AUS vs ENG Dream11 Hockey | Australia vs Great Britain FIH Pro League Preview
Venue – Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Date & Time – 16th February | 1 pm IST
Two heavyweights are set to battle it out in the FIH Pro League when Australia take on Great Britain on their home turf tomorrow. Great Britain has taken an early lead in the initial stages of the tournament, but there is a long way to go before the winner takes it all in June.
Great Britain will look to continue their unbeaten start
Great Britain will come into the game full of confidence as they are the only team to have won all of their matches so far. The brits edged their opening encounter against Spain in an 11 goal thriller before registering a comprehensive 6-2 win against New Zealand. Great Britain knows that a victory against Australia in tomorrow’s fixture could give them a significant and decisive lead at the top.
Earlier, Sam Ward wrote his name in the history books by becoming the first player an FIH Pro League hat-trick in their thumping of New Zealand. Great Britain will also take encouragement from the fact that they won their last against the hosts when they beat them 4-3 in the final of 2017 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Australia seeking to make the home advantage count
On their home turf, Australia will certainly be a difficult team to beat for Great Britain. The Kookaburras will feed off the energy of the home fans to dominate the game and get themselves onto the front foot from the start. The second-ranked team in world hockey, Australia should thrive under the pressure of putting a dent in Great Britain’s flawless campaign so far.
The Kookaburras have the history on their side as well. Having won 6 of the 11 games between the two teams, Australia will look to extend their superiority over the Brits.
Played – 11; Won by Australia – 6; Won by Great Britain – 3; Draws – 2
Australia has made 7 changes from the team that won 4-2 against Germany last time.
Australia vs Great Britain Squads
Australia Squad: Jacob Anderson, Daniel Beale, Andrew Charter, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Johan Durst, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Aaron Kleinschmidt, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Josh Simmonds, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Tom Wickham, Aran Zalewski
Great Britain Squad: David Ames, Will Calnan, Brendan Creed, Adam Dixon, Alan Forsyth, James Gall, Harry Gibson, Chris Griffiths, Lee Morton, Josh Pavis, George Pinner, Phil Roper, Liam Sanford, Ian Sloan, Luke Taylor, Zach Wallace, Jack Walker, Sam Ward, Henry Weir, Ollie Williars
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team
Australia Fantasy Picks: Jacob Anderson | Aran Zalewski | Jeremy Hayward | Jake Whetton | Matthew Dawson
Great Britain Fantasy Picks: Sam Ward | Phil Roper | Adam Dixon | Alan Forsyth | David Ames
This AUS vs ENG Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.