RUS vs JPN Dream11 : Japan look to continue their rise in the points tally when they take on a mistake prone Russian outfit today
Where the women failed shambolically, failing to enthral the home support who came out to ardently and avidly support the home side, the men’s team has compensated for their horrendous showings. Galvanising the home support after a dejecting set of events at the women’s world cup, the ongoing edition of the FIVB Volleyball World Cup has finally seen Japan show their mettle and shine on the big stage.
Sitting as high as fourth in the points tally with two wins out of two in their previous couple of encounters, the Japanese have finally hit their stride to consolidate their spot in the annuls of the volleyball fraternity. After a mixed bag of results which stopped them from boosting their place in the league standings, the hosts got the better of Australia in a convincing 3-0 win yesterday to make it four wins out of six matches in the marquee tournamnet.
Now as they get ready to take on sixth placed Russia today, although Japan know things will be extremely tricky for them, the side will be quietly confident of pulling off another win. Russia were routed by Poland in their previous encounter, a mach which saw them engulfed in a tussle where their defensive gameplan fell apart to concede a 3-1 defeat.
It pushed them back to sixth place in the league standings with three wins and three defeats apiece, placing three sides on 9 points each ahead of today’s impending encounter. With the competition so tight and the clamour for a spot in the annuls of the league standings growing, a win takes paramount importance for Russia against an upbeat and buoyed home side.
Probable Playing 6
Yuhi Ishikawa, Taishi Onodera, Yuji Nishida, Tatsuya Fukazawa, Masahiro, T Yamamoto
Yaroslav Podlesnykh, Fedor Voronkov, Ivan Iakovlev, Sergey Grankin, Dmitry Kovalev, Evgenii Andreev
FIVB Volleyball World Cup
Match Details: Japan Vs Russia
Date And Time: 10th October, Thursday- 3:50pm
Venue: Nagano, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Yuhi Ishikawa, Taishi Onodera
- Yaroslav Podlesnykh, Fedor Voronkov
- Yuhi Ishikawa
- Fedor Voronkov
Best Ball Blocker
- Taishi Onodera
- Ivan Iakovlev
RUS vs JPN Dream11 Libero
Japan’s libero, Tomohiro Yamamoto comes into our side for this one. The reason for the side’s improved showing over the course of the previous two encounter has fallen down to the blocker with him hammering down his spot in the backcourt to become the fulcrum of their defensive setup and come up with well cued returns and blocks.
RUS vs JPN Dream11 Setter
We have Russia’s Sergye Grankin become our pick in this facet with the player having a good bonhomie with his hitters and receivers, one which allows him to set up the ball and push them into the hitters’ zone perfectly. He’ll need to take massive accountability today in crafting out exquisite plays and laying up the ball impeccably if Russia are to have any chance of thwarting Japan in this one.
RUS vs JPN Dream11 Blocker
Russia were dismisal when it came to defence against Poland but Ivan Iakovlev’s showing against Egypt was a sensational one. He’s the side’s best blocker till now, registering a staggering and stunning 26 blocks and 45 rebounds to become an instant pick for us in the one match, a player who’ll need to use the nous of abilities he possesses to curtail Japan today.
RUS vs JPN Dream11 Attackers
Although both the sides haven’t paid much heed to the defensive setup, the attacking ambit has been flawless and a maverick sight from both of our opponents of our day. And it was only fair of us to indulge in the leading hitters of the ball from either side, picking up the highest scoring player from each unit for today’s clash.
We begin with Japan’s Yuki Ishikawa whose all round display has seen him become a stalwart performer for the side, seeing his stature become a staunch one with the 70 attacks, 8 blocks and 4 serves. Elsewhere from the visiting side we have decided to indulge in the services of their fulcrum, Yaroslav Podlesnykh who has snared the 67 spikes along with the 2 serves and 7 blocks in his artillery.
RUS vs JPN Dream11 Universal
Japan’s Yuji Nishida wraps up our Dream 11 side with his imperious display being epitomised with figures of 67 spikes and 31 shots blocks, numbers which are a testament to his tenacity as a player.
Yuki is going to be our captain for this clash whilst we are making Yaroslav our vice-captain.
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