Auckland, 1st February at 09:30 AM IST
New Zealand Women and Belgium Women lock horns in a forthcoming Women’s FIH Pro League fixture at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland on Friday. When the two sides met at the 2018 Hockey World Cup, New Zealand secured a 4-2 win with the help of a brace from Olivia Merry. However, New Zealand side can’t get complacent since Belgium have grown since the encounter and have more belief in the unit.
Meanwhile, Belgium Women did not start the competition in the manner they would have liked. However, they have been work-in-progress since the Hockey World Cup and with seasoned campaigners like striker Jill Boon in the ranks, Belgium can’t be written off.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Lulu Tuilotolava comes back into the side for Shiloh Gloyn for New Zealand Women.
New Zealand Women’s Hockey squad: Sally Rutherford, Grace O’Hanlon, Sam Charlton, Tarryn Davey, Frances Davies, Lulu Tuilotolava, Ella Gunson, Megan Hull, Tessa Jopp, Rose Keddell, Olivia Merry, Stacey Michelsen, Brooke Neal, Kirsten Pearce, Olivia Shannon, Kelsey Smith, Liz Thompson and Amy Robinson.
Belgium Women’s Hockey squad: NELEN Barbara (c), LIMAUGE Sophie, FOBE Aline, VANDERMEIREN Judith, PUVREZ Emma, GERNIERS Alix, SINIA Emilie, D’HOOGHE Aisling (GK), LECLEF Pauline, HILLEWAERT Lien, Lucie Breyne, Tiphaine Duquesne, Mathilde Raymakers, Alexia t ‘Sersteven and BOON Jill.
New Zealand fantasy picks: SHANNON Olivia, DAVIES Frances, NEAL Brooke, GUNSON Ella, THOMPSON Liz, KEDDELL Rose, MICHELSEN Stacey
Belgium fantasy picks: VANDERMEIREN Judith, NELEN Barbara, LECLEF Pauline
Quick Tip: Basis the performance of the two sides in their first Women’s FIH Pro League games, we are going with more New Zealand players in our fantasy team.
This BEL-W vs NZ-W Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.