17:30 PM Match Preview
Let's start with the bad news
Li Meng is likely to miss the semi-final with Australia due to fever [tears] [tears] [tears], and the Chinese team will face a huge challenge.
Originally, Australia's strength is very strong, deep, the lineup is strengthened, and it has won medals in the World Cup and the Olympic Games many times, especially in the 2006 Women's Basketball World Cup, and Australia's strength cannot be underestimated.
The World Cup was held on home soil, and Australia brought back 42-year-old Lauren Jackson after the retirement of legendary center Campbell. The former top center of the world women's basketball team is regarded as the greatest player in the history of Australian basketball. Don't underestimate that she's 42 years old, but Jackson scored 12 points in 14 minutes of the win over Belgium and was very efficient offensively. Jackson has experienced hundreds of battles and strong confrontation ability, which is likely to cause great trouble for the Chinese women's basketball team.
The Australian team has 5 active WNBA players, compared to the Chinese women's basketball team only Han Xu and Li Yueru. Li Yueru is still only a marginal player, and the five WNBA players of the Australian women's basketball team are all important rotation players.
Sami Whitcomb played for New York Freedom, Rebecca Allen played for New York Freedom, Stephen Talbot and Magberger played for Seattle Storm, and Christie Wallace played for Atlanta Dream.
These 5 WNBA players are talented and need the Chinese women's basketball team to keep a good eye on them.
The Australian women's basketball team has a strong player in addition to these 5 WNBA players and Lauren Jackson.
Tolo is the top scorer in the Australian women's basketball team, averaging 11.3 points per game and 13 points and 6 rebounds in the game against Belgium.
Kayla George, who scored a team-high 19 points in the win over Belgium, grabbed nine rebounds and was also the team's highest. George is an inside substitute whose lethality cannot be ignored. That is to say, the Australian women's rebound bench is very strong, and George and Lauren Jackson's self-proclaimed twin towers may cause a lot of trouble for the Chinese women's basketball team.
The Australian women's basketball team has a strong rebounding ability, ranking second in this World Cup, averaging 46.2 rebounds per game, only behind the United States women's basketball team with unique physical talent (47.5 per game). The Chinese women's basketball team ranked fourth in 44.3 rebounds. Canadian women's basketball rebounds are third in 45.3.
The current rebounding ranking of the top four teams is exactly the top four in the World Cup. Rebounding is the lifeline, and that was proven at the World Cup. I believe that the rebounding competition in this game will be very fierce.
Although Australia is strong, the charm of the Chinese women's basketball team basketball team is still worth believing. This session of the Chinese women's basketball team, the playing rotation lineup is strong, the physical fitness is abundant, the defensive ability is outstanding, both the highly outstanding inner twin towers, and the lethal front, the outside organization is also more and more mature and confident, and it is completely possible to carry out real knives and real guns with Australia.
The two strong meet the brave one wins, and the two brave fight each other and the wise one wins. Zheng Wei, head coach of the Chinese women's basketball team, has strong observation ability and is good at rationally deploying the lineup to solve problems. The coaching team of the Chinese women's basketball team is also very good at mobilizing the state of the players, and it is a united and energetic team. It is believed that the Chinese women's basketball team will seize the historical opportunity, work tenaciously and hard, play the style and level of the Chinese women's basketball team, and dedicate a classic decisive battle for the fans.