England vs New Zealand Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 | England vs New Zealand
By hook or by crook, England have finally made their way to the next round of Odisha Hockey World Cup 2018 and their next date is with the Black sticks New Zealand who finished 3rd in Pool A.
In a group comprising the reigning champions Australia, the English side finished on the second place right behind Australia with 1 win, 1 loss and a draw.
Their only win came in their last match against the neighbours Ireland and that win showed the exit gate to the Irish side. England came into this tournament well prepared but have not shown the grit they possess in their line-up.
With the tournament reaching its business end, it is definitely a now or never sort of situation for them and they should come into this contest with their ‘A’ game.
The Black sticks opened their World Cup campaign with a promising win over the newbies France 2-1. They were placed in a group which included the Rio Olympics champions Argentina, debutant France and the ever-improving Spanish side.
They were expected to finish second after Argentina, but they managed to clinch the third spot after drawing levels against Spain 2-2 in their final group encounter.
With some big match winners in their side, this encounter looks promising for them and they would be itching to get going here.
Let us delve into the ENG vs NZ Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: December 10, 05:00 PM, IST
Where: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
England: Sam Ward, Liam Sanford, Adam Dixon, Mark Gleghorne, Harry Gibson, Will Calnan, George Pinner Phil Roper, Michael Hoare, Jack Waller, Luke Taylor, David Condon, Harry Martin, David Ames, James Gall, Ian Sloan, Barry Middleton, Zach Wallace.
New Zealand: Nic Woods, Kane Russell, Hugo Inglis, Shea McAleese, Marcus Child, Stephen Jenness, Dominic Newman, Nick Ross, Arun Panchia, Blair Tarrant, Jared Panchia, George Enersen, Cory Bennett, George Muir, Richard Joyce, Hayden Phillips, Dane Lett, Aidan Sarikaya.
New Zealand: Richard Joyce(GK), Cory Bennet, Nic Woods, Shea McAleese, Marcus Child, Kane Russell, Stephen Jenness, Hugo Inglis, Hayden Phillips, Blair Tarrant, George Muir.
England: George Pinner(GK), Liam Sanford, Liam Ansell, David Ames, Zachary Wallace, Phil Ropher, Ian Sloan, Mark Gleghorne, Adam Dixon, Barry Middleton, James Gall.
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England: Liam Ansell, James Gall, M Hoare and D Ames are the players to rely upon.
New Zealand: For the Black Sticks, forwards H Inglis, Stephen Jenness, defenders Kane Russell and Blair Tarrant.