Pune will play against the Gujarat squad in a Zone A match of PKL 2018 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune tonight at 8 PM.
Pune won the match with 35-33 triumph leaving behind their counterpart, Haryana. The raiders of Pune drove a vivacious rebound for the side from a half-time score of 8-23, a deficiency of an enormous 15 to win the match for their group. They scored 22 raid points with all-rounders Sandeep Narwal and More GB contributing 6 points each. Pune’s Captain, Girish Ernak was the best defender for his side with 3 tackle points.
Gujarat had a huge victory by 40-31 against Haryana, graciousness of the stupendous defensive performance. Their defense contributed with 15 tackle points with Parvesh Bhainswal developing the best defender for his side with one more High-5 (6 points) this season. Hadi Oshtorak, who replaced Ruturaj Koravi in the beginning lineup, was great in the right corner position as he scored 3 tackle points off his 5 tackles. The raiding unit of the Gujarat team did all around well to score 20 raid points in the match with Sachin scoring a Super-10 with his 10 raid points. The Gujarat team has crushed the Pune side on both the occasions of Match 22 and Match 39 that they have played against each other in PKL 2018 with score lines of 34-28 and 37-27 respectively.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune Team: (Captain) Girish Ernak, Monu, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, More GB, Sandeep Narwal, Akshay Jadhav, Ravi Kumar
Gujarat Team: (Captain) Sunil Kumar, Sachin Tanwar, Mahendra Rajput/Dong Geon Lee, Parvesh Bhainswal, Hadi Oshtorak, Sachin Vittala, K Prapanjan
Sachin Tanwar, Akshay Jadhav and More GB
More is the person to rely upon from Pune’s side in the absence of their star raider Nitin Tomar. Akshay is the raiding all rounder for Pune again who is adept in scoring under stressful conditions. Sachin Tanwar from Gujarat, has performed well as a raider for his side scoring Super 10s consecutively in previous matches.
Parvesh Bhainswal and Girish Ernak
Parvesh has been the best defender scoring enormously for his side in the cover position for Gujarat. Girish who had been slumpy off late, has looked good in his last match and will be hoped to maintain his form.
Sunil Kumar and Monu
Sunil, Gujarat’s captain has been a good all-rounder leading the side to victories. Monu’s utilization will be imperative as he will be the capable third raider for their side and will have his contribution to defense as well.
Match Prediction – Pune vs Gujarat
Gujarat seems more confident to emerge as tonight’s match winner.