Match 7: 1st December 2018 at 5:00 PM IST
The runners-up of the last edition of the Hockey World Cup, Netherlands kickstart their campaign against Malaysia on Saturday. Ranked fourth, Netherlands come into the tournament with high expectations and are tipped to be the front-runners to top Pool D. The head coach of Netherlands, Max Caldas told the press that they have ambitions to win the title and assured that his side has the skills, tactics and ability to do that.
Malaysia, on the other hand, come into their ninth World Cup with hopes of finding success this time. In the eight appearances in the mega event, their best performance was back in 1975.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Netherlands – 2, Malaysia – 0
Netherlands Hockey squad: Seve van Ass, Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Pirmin Blaak, Thierry Brinkman, Thijs van Dam, Jonas de Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Sam van der Ven, Valentin Verga, Bob de Voogd, Mink van der Weerden, Sander de Wijn and Floris Wortelboer.
Malaysia Hockey squad: Norsyafiq Sumantri, Muhamad Ramadan Rosli, Muhammad Marhan Jalil, Mohd Fitri Saari, Joel Samuel van Huizen, Faizal Saari, Syed Muhd Syafiq Syed Cholan, Sukri Mutalib, Muhammad Firhan Ashari, Muhammad Amirol Aideed Mohd. Arshad, Nabil Fiqri Mohd Noor, Kumar Subramiam, Muhammad Razie Abd Rahim, Faiz Helmi Jali, Muhammad Azri Hassan, Meor Muhamad Azuan Hasan, Muhammad Hafizuddin Othman, Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Nik Muhammad Aiman Nik Rozemi and Mohammad Hairi Abd Rahman.
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Netherlands fantasy picks: Billy Bakker, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruijser, Jeroen Hertzberger, Mink van der Weerden, Seve van Ass, Bob de Voogd and Thierry Brinkman are some the big names that have skills and experience to make an impact.
Malaysia fantasy picks: Faizal Saari, Hasan Azuan, Muhd Razie Abdul Rahim, Tajuddin Tengku and Nik Rozemi are the men Malaysia Hockey fans would be banking on.
QUICK TIP: Netherlands are likely to dominate the matchup. Pick more Netherlands’ players.
Indian viewers can watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. Netherlands vs Malaysia Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This Netherlands vs Malaysia Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your MAL vs NED Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.