Melbourne, 9 February at 11:30 AM IST
China will kickstart their Women’s FIH Pro League campaign against Australia’s Hockeyroos on Saturday at Hobart’s Tasmanian Hockey Centre.
The world number three, Australia Women have been a part of two games so far in the competition. The hosts started the tournament with a 1-0 win over world champions Netherlands but faced 2-1 defeat to Belgium in their second. Hockeyroos would want to get back to winning ways and lift themselves up on the points tally.
China, ranked 10th in the women’s rankings, would want to put their best foot forward to start their campaign.
“China are a quality team. We’ve played China recently at the Champions Trophy and they had some good results.”
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Australia Women’s Hockey squad: Kristina Bates, Edwina Bone, Lily Brazel, Emily Chalker, Jane Claxton, Madison Fitzpatrick, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Greiner, Jodie Kenny, Rachael Lynch,
Ambrosia Malone, Kaitlin Nobbs, Hayley Padget, Brooke Peris, Grace Stewart, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells, Mariah Williams and Georgia Wilson.
China Women’s Hockey squad: GU Bingfeng, CUI Qiuxia (c), XU Wenyu, LIANG Meiyu, LI Hong, ZHANG Jinrong, OU Zixia, ZHANG Xiaoxue, HE Jiangxin, WANG Na and YE Jiao (GK)
Australia fantasy picks: Kenny Jodie, Fitzpatrick Maddy, Bone Edwina, Nobbs Kaitlin, Taylor Sophie, Peris Brooke
China fantasy picks: GU Bingfeng, CUI Qiuxia, OU Zixia
Quick Tip: We are going with more Australia players because there is uncertainty over the make-up of China’s starting XI for their tournament opener.
This AUS-W vs CHI-W Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.