ESP vs POL Dream11: Having won the opening game, Spain will look to keep the momentum with another win in EuroBasket qualification round when they host Poland at Zaragoza, Pabellon Principe Felipe on Sunday night.
Spain are the no-2 Basketball team in the world and they did their ranking no harm in the opening game as, despite being shorthanded due to the unavailability of superstar players who are pre-occupied with their respective NBA teams, they did find no trouble in seeing out the Romania team in the first game. With that win, the Spanish team is now leading Group A.
Poland, meanwhile, are coming into this game on the back of a defeat in their opening game against Israel. They could have done without that result, for now, they face the mighty Spanish team and know a defeat here will be catastrophic.
Teams: Spain and Poland
Venue: Zaragoza, Pabellon Principe Felipe
Match Timing: February 23, @ 10:30 PM
Spain vs Poland team news:
Spain: Though Spain have listed no player as out of this game, they remain without some key players due to different reasons.
Players such as Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Serge Ibaka, Willy Hernangomez, Juancho Hernangomez, and Alex Abrines, to name a few, are not available due to their involvement with their respective NBA teams.
While players currently representing teams in EuroLeague, especially on Real Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia Basket roster, are not available either.
Poland: Eight players from the team that reached the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup last summer have been named for the FIBA EuroBasket 2021 Qualifiers. Lukasz Kolenda, shooting guard Michal Michalak, small forward Jaroslaw Zyskowski and power forward Tomasz Gielo are also on the roster.
As for the major absentees, Mateusz Ponitka has been ruled out due to a knee injury, while the captain Adam Waczynski has opted out of the qualifiers because of the need to rest.
Spain vs Poland starting five:
Spain: Sebastian Saiz, Carlos Alocen, Xavier Rabasceda, Danie Diez, Javier Beiran
Poland: Michal Sokolowski, Aaron Cel, A. J. Slaughter, Michal Michalak, Damian Kulig
Grand League tips:
Spain: Carlos Alocén, Víctor Arteaga, Johathan Barreiro, Javier Beirán, Darío Brizuela, Alberto Díaz, Dani Díez, Osas Ehigitor, Jaime Fernández, Rubén Guerrero, Nacho Llovet, Xabi López Arostegui, Tyson Pérez, Xavi Rabaseda, Sebas Saiz, Rodrigo San Miguel, Santi Yusta
Poland: Aleksander Balcerowski, Aaron Cel, Tomasz Gielo, Karol Gruszecki, Adam Hrycaniuk, Lukasz Kolenda, Lukasz Koszarek, Damian Kulig Michal Michalak, AJ Slaughter, Michal Sokolowski, Jaroslaw Zyskowski
ESP vs POL Dream11 teams:
PG: Slaughter (SP)
SG: Brizuela, Rabaseda, Gruszecki
PF: D Diez
C: Saiz, Hrycaniuk
PG: Slaughter (SP), R S Mugiel
SG: Brizuela, Rabaseda
SF: J Beiran
PF: A Cel
C: Kulig, Hrycaniuk