhere in the 5-8 spots at the quadrennial tournamnet.
For Czech Republic in particular, the result would have been one extremely difficult to digest. The side came into the world cup ranked as the best side in the basketball fraternity, a unit expected to hammer down their laurels as a side with aplomb. It’s what made their lacklustre display against Australia a bigger misdemeanour with the side shambolically catapulting in their attacking display, failing to craft out plays from the centre of set up layups.
It ended up costing them the match 82-70 while Poland on the other hand were on the receiving end of a 90-78 against a world number 41 Spain side, a result which would have been hard for the world 9 outfit to digest. They were thoroughly outplayed on the day, failing to squirm their way to meaningful moments of layups, seeing a failure to rotate the ball with consummate success and a dwindling backline result in their adverse exit.
Now up against each other today in the Qualification Round, these two sides will be looking to up the ante and wrap up the world cup for themselves in sublime fashion as they look to quell the qualms of disappointing results previously. It’s a match which promises to be an edge of the seat thriller with either side set to leave no stone unturned in their bid to finish as high as possible in the tournamnet.
Probable Playing 5
Adam Waczynski, Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter, Aaron Cel, Adam Hrycaniuk
Jaromir Bohacik, Ondrej Balvin, Martin Kriz, Vojtech Hruban, Tomas Satoransky
POL vs CZE Match Prediction
This will be a contest contested among two levelly balanced sides with Poland just about taking it owing to their superior might in the attacking side of things. The unit is a well-versed one, an outfit which has revelled us in some extradonaire displays across the course of the world cup and should be able to oust Czech Republic today on the basis of that.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Poland Vs Czech Republic
Date And Time: 12th September, Thursday- 6:30pm
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter
- Patrik Auda, Ondrej Balvin
- A. J. Slaughter
- Tomas Satoransky
Best Ball Stealer
- Mateusz Ponitka
- Ondrej Balvin
POL vs CZE Dream11 Point Guard
A staggering 9 rebounds and an even better 13 assists in the previous clash see us make Tomas Satoransky the first player to enter our side in this facet. Czech Republic’s gameplan has massively relied on their point guard with Tomas an integral part of their play and ball movement, someone who has kept the side’s ball moving articulately with his pinch perfect passes.
From Poland we are opting for an equally vital player, getting in A..J Slaughter for today’s encounter. While his 6 assists perfectly epitomised his colossal nature as a point guard, it were his 19 points which made heads turn with the point guard showing his enterprising and enigmatic nature to perfection.
POL vs CZE Dream11 Shooting Guard
Getting on the end of 11 rebounds, Poland’s Mateusz Ponitka showcased his versatile skill by adding more to his game than just being the side’s best shooter. He not only positioned himself perfectly on the edge of the circle but was also critical to ensuring that possession stayed in his side’s hands, charging inside the circle to lap up the second shots.
POL vs CZE Dream11 Small Forward
We have opted for the two players in this facet, the one from either side apiece as we look to maintain parity for a match which promises to be a levelly contested one. Adam Waczynski comes into our outfit from Poland while from the opposition we have opted for Pavel Pumprla.
At just 7 credits, he not only helps free up funds to invest in elsewhere but has been called on to play more than just a role of a substitute and is bound to be heavily involved in the side’s short plays today.
POL vs CZE Dream11 Power Forward
In Patrik Auda, Czech Republic have one of the most astute shooters of the ball in their side. He’s carried out his duties of sending down the doubles from inside the circle perfectly, ensuring that the side’s plays and alley-oops have been converted perfectly by always positioning himself in open areas to be in well position receiving stations.
Martin Peterka comes into our side as well with us selection the Polish power forward owing to his prolonged role today.
POL vs CZE Dream11 Centre
Adam Hrycaniuk from Poland wraps up our Dream 11 side for today’s prevelant encounter with the centre set to be heavily involved in both the departments of his side’s gameplan today.
Poland’s Slaughter has been selected as our star performer for today’s imminent 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.