SA vs USA Dream11 Prediction Team: The much awaited FIH Series Final gets underway tomorrow with SA and USA facing off at the Kalinga Stadium
South Africa Vs USA FIH Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Eight teams and two spots at stake for the Japan 2020 Olympics Qualifiers. The FIH Series Final 2019 hold more importance than its previous events given the magnitude of reward its set to serve up to the best two sides. Teams from Asia, Europa, North America and Africa have been paired up into two pools of four teams each with all sides fighting it out for a spot in the Olympic Qualifiers to be held in October and November later this month.
To be hosted in Bhubaneswar, the same venue for the Hockey World Cup held earlier in late 2018, the expansive FIH Series Finals promise to be an enthralling affair. And opening the tournament today will be the imminent mach between South Africa in the early morning start.
South Africa go into the match as heavy favourites, They found themselves qualifying for the prestigious tournament directly through their ranking and will be eyeing up their chances when they take on one of the lowest ranked sides in their tournament opener. World number 25 USA look a meek opposition for them on the day with South Africa expected to come out of this as the winners.
Placed in Pool B, for both the sides, this match holds massive importance. Not only would a win help set the tournament off on the right foot for them but also assert their status as true contenders for the title. On current form and in terms of quality though, it looks as one sided a match as they come with South Africa expected to make short work of USA on the day.
However given the stakes at hand, coming up with such a foregone conclusion would be silly and USA should put up a challenge infront of SA. There’s still little chances of them upstaging USA and we see them being put down comfortably by South Africa in the end.
Goal-Keeper for SA vs USA Dream 11
South Africa’s Rassie Pieterse is going to be our man between the sticks on the day. USA have troubles working the scoreboard up and we don’t see them troubling Rassie much on the day.
Defenders for SA vs USA Dream 11
Backing our goal-keeper pick will be this facet of the game with us heavily reposing our faith in South Africa’s defenders. Jethro Eustice and Austin Smith will be part of our two man defensive partnership from South Africa we’re selecting for our Dream 11 side for this particular match.
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We have the one player from USA as well given that we need to pick up 4 players from their side as per the guidelines. Mohan Gandhi is someone who is well versed with how to restrict attacks and come up with the vital blocks and should get a good amount of points based on his ability.
Midfielders for SA vs USA Dream 11
This is the area where we are going to complete our selection of players from USA. They have some astounding midfielders and we will be picking up their entire trio in the middle of the park with Pat Harris, Paul Singh and Tyler Sundeen all coming in for us. The three are a crucial part of anything USA will be able to muster up on the day and we do see them being fruitful in their quest.
We are going to be selecting only Tim from South Africa. He’s the main figure in their pivot, carrying the ball forward with effervescent grace along with putting an end to attacks with his tackles as well.
Forwards for SA vs USA Dream 11
South Africa have been walking through sides with relative ease and one key component of their success has been the attacking quotient for them. They are going to enjoy their outing against a paper thin USA defence and Keenan Horne and Nobile Ntuli are going to come and bolster this department of us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Keenan Horne will be our captain with Austin Smith our vice-captain with us handing out both the important tasks to South Africa.
FIH Series Final
Match: South Africa Vs USA
Date And Time: 6th June, Thursday- 8:45pm IST
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar