Pune’s match against UP is the last match of their home leg in this season. Pune have had a decent home leg up until now. They are on the highest point of the table of Zone A and will hope to keep up their position with amazingly, one more win. UP team is in the fourth place, having played 5 matches with 1 win, 1 loss, and 1 tie, which happened as of late against the Bengal team.
The UP team has gradually begun to gel together and their three principle raiders, Rishank, Shrikant Jadhav and Prashant Kumar Rai, are on 39, 38 and 39 individually. This demonstrates the balance they have a stroke in their attacking unit and they will be a solid attacking side when they go up against Pune in hope to break their defense which has looked strong up until now. Protectively, they needed to change designs when their star cover defender Jeeva Kumar couldn’t highlight in their strategy because of injury. All-rounder Sagar Krishna in the right cover and the young right corner player Nitesh Kumar has worked superbly in initiating the defense, furnishing 14 points.
Amit and Narender have been pivoted among different alternatives for the left cover and left-corner, the two of which have been the UP team’s powerless connection this season. This was clear when raiders like Pradeep and Maninder, who are mostly right raiders, could without much of a stretch pick points off their corners.
Pune have been extraordinary this season to a great extent because of Nitin Tomar, who is in excellent form this season having scored 6 Super 10s from 9 matches. He has been upheld well by Monu, Akshay Jadhav, and GB More. The attacking unit from Pune has dependably figured out how to get points, particularly in stressful circumstances. Protectively, they have been great this season after an underlying battle. Girish, the Captain, has been splendid in his job in the left corner or cover. Ravi Kumar, the right side cover, has been in form and has scored 20 and has turned into a fundamental part of this side. Rinku Narwal and Shubham Shinde have looked normal in their jobs on the left and right corner and will hope to give more definitive performances. While Pune will hope to finish off their home leg with a win, the UP team will hope to change over their decisive games wins and handle the lead better and make progress towards the highest point of the table in Zone B.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune Team: (Captain) Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar, Shubham Shinde, Monu, Ravi Kumar, Akshay Jadhav, More GB
UP Team: (Captain) Rishank Devadiga, Nitesh Kumar, Prashant Kumar Rai, Sagar Krishna, Narender, Amit, Shrikant Jadhav
GB More, Shrikant Jadhav, and Nitin Tomar
Jadhav’s pace has made multiple oppositions absolutely purposeless. More has a wonderful show against the Tamil team ending with 10 points acquisition. More’s pairing with Tomar will be a power packed one and an interesting strategy to seek.
Shubham Shinde, Girish Ernak and Nitesh Kumar
Ernak had a relatively average performance in the last two games and would be hoping to improve. Shinde has done well and justified all the chances that were given to him so far. Nitesh Kumar from UP will be a tough fighter against Nitin Tomar for sure in tonight’s match.
Monu has been so far so good in exhibiting a decent performance against Tamil and would be pitching in to get back in shape while he confronts the UP team tonight.
Match Prediction – Pune vs UP
Pune certainly will strive to maintain their position in the chart by securing a victory in tonight’s match too.