Christchurch, 15 February at 09:30 AM IST
New Zealand’s Black Sticks Women welcome Germany Women for their next Women’s FIH Pro League tie at Nga Puna Wai Hockey Stadium on Friday. After back-to-back losses in their first two fixtures, New Zealand Women bounced back with a massive 5-1 win over Great Britain and would be confident stepping onto the outfield.
Germany Women, on the other hand, did not make a favourable start to their Women’s FIH Pro League campaign against Australia Women on Sunday (Feb. 10). However, there were some encouraging performances to take positives from.
The last time these two sides met in 2018, New Zealand Women secured a thrilling 3-2 win and a similar performance can be anticipated here.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
New Zealand have made two changes to the side that defeated Great Britain on Friday.
New Zealand Women’s Hockey squad: Sam CHARLTON, Tarryn DAVEY, Frances DAVIES, Shiloh GLOYN, Ella GUNSON, Megan HULL, Alia JAQUES, Rose KEDDELL, Olivia MERRY, Stacey MICHELSEN, Grace O’HANLON, Kirsten PEARCE, Sally RUTHERFORD, Olivia SHANNON, Kelsey SMITH, Liz THOMPSON, Amy ROBINSON and Stephanie DICKINS.
Germany Women’s Hockey squad: Kira Horn, Jaine Muller-Wieland, Maike Schaunig, Julia Sonntag, Cecile Pieper, Alisa Vivot, Amelie Wortmann, Nike Lorenz, Elisa Grave, Lena Micheel and Charlotte Stapenhorst
New Zealand fantasy picks: Ella GUNSON, SHANNON Olivia, MERRY Olivia, ROBINSON Amy, NEAL Brooke, SMITH Kelsey
Germany fantasy picks: HORN Kira, MÜLLER-WIELAND Janne, LORENZ Nike, MICHEEL Lena, SCHAUNIG Maike, GRANITZKI Hanna, VIVOT Alisa
Quick Tip: Basis the performance of the two sides so far in Women’s FIH Pro League, we are going with more New Zealand players in our fantasy team.
This GER-W vs NZ-W Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.