USA vs TUR Dream11 : USA and Turkey battle it out for top spot in Group E today after winning their respective tournamnet openers comfortably
Ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, the one big takeaway which was making news everywhere was the nature and identity of this USA squad. A slew of star performers had withdrawn from the marquee tournamnet, leaving the side immensely depleted and paper thin, one devoid of its worldclass players.
And with the side going onto lose to Australia in the build up to the tournamnet, the squad brimming with relatively lesser played, inexperienced and young players, came under massive flak for their inability to understand the game and put in incisive performances. There was little solace ahead of the side’s tournamnet opener against Czech Republic with only backlash being directed towards the team as massive doubts were raised over its composition.
However, the side managed to quell some of those jibes at them with an 88-67 win against Czech Republic, one which sees them placed first in Group E ahead of their impending encounter today. They’ll be well aware though that in Turkey, they’ll be up against a massively tougher opponent, a side who themselves are challenging for top spot in the group.
Defeating Japan comprehensively earlier, the 86-67 win for them was a massive boost to reinstating the credentials of this side and showing that this is not just a side here to make up the numbers. Much like USA, today’s match comes bearing massive ramifications for them with a win truly stamping down their authority and ascertaining them of a spot in the ensuing round of the tournamnet.
Probable Playing 5
Donovan Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner
Ersan Ilyasova, Melih Mahmutoglu, Semih Erden, Cedi Osman, Dogus Balbay
USA vs TUR Match Prediciton
While previously this would have been a match USA would have dominated with ease, the recent spate of exits from their outfit mean that this is aligned to be a tantalising encounter, one where extremely fine margins will come into play. What can’t be neglected though is USA’s incredible might in the attacking facet, one built and tuned by the NBA.
It should see them win this one and assure themselves of a spot in round 2 of the group stage.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: USA Vs Turkey
Date And Time: 3rd September, Tuesday- 6:00pm
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre, Shanghai
Television: Sony Six/HD, FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Donovan Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner
- Ersan Ilyasova, Melih Mahmutoglu, Semih Erden, Cedi Osman, Dogus Balbay
- Donovan Mitchell
- Ersan Ilyasova
Best Ball Stealer
- Myles Turner
- Ersan Ilyasova
USA vs TUR Dream11 Point Guard
After putting in 4 assists in the opening encounter, we are getting in Kemba Walker from USA into our side. The point guard played a subdued role in the previous clash, one where he didn’t have to really take the accountability on himself but up against Turkey he’ll need to navigate play for his side. Not only will he be required to push players up the court and carry the ball but will need to turnover play as well by getting steals.
Derrick White comes in from the side as well while from Turkey we have selected Dogus Balbay after his pinch perfect passing saw him pick up 8 assists against Japan.
USA vs TUR Dream11 Shooting Guard
The absence of USA’s Donovan Mitchell from Dream 11 is a bemusing one. He is USA’s best shooter, registering a staggering 16 points in the previous clash and if he’s not added in the game before the commencement of the fixture, we’ll be heading without any player from the side in this facet.
With four 3 points in the last clash, we have gone in Melih Mahmutoglu for this clash. His accuracy was perfect the last time around, seeing him pick up a slew of points and if his side are to succeed today, he’ll need to deliver the open threes successfully yet again.
USA vs TUR Dream11 Small Forward
Kate Middleton was brought on as a substitute in the previous clash but put on a decent performance, picking up 18 points in Dream 11, seeing us opt for him for this one as well. USA are going to need their best shooters of the ball in this clash as they look to screen the defence and allow players to shoot from beyond the circle and get treys with ease.
USA vs TUR Dream 11 Power Forward
Turkey’s top performer in the previous fixture, Ersan Ilyasova’s contributions to his side’s consummate success can’t be undermined. His understated sublime grace came to the fore as he found himself involved in everything, registering 19 points along with 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals , a performance which was a testament to his immense pool of capability as a player.
We have also picked out a player from USA over here, opting for Jayson Tatum given his shooting skill set and ability to prowl on the rebounds with immediate effect.
USA vs TUR Dream 11 Centre
With 7 rebounds and 2 steals, Miles Turner comes into our side from USA as our centre. He and Tatum intertwined perfectly, carrying out their roles to perfection as they formed a daunting duo up the court for their side, laying up the ball for each other, off the basket and with well cued assists to deliver pivotal points for their side.
Tatum is our side’s star performer for this fixture.
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.