USA vs CZE Dream11 : A depleted USA side look to set a statement today and quell notions of this being a side devoid of worldclass performers when they open their campaign today against Czech Republic
Ahead of the 2019 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the biggest story was the identity of the USA 12 man squad. Devoid of its star performers with a slew of names pulling out of the marquee tournament in a bid to maintain fitness for the upcoming new season of NBA, many have claimed that this is the worst ever USA outfit to represent the country at the World Cup.
With James Harden, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, CJ McCollum and Bradley Beal all withdrawing for the tournament, the side have only one NBA star player in the form of point guard Kemba Walker. Lined up with a slew of young and inexperienced players, although the skill set and ability of this USA side is undoubtable, this is nowhere the kind of outfit which has ruled over the World Cup.
And this was made apparent recently as well with USA’s 78 match winning spree being snapped by Australia who defeated the outfit in the build up to the frontier tournament. As the side prepare to begin life in the 18th edition of the World Cup today, their tournament opener against Czech Republic is not only a chance to garner their first win but also quell many notions and backlash directed at this side of it not being one to challenge for the title.
Elsewhere, this tournament has massive ramifications for 14th ranked Czech Republic as well. Playing their first ever World Cup as an independent country, the side entered the tournament in third place from the European group, playing a scintillating brand of basketball which has seen them earn laurels owing to their attacking gameplan.
Probable Playing 5
Tomáš Satoranský, Jiří Welsch, Vojtěch Hruban, Patrik Auda, Kamil Švrdlík
Kemba Walker, Donovan Mitchell, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes, Myles Turner
USA vs CZE Match Prediction
USA should have a problem today with their opponent making things jittery for them but the exuberance of attacking, myriad performers can’t be neglected. The side are lined up with some exceptional names when it comes to scoring and what will serve them fruitfully is the attacking brand of basketball Czech Republic will indulge in as well.
This will be an open game, one which will eventually end up favouring USA who’ll win this one with ease.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Czech Republic Vs USA
Date And Time: 1st September, Sunday- 6:00pm
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Television: Sony Six/HD
- Vojtěch Hruban, Kamil Švrdlík
- Donovan Mitchell, Khris Middleton
USA vs CZE Dream11 Point Guard
When we had begun crafting our Dream 11 side for this encounter, USA’s point guard Kemba Walker was one of the first names we wanted to hammer down into our side. In a side with a dearth of NBA outstanding players, Kemba Walker is the only star performer from the league, seeing him become someone who will be a main player for the side this edition of the World Cup.
We have also roped in Tomas Satoransky with him being an alluring player, someone who is known to dictate the play given his immense understanding of the game and ability to carry the ball forward and build up layoffs for his side.
USA vs CZE Dream11 Shooting Guard
Another name who the USA will need to perform well and comes from the NBA as well is shooting guard Donovan Mitchell. He’s one of the best shooters in his team and the side will require his services in the open threes, shots he can make comfortably with the rest of his opening up and clearing his path to the basket.
An excellent player to get in over here is the opposition’s Tomas Vyroal, someone’s whose pinch perfect shooting has seen him indulge in an average of 12 points per match. With USA bound to struggle defensively, expect him to get a rich bagful of points today.
USA vs CZE Dream11 Small Forward
Khris Middleton could easily end up becoming the focal point of this USA side. The versatile player is sublime in both attack and defence with his ability to traverse past defenders and transition the ball from attack to defence helping build up quick and exquisite bits of gameplan for his side. Along with that, he’s extremely fast in latching onto attacking rebounds and getting baskets, assists and steals with ease.
USA vs CZE Dream11 Power Forward
Jayson Tatum from USA is opted by us over here due to his two toned responsibilities. He’ll not only be required to shoot from the midrange region inside the circle but also guard his side’s post as well, something which should see him get both steals and basket. We are also getting in Czech Republic’s Blake Schilb as well into our outfit.
USA vs CZE Dream11 Centre
Brook Lopez is our centre from the USA unit for this clash. He;s not going to start this one but is set to come on as a substitute and could get some good points with the rebounds and shots under the basket with Czech Republic struggling defensively in this clash.
USA vs CZE Dream11 Star Player
We are selecting Kate Middleton as our star player.
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.