AUS-W vs NED-W: The top-ranked Netherlands side have a phenomenal record against their opponent for the fixture. Since 2013, they have won 14 out of 15 fixtures the two sides have been involved in while one ended in a draw. Netherlands would be looking to maintain domination over the hosts.
Hockeyroos are seeing their first fixture of the competition as a ‘great test.’ According to Australia Women’s Coach Paul Gaudoin, Netherlands are the best team in the world at the moment and it’s a great test for them to be facing them at the start of the competition.
Australia Women vs Netherlands Women squads
Australia Women Hockey squad: Hayley Padget,, Rachael Lynch, Sophie Taylor, Ashlee Wells, Lily Brazel, Edwina Bone, Emily Chalker, Jane Claxton, Madison Fitzpatrick, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Jodie Kenny, Ambrosia Malone, Kaitlin Nobbs, Brooke Peris, Grace Stewart, Mariah Williams and Georgia Wilson.
Netherlands Women 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.
AUS-W vs NED-W Dream11 Team
Australia fantasy picks: Emily Chalker, Jodie Kenny, Georgina Morgan
Netherlands fantasy picks: Malou Pheninckx, van den ASSEM Ireen, de GOEDE Eva, KREKELAAR Maartje, de WAARD Xan, MATLA Frederique