PUR vs TUN Dream11 : Puerto Rico ad Tunisia fight it out for a spot in phase two of the group stage encounters with the winner going through to the next round
While a majority of the groups in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 have already been sealed, Group C remains one where the action is well alive. Level on points, second placed Puerto Rico and third placed Tunisia face off against each other today in their concluding group stage encounter in what is a win at any costs encounter for either unit.
With the winner of this fixture sealing it berth into the ensuing round the ramifications from the contest couldn’t get any more colossal. It’s this narrative which is bound to cater our way a humdinger of a clash, one which will see either side come hot out of blocks as they look to triumph over each other.
With a defeat against Spain and a win against Iran apiece, both our opponents today are currently level on 3 points apiece with Puerto Rico holding the edge by having scored more points. Were they ended up just about edging Iran 83-81 in riveting clash the last time they took to the court, Tunisia were hammered 101-62 by Spain, a result which ended up acting as a major setback to their aspirations of making it to the next round.
Probable Playing 5
Gary Browne, David Huertas, Isaiah Pinerio, Renaldo Balkman, Jorge Diaz
Omar Abada, Mourad El Mabrouk, Mohamed Hadidane Makram Ben Romdhane, Salah Mejri
PUR vs TUN Match Prediction
While Puerto Rico were made it tough it out against Iran, a side Tunisia ended up wiping out, it was the resolve Puerto Rico showed against Spain which holds them in good stead ahead of today’s impending clash. The side have displayed the requisite defensive acumen needed to succeed on a stage as big as this and with Tunisia finding it tough to rake up the points against Spain, Puerto Rico should shut down out again to win this one.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Puerto Rico Vs Tunisia
Date And Time: 4th September, Wednesday- 2:00pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports And Cultural Arena, Foshan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- David Huertas, Renaldo Balkman
- Omar Abada, Salah Mejri
- David Huertas
- Salah Mejri
Best Ball Stealer
- Renaldo Balkman
- Omar Abada
PUR vs TUN Dream11 Point Guard
A staggering 6 assists to go along with the 2 steals saw Omar Abada from Tunisia come on against Spain and wage a lone battle despite getting little assistance in either the attacking or defensive facet. It was a solid display from the small guard, one which could see him earn a place in his side’s starting 5 today, seeing him come into our Dream 11 side as well.
We are also brining in the one player from Puerto Rico for this one with Gary Browne being our pick in this facet from the side.
PUR vs TUN Dream11 Shooting Guard
Registering one of the best shooting displays the tournamnet has seen till now, Puerto Rico’s David Huertas’ 32 point performance against Iran saw him single handidly take his side to a crucial win on the day. He was unperturbed by the opposition’s attempts to block his shots, dismissing them with disdain as he set himself nicely outside the circle to keep shooting trips at ease.
He came up with 3 rebounds and 4 assists as well, emerging as not only the side’s best shooter but someone who can be banked on for his overall game. From Puerto Rico we have opted for Gian Clavell after his solid showing against Spain.
PUR vs TUN Dream11 Small Forward
Not too many options to really get us going, leaving Mohammed Hadidane as the only viable pick. The Puerto Rico small forward should set himself up nicely to shoot down open treys along with using his versatility to nick up some crucial steals as well today.
PUR vs TUN Dream11 Power Forward
With 6 rebounds, 4 assists and the 1 block, we have opted for Renaldo Balkman here. He played just the role desired of a power forward, one that saw him not only cantering his way inside the circle to round up his side’s attacking soirees but also link up play with the centre to form a destructive duo.
PUR vs TUN Dream11 Centre
While his 15 points and 7 assists were a testament to the immense skill set Salah Mejri embodies as a centre, his ability to pull of such a performance against Spain was more impressive. He stood tall amongst the rest of his side, waging a long battle as he showed the stomach needed to put on a resolute fight.
Jorge Diaz from Puerto Rico completes our picks from this encounter.
Clavell has been chosen as our side’s star player for this prevelant 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.