Christchurch, 15 February at 11:30 AM IST
The hosts New Zealand would look to get their FIH Pro League campaign up and running when they meet Germany at Nga Puna Wai turf on Friday. Black Sticks have struggled so far in the competition, slapped with two losses in the first three games while one game ended in a draw. In the last outing, Black Stick took a 6-2 beaten from Great Britain.
Meanwhile, sixth-ranked Germany had a tough tournament opener against Australia to start the tournament. After a 4-2 loss to the Kookaburras the previous week, the German side would look to open the account against a side that has struggled so far.
The last meeting between the two sides was a high scoring affair, where Germany gave New Zealand a 7-4 thumping.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
New Zealand Hockey squad: George Enerson, Richard Joyce, Shea McAleese, Dane Lett, Blair Tarrant, Hayden Phillips, Kane Russell, Arun Panchia, Nic Woods, Nick Ross, Aidan Sarikaya, Marcus Child, Mac Wilcox, David Brydon, Dominic Newman, George Muir, Sam Lane and Dylan Thomas.
Germany Hockey squad: MÜLLER Mathias, GRAMBUSCH Mats, MEYER Julius, WELLEN Niklas, HERZBRUCH Timm, GRAMBUSCH Tom, RÜHR Christopher, WEINKE Ferdinand, WALTER Tobias (GK), FUCHS Florian and GROßE Johannes.
New Zealand fantasy picks: Sam Lane, WOODS Nic, RUSSELL Kane, TARRANT Blair, McALEESE Shea, INGLIS Hugo
Germany fantasy picks: Christopher Ruhr, GRAMBUSCH Mats, WEINKE Ferdinand, ROTHLÄNDER Moritz, BOSSERHOFF Niklas, WINDFEDER Lukas, FUCHS Florian
This GER vs NZ Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.
(Games Played, Wins, Draws, Losses)