Auckland, 27th January 2018 at 09:00 AM IST
New Zealand and Netherlands begin their Women’s FIH Pro League at Estadio Hockey campaigns at North Harbour in Auckland on Sunday. Vantage Black Sticks have announced an experienced squad for the opening fixture. Since 2013, New Zealand Women’ Hockey side have never won against Netherlands and they would want open their account here.
Netherlands Women’s Hockey Team have earned a reputation of the most feared side in Women’s Hockey and they would want to demonstrate the same on the outfield. Ranked #1 in the world, Netherlands have been at the top for the past five years and would look to show their domination in the tournament.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
New Zealand Women’s Hockey squad: Sally Rutherford, Grace O’Hanlon, Sam Charlton, Tarryn Davey, Frances Davies, Shiloh Gloyn, 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.
Netherlands Women’s Hockey squad: Margot van Geffen, Eva the Good, Yibbi Jansen, Maxime Kerstholt, Josine King, Maartje Krekelaar, Renée van Laarhoven, Laurien Leurink, Caia van Maasakker, Laura Nunnink, Pien Sanders, Lauren Stam, Marijn Veen, Anne Veenendaal, Maria Verschoor, Xan de Waard, Ginella Zerbo and Margot Zuidhof.
New Zealand fantasy picks: Stacey Michelsen, Olivia Merry, Kirsten Pearce
Netherlands fantasy picks: Eva De Goede, Lidewij Welten, Xan De Waard, Marijn Veen
Quick Tip: Netherlands’ side is likely to dominate the game. Hence, choosing more Netherland players may help.
This NZ-W vs NED-W Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.