In the second match of the twofold header arranged for Tuesday evening, the best set group of Zone A, Team Pune would clash against the bottom set group of Zone B, the Tamils. The match would be played today. Yesterday being a League’s rest day, none of the teams were seen in action.
Pune would take certainty from the victory against the Bengaluru team held on October 21, and the special reward would be the way that the group’s young weapons Shubham Shinde, Rinku Narwal and Akshay Jadhav, all contributed pivotal points to the group’s overall count. The Pune team would search for a fourth sequential win and would go hard and fast on the tangle, with the correct mix of understanding and youngsters in the squad to broaden their run for the victory.
On the other hand, the Tamil team would hope to get control over their 5 consecutive loss streaks with a win, to ensure that they demonstrate their value to their depreciators and move out of the lowest position in the Zone B standings. After an unequivocal win on the premiere night, Tamil has slipped into five straight losses. But following a six days rest, they will expect to break the run of defeats and kick-start a decent running of results beginning with a victory against the much in form Pune team. Athul MS ought to be played in the front of some other raiders as a help to Ajay Thakur. Athul has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he merits a place in the beginning lineup. His 30 attack points from 5 matches make him the second most astounding Tamil raider in this season and are evidence in itself to hold a place in the playing 7. D Gopu, demonstrated a superior judgment and was unequivocal in his tackles in the match against the Bengaluru team, and deserves a shot in the beginning lineup too; however, it will be dubious to get Gopu in the squad as he supports the right corner position which is already engaged by Amit Hooda.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune Team: (Captain) Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar, Akshay Jadhav, Monu, Ravi Kumar, Shubham Shinde, Rajesh Mondal/GB More
Tamil Team: (Captain) Ajay Thakur, Athul MS, Darshan J, Sunil, Amit Hooda/D Gopu, Manjeet Chillar, Surjeet Singh/Sukesh Hegde
Athul MS, Akshay Jadhav, and Nitin Tomar
Akshay Jadhav has been a powerful raider for the Pune team and he has displayed an all rounding performance so far. We would expect the same show from him in the evening’s match too. Tomar’s excellent performance has not gone ignored in this season and the young raider would be expected to unleash his wild form in this evening’s match too. Athul has evolved as a top player and he will be expected to cast his spell on the young raiders from the opposition with his spells and tricks.
Both Hooda and Ernak who have been considered to be the best defenders, has displayed poor shows in their previous matches. Ernak shockingly did not pick up any point in their battle against the Bengaluru team and he is presumed to make a comeback with the evening’s match and will definitely try to enhance his performance in the evening’s match with a splendid performance.
Manjeet Chillar and Monu
Monu’s extraordinary performance has raised the Pune team to the top charts and the youngster will be expected to unleash his magic in the evening’s match too by keeping a tight check on the Tamil defenders. Chillar will play a crucial role in the match as Ajay’s injury might compel him to change his tactics for the evening’s play and Chhillar would be needed to fill the void.
Match Prediction – Pune vs Tamil Nadu
The buck indeed stops with the Pune team after their astonishing previous wins. They would be hoped to bag this victory too in the evening’s clash with the Tamils.