JOR vs MEX Match Update: Jordan and Mexico will face each other in a crucial Group C match of the FIBA World Cup 2023 on Saturday, September 2. Both teams are looking for their first win in the tournament after losing their opening games. Here is a preview of the match, along with the Dream11 team prediction.
- Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
- Time: 6:00 PM IST
- Venue: TBC
- Live Streaming: FIBA YouTube Channel
Jordan vs Mexico: Head-to-Head
Jordan and Mexico have met twice before in the FIBA World Cup, with Mexico winning both times. The first encounter was in 2010, when Mexico defeated Jordan 94-81 in the group stage. The second meeting was in 2019, when Mexico edged out Jordan 73-70 in the classification round.
Jordan vs Mexico: Team News
Jordan will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing loss to Saudi Arabia in their first game. Jordan, ranked third in Asia and 41st in the world, were stunned by the Saudis, who are making their debut in the FIBA World Cup. Jordan’s star player, Ali Jamal, had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, but it was not enough to prevent the upset. Jordan will need to improve their defense and shooting efficiency to challenge Mexico.
Mexico, on the other hand, will be looking to build on their spirited performance against Argentina in their opener. Mexico, ranked second in Americas and 25th in the world, gave Argentina a tough fight before losing 84-77. Mexico’s leading scorer was Gustavo Ayon, who had 23 points and nine rebounds. Mexico will need to maintain their intensity and consistency to overcome Jordan.
Jordan vs Mexico: Key Players
Jordan: Ali Jamal is the key player for Jordan, as he is their most experienced and versatile player. Jamal, a power forward, can dominate the paint with his rebounding and scoring skills. He also has a decent mid-range and three-point shot. Jamal averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.
Mexico: Gustavo Ayon is the key player for Mexico, as he is their most accomplished and influential player. Ayon, a center, has played in the NBA, EuroLeague, and Liga ACB. He is a strong presence on both ends of the court, with his ability to score, rebound, block, and pass. Ayon averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game in the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 qualifiers.
Jordan vs Mexico: Dream11 Team Prediction
Based on the current form and statistics of the players, here is the Dream11 team prediction for the Jordan vs Mexico match:
Point Guard: Paul Stoll (MEX) Shooting Guard: Pako Cruz (MEX), Sami Bzai (JOR) Small Forward: Gabriel Giron (MEX), Amin Abu Hawwas (JOR) Power Forward: Ali Jamal (JOR) (SP) Center: Gustavo Ayon (MEX) (PP)
Note: SP stands for Star Player and PP stands for Pro Player.