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ENG vs NZ Dream11 Hockey | England vs New Zealand FIH Pro League Preview, Team News, Playing 11

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Hockey | England vs New Zealand FIH Pro League Preview

Christchurch, 8 February at 09:30 AM IST

The Friday's doubleheader in FIH Pro League will witness England men locking horns with New Zealand men at NGA Puna Wai Hockey Stadium, Christchurch followed with the clash between counterparts England Women and New Zealand Women later at the same ground.

While the FIH Pro League performance will have a direct impact in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Qualifications, each side will feature with their best strength.  Great Britain men are coming after registering a dramatic 6-5 win over Spain and would be looking to continue their momentum. At one point the GB men were behind with 4-1 goals but splendid performances from Adam Dixon Zach Wallace, Mark Gleghorne, Phil Roper and David Condon helped the side register a comeback. Will Calnan, Lee Morton, Josh Pavis, Ian Sloan and Ollie Willars are the four new faces in the squad who will have the spotlight.

New Zealand is going through a rough patch in the tournament. The New Zealand men faced one-goal defeat in their opening fixture against The Netherlands while the second outing against Belgium ended in a 4-4 draw. It will be interesting to watch the outcome of the clash as the Black Sticks host their third doubleheader of the tournament.

Previous encounter:

Both the sides last met at the 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in which the Great Britain men turned out to be the winners with a 3-2 victory. Sam Ward and Phil Roper were on the scoresheets.

ENG vs NZ News

  • New Zealand have named an 18-man squad to take on Great Britain
  • Great Britain and England Hockey have selected Adam Dixon as the captain with David Ames as his deputy
  • Liam Ansell and Harry Martin will miss the clash due to injury.

England vs New Zealand squads

England Hockey squad:

Ames David, Calnan Will, Creed Brendan, Dixon Adam, Forsyth Alan, Gall James, Gibson Harry, Griffiths Chris, Morton Lee, Pavis Josh, Pinner George, Roper Phil, Sanford Liam, Sloan Ian, Taylor Luke, Wallace Zach, Waller Jack, Ward Sam, Weir Henry, Willars Ollie

New Zealand Hockey squad:

Dylan Thomas, Jared Panchia, Arun Panchia, Blair Tarrant, Shea McAleese, Sam Lane, Dane Lett, Mac Wilcox, George Enersen, Hayden Phillips, Hugo Inglis, Kane Russell, Marcus Child, Nic Woods, Nick Ross, Richard Joyce, George Muir, Stephen Jenness

ENG vs NZ Dream11 Team

This ENG vs NZ Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.