ZL vs GST Dream11 Team And Probable Playing 5: Zhejiang Lions emerge as one of the last remaining elusive sides capable of halting this remarkable Guangdong juggernaut
When Guangdong Southern Tigers’ set of fixtures had been drawn up in CBA 2019-20, this little period was set to be one of the most testing periods in the side’s season. With no turnaround time and a slew of top sides coming to take them on, Guangdong knew they had to pull up their socks and be at their effervescent best if they were to traverse this period without any blemishes.
Yesterday’s comprehensive 121-99 over fourth placed Zhejiang showed that Guangdong are clearly cut out for the job. In what was considered to be a dicey encounter for the league leaders, the side had absolutely no qualms in handing out a battering to their opponents as they reeled in place yet another flawless and sparkling display.
That performance saw them further extend their uncatchable lead atop of the table with the side unbeaten since the league has restarted. Their dominance is starting to cause a real headache to the rest of the sides in the league with Guangdong taking on the identity of a side which just can’t be impended and infringed no matter how hard you try.
When Zhejiang Lions take on Guangdong today, the side will not only be vociferously cheered on by their boisterous supporters but the rest of the league as well. They are one of the last remaining clubs who can expose chinks in Guangdong’s bastion and show that the table toppers are not quite the invincible many have made them out to be.
And the Lions will dish out a real staunch test as well with the side capable of emerging as a tough nut to crack but unfortunately for them, the brunt of Guangdong’s attacking facet will leave them in a tizzy at the end of the tie.
Probable Playing 5
Sun, Hu, Li, Zhu, Zhao
Du, Yi, Yui, Zhou, Weems
Match: Zhejiang Vs Guangdong
Date And Time: 16th July, Thursday: 5:30pm
Venue: Arena, Beijing
- Sun: 28 Points
- Yi: 21 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Hu: 12 Rebounds
- Yi: 6 Rebounds
Bayi Rockets Vs Zhejiang: 105–113
Guangdong Vs Guangzhou: 121-99
ZL vs GST Dream11 Picks
His numbers in each ambit might have been extremely frugal yesterday but what matters is the fact that Xu Jie came up with contributions in every slot. The point guard was in stellar touch on the day, showing why his versatility has made such a name for itself in the side’s gameplan.
He’s going to be partnered up by Liu Quiambao who will form our cheap pick for the day. The player came up with a reminiscent performance to Xu with four points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds on the day.
With an enticing performance of 16 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, the top of the league’s shooting guard was always going to be a must have pick for us today. Mingxuan Hu pulled off a stunning display off not only dropping triples but coming up with layups for his counterparts as well, a showing which makes him a pick without any deliberations.
Zhejiang Lions will meanwhile also finally feature their first name in this slot of our side with us opting for the imperious Sun Minghui. He’s not only run the show for his side but dictated play for them, a player whose stoutheaded 28-10 performance the last time saw him emerge as the side’s game winner.
Sun finds company in the services of Jinglong Li who pulled off 16 points on the day with the two moving in tandem to clampdown on the opposition and render their defenders as nothing more than onlookers. On the other hand, Zhou Peng will be lining up our team from the other side owing to his crossovers and handles which have helped him ease his way part defences.
His frugal cost isn’t the only reason Jinxiao Li has featured for us every time the Lions have been in play. The player has pulled on some sublime showings, ones where his ability to send down offhanded shots with his ball handling abilities have seen him stamp his authority on the league.
All chances Lions have of salvaging a win today lie squarely on Jinqui Hu. The focal point of both his side’s attack and defence, the player has created a special place for himself in the side, one he showed why he’s earned after his sensational 26-12 showing in the bygone clash.
His 28 points in the foregone clash made it rightful to hand over the onus of captaincy on Sun while Hu is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Jie, Liu, Minghui, Hu, Li, Peng, Jinxiao, Jinqui
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