Pune will play against Delhi in a Zone A match at the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 tonight. Pune is falling off a loss against Gujarat and is set first in Zone A after having played 11 matches as of now. Delhi is falling off a close loss against UP and is set fifth with 15 points from 5 matches.
Delhi’s young raiding unit has gone to a gathering this season with Naveen Kumar scoring 39 points and Chandran Ranjit, their lead raider, scoring 41 points. The vigorous defense side picked up lighter purchases in the attacking division in this present season’s sale but the youthful raiders are gradually coming into their consistency. Meraj Sheykh’s poor form was an unforeseen issue that the side has confronted. Delhi has a great deal of capability with all due respect with any semblance of Ravinder Pahal in the right corner, Vishal Mane in the right cover and Captain Joginder Singh Narwal in the left corner. While the corners have terminated for the Delhi’s, Vishal Mane and Viraj Vishnu will hope to give better exhibitions in their separate positions.
The Pune team has entered into a mess with 3 successive losses and one reason is that their raiding unit has failed to meet the expectations. Nitin Tomar has only 19 points from the 3 matches and GB More and Monu have spared themselves from being embarrassed, however even they have been struggling. The Pune team should hope to address this issue and give Rajesh Mondal amazingly, one more chance to check whether he has got what the side needs. With Captain Girish Ernak being missing because of injury, Pune’s defense has looked powerless. Even though Sandeep Narwal came back to the lineup, the side figured out how to record just 10 tackles points and will look play with greater dominance in the upcoming matches. Ravi Kumar in the right cover has been great, scoring 10 points in the last 3 matches and will hope to proceed with his extraordinary show until the point when his Captain returns to wellness.
The two sides will search for a win tonight. Pune would like to break their losing streak and Delhi will expect to change over their beginnings and focus more into victories. The solid Delhi defense will hope to gain by Pune’s raiding hardships and will put weight on their stalwart, Nitin Tomar. Pune will with no uncertainty experiment with an alternate blend and will trust that their protection will party.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Delhi Team: (Captain) Joginder Narwal, Vishal Mane, Yogesh Hooda, Ravinder Pahal, Viraj Vishnu, Chandran Ranjit, Naveen Kumar
Pune Team: (Captain) Nitin Tomar, Ravi Kumar, Rinku Narwal, Monu, Sandeep Narwal, Shubham Shinde, Parvesh Bhainswal
Chandran Ranjit, Nitin Tomar, and Naveen Kumar
Nitin Tomar has been a major contributor in points for the Pune team as he has optimally scored a bulk of raiding points for the team. He will be expected to carry on with his legacy as being one of the top raiders in this season. Naveen and Chandran Ranjit have displayed a good partnership in the Delhi raiding frontier and have worked well mutually. Both had a Super 10 in their last match and will try to carry the same pace in tonight’s match against Pune.
Joginder Narwal, Ravi Kumar and Ravinder Pahal
Pahal has a stronghold in the Delhi’s defensive unit at the right corner position and will be hoped to deliver a strong performance against the Pune team tonight. Joginder Narwal is an experienced defender and the duo of Narwal and Pahal has combined well this season. Ravi Kumar has been a good fill in the absence of Ernak and has done quite well with his tackles and dashes.
The youthful Monu has been an asset for the Pune side and has given a lot to the team with his immaculate raids and defenses.
Match Prediction – Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Puneri Paltan
Delhi looks like the winner of tonight’s match.