USA Vs JPN Dream11 : Fight for a place in the echelons of the points tally intensifies as Japan and USA go at loggerheads
We are till into the early exchanges of the FIVB Volleyball World Cup but the clamour for a place in the annuls of the league standings is already starting to heat up. As each side looks to herald its place into the top of the points tally, two sides who find themselves heavily involved in this rhetoric are Japan and USA, two countries who’ll be looking to treat today’s encounter as a defining moment for them in the world cup.
For hosts Japan in particular, today’s match comes as a real test of their perseverance, gustiness, determination and resolve. Taking on a side who are superior to them, Japan’s full extent of their volleyball acumen and knowhow will be tested to the fore as the side will be required to show their full mettle as they look to get their third win of the marquee tournamnet and move above USA.
Defeating Tunisia 3-0 yesterday, Japan managed to wipe out the chastening defeat they had suffered against Poland and move to fifth position in the points tally to give their supporters something to rejoice about. Although they didn’t lose a single set, the side will aware that they need to address their floundering defence, one which allowed last placed Tunisia to score in excess of 20 points in set 1 and 2, a predicament which doesn’t bode well for them ahead of today’s imminent clash.
Elsewhere in third place with the two wins from three matches, USA know they can’t afford another defeat if they are to keep their chances alive of winning the world cup. With Brazil and Poland both above them, the marker has already been laid down by the sides of wrapping their hands around the glistening trophy, one USA know they need to keep upto speed with in the opening soirees itself.
Probable Playing 6
Yuhi Ishikawa, Taishi Onodera, Yuji Nishida, Tatsuya Fukazawa, Masahiro, T Yamamoto
Matthew Anderson , Aaron Russell, Maxwell Holt, Micah Christenson, Mitchell Stahl, Erik Shoji
FIVB Volleyball World Cup
Match Details: Japan Vs USA
Date And Time: 5th September, Friday- 3:50pm
Venue: Nagano, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Yuhi Ishikawa, Taishi Onodera
- Matthew Anderson, Aaron Russell
- Yuhi Ishikawa
- Matthew Anderson
Best Ball Blocker
- Taishi Onodera
- Aaron Russel
USA Vs JPN Dream11 Libero
With Japan changing too much in the libero position, unable to nail down on one player to play out the majority of the match, USA’s Erik Shoji is our pick in this facet. The player has come up with some good blocks, picks and receives to become an integral part of his side’s defence and up against a guile filled Japanese side, he’ll need to resonate the same displays as before today as well.
USA Vs JPN Dream11 Setter
With just the 1 fault in his 124 serve attempts, Japan’s Masahiro Sekita comes into our side over here owing to his role in not just the defence but when it comes to serving as well. It’s his dual tones nature as a player which makes him a good choice as the setter with the player also playing a pivotal role in rafting out immaculate still and running sets for his side.
USA Vs JPN Dream11 Blocker
Although USA defeated Poland 3-1 in their previous outing, akin to Japan, their gaping holes in defence were exposed as well. The side were pushed all the way with their last drop of resources squeezed out as Poland took them to 26-24 and 27-25 in the closing two sets in a showing which showed USA’s vulnerability in defence.
It’s this discourse which sees us opt for Taishi Onodera from Japan as the middle blocker, someone whose 5 blocks and 16 rebounds have been quissential in ensuing his side have been able to canter their way to resounding wins.
USA Vs JPN Dream11 Attackers
With 45 spikes in just 30 shots, UA’s top attacking point scorer, Aaron Russell comes into our side in this facet. The one side have made it clear that they can be pummelled by side’s who Coe bestowed with a pristine attacking gameplan, one bolstered by exquisite hitters of the ball and the side should find it tricky to halt Russell in his sortie today.
USA Vs JPN Dream11 Universal
We are getting in two players in this facet, the one from either side owing to their tenacity and ability to intertwine their skill set in both the sides of the court. We begin with USA’s Matthew Anderson who has in tandem cantered his way in both the frontcourt and backcourt, seeing his 46 attacking points being accompanied by the 7 serves and 1 stuff block.
Elsewhere from the hosts we have decided to venture into this encounter by indulging in the services of the enterprising and enigmatic Yuji Nishida who has reaffirmed his stature as a hitter with 28 spikes till now in the tournament.
Russell is opted for as our captain’s choice whilst Anderson is the vice-captain.
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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.