POL vs RUS Dream11 : Round two of the group stage clashes takes birth today with Group A leaders squaring off against Russia
A hectic and congested schedule in the land of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 sees the matches come in thick with the second round beginning proceedings today, just a day after the first round of the group stage matches came to a conclusion. The top 2 sides from each of the 8 groups have been segmented into new groups of 4 in such a manner that the teams yet to lock heads have been classified together.
And one such group is Group 1 which will see its first fixture be contested today with Group A leaders Poland and second placed in Group B, Russia squaring off against each other. With the top 2 sides from each of the 4 new groups proceeding to the quarter-finals, the competition which was already elevated promises to reaches its echelons when these two countries take to the court today.
Coming second in Group B with the two wins and one defeat, Russia are coming into the clash having defeated Nigeria in their previous encounter. In what was a close but quissential 88-77 win against Nigeria for Russia, the side not only sealed their progression into the ensuing round but also garnered such needed momentum ahead of today’s imminent.
And its momentum the side are in dire need of against a side of the stature of Poland who will be looking to extend their win spree today. Winning all their group stage matches, the side sat perched pretty in Group A with the three wins from three, the latest one being a comfortable 80-69 win over Venezuela.
Probable Playing 5
Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter, Adam Waczynski, Aaron Cel, Adam Hrycaniuk
Andrey Vorontsevich, Nikita Kurbanov, Vitaly Fridzon, Mikhail Kulagin, Vladimir Ivlev
POL vs RUS Match Prediction
Although Russia have done extremely well for themselves till now, showing the composure needed to keep their dream at the world cup alive, today’s opponent is one they’ll find difficult to scrimmage past. In Poland, the side are up against one of their trickiest opponents till now, a side who have flourished using their attacking acumen to pinch perfection and will be unsparing in their approach today as well.
What will ultimately be the demise of Russia is their defence, one prone to fall apart, to see Poland cruise to a win today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Poland Vs Russia Group I
Date And Time: 6th September, Friday- 1:30pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, Foshan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter
- Andrey Vorontsevich, Vladimir Ivlev
- Adam Waczynski
- Mikhail Kulagin
Best Ball Stealer
- A. J. Slaughter
- Vladimir Ivlev
POL vs RUS Dream11 Point Guard
With 7 points and 4 assists in the last clash, Poland’s A.J. Slaughter ended up playing more than just a role of a point guard for the side. He not only ran the play from his own court but was more than willing to use his articulate shooting powers to send down doubles at crucial junctures and pick up pivotal points for the side.
POL vs RUS Dream11 Shooting Guard
Arguably his side’s best shooter with 12 points in the previous match, Poland’s Mateusz Ponitka had to come into our side despite his hefty price tag. What particularly impressed from him was not just his ability to send down triples from open play but also get on the end of rebounds, a narrative which showed his will to score and get points for his team.
Small Forward for POL vs RUS Dream11
With 7 rebounds the last time around, we are selecting small forward Nikita Kurbanov from Russia as the first player in this facet. Not only does he position himself to pinch perfection outside the opponent’s circle but is more than willing to canter into the circle as well and get on the end of shots and latch onto the rebounds effectively to not only keep possession for his side but convert it into points as well.
Michal Sokolowski from Poland comes into our side as well with a staggering 18 points to his name the last time around, one that saw him send down treys and free throws with consummate ease.
Power Forward for POL vs RUS Dream11
We are moving in for two players over here, the one apiece from Russia and Poland. Aaron Cel makes a foray into the fray of our side from Poland with the side bound to dominate proceedings up the pitch, a script which will see him not only get open space inside the 15 metre circle but also an opportunity to get on the end of passes and shoot his way to a slew of points.
Meanwhile Evgeny Caliev from Russia is more of a filler, selected due to his ascertained involvement as a substitute.
POL vs RUS Dream11 Centre
The 10 rebounds he registered the last time around more than adequately epitomised how effective Poland’s Adam Hrycaniuk is in that centre role. Not only does he screen the defenders for the rest of his side’s shooters but is also a two way player, equally involved in attack and defence for his side.
We are also picking out Andrey Vorontsevich from Russia to wrap up our Dream 11 side for this encounter.
Poland’s Ponitka is our side’s star performer for this encounter.
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.