The game is going to mark the beginning of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021. In this game, India is going to battle it out against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, which makes this a home affair for Saudi Arabia. More about IND vs KSA Dream 11 will be given below.
India last played in February against Lebanon and lost the game by a big margin while Saudi Arabia last played versus Iran just a couple of months ago and put up a great fight. There are going to be few concerns for India moving into this game, the team is highly turnover-prone and can run out of offensive options at times and this can be a huge drawback against a team with a lot of size and athleticism as they give Iran’s offense trouble, which is one of the best in Asia. Another concern is playing at the home court of Saudi Arabia which is of course going to boost the morale of KSA. Forwards like Gill Amyjot Singh, Prashant Singh, Aravind Annadurai will have to face some physical talent in Kadi and Almarwani, which can be a tough task. Will India gain a victory in their first battle of the Asia Cup Qualifying tournament or will the physical Saudi Arabia give them an early blow?
Home: Saudi Arabia
Match Timing: 20 August, @ 08:45 PM
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City
King Abdullah Sports City is the venue of the event, which is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
India| Saudi Arabia
Games: 00| 00
Wins: 00| 00
Defeats: 00| 00
Dream 11 Lineup
PG: K Gabar(SP)
SG: M Bek-Hafeez(PP), S P Singh-Sekhon
SF: V Bhriguvanshi, A Singh
PF: A Annadurai, M Tariq
C: A Alhawsawi
Aravind Annadurai (last match stats)
Khalid M Abdel Gabar (last match stats)
1. Khaled M Abdel Gabar
Khaled is a difficult player to guard at the perimeter as he showcases skills to finish inside, pop from mid-range, and also connect on long-range jumpers. He also has the excellent court vision and paints the picture of an all-around Guard. Gabar is a candidate as the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Aravind Annadurai
Aravind is a terrific offensive player and his excellent feet movement allows him to get a good position and finish with high-yielding strokes. He is also a terrific rebounder and can be chosen as a Pro-Player in the Dream 11 Fantasy scenario.
3. Mohammed Alsuwailem
Alsuwailem has a strong built and uses it to full effect finishing up-close or getting a rebounding position.
4. Muin Bek Hafeez
Muik at 6 feet 2 inches plays like a Forward at times and fights hard on the glass and in terms of finishing inside. Hafeez is going to be the “X Factor” for the Indian offensive and defensive game.
5. Musab Tariq M Kadi
Kadi is a highly energized player who can gobble up offensive rebounds while showing great finishing touch inside.
6. Amaan Sandhu
7. Mathna Almawarani
8. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi
BENCH: Singh Joginder, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Rajeev Kumar, Manoj Belur Manjunatha, Singh Jagdeep, Aravind Annadurai, Vivek Vinubhai Goti.
India Squad: Gill Singh Amyjot, Muin Bek Hafeez, Sahaij Pratap Singh Sekhon, Prasant Singh Rawat, Amaan Sandhu, Singh Joginder, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, Rajeev Kumar, Manoj Belur Manjunatha, Singh Jagdeep, Aravind Annadurai, Vivek Vinubhai Goti.
BENCH: Mohammed Adam A Alhosawe, Mohammed Almarwani, Mohammed Alsager, Jaber Kabe, Ahmed Almukhtar, Nassir Abo Jalas, Ali Shubayli.
Saudi Arabia Squad: Mohammed Alsuwailem, Musab Tariq M Kadi, Ayoub Alhawsawi, Mathna Almarwani, Khaled M Abdel Gabar, Mohammed Adam A Alhosawe, Mohammed Almarwani, Mohammed Alsager, Jaber Kabe, Ahmed Almukhtar, Nassir Abo Jalas, Ali Shubayli.
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