Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers, new entrants in PKL lock horns again after their previous encounter ended in a draw.
The last fixture for the teams was against each other back in Hyderabad, and that match went down to the wire, ending in 27-27 tie.A�Even though Gujarat led at half-time, the Steelers came from behind as both teams took home 3 points each.
The Fortunegiants sit third in the Zone A standings after picking 8 points from 2 matches with a win and tie. The team is coming together under Sukesh Hegdea��s leadership with Mahendra Rajput and Sachin putting up a good display with him in the raiding department. The defence corners show a look of consistency with Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani holding their own to head the defence, aided by youngsters Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal.
Haryana Steelers had picked up 4 points from 2 matches after a loss and a tie, but the solid defensive partnership between captain Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar has been their strength. Vikash Khandola has been a revelation for the Steelers alongside the experienced Surjeet Singh, who picked up 13 points between them the last time the team met this season. Wazir Singh looks a bit out of form but with a long season ahead, he has time to get his raiding chops back.
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers Starting 7
Gujarat Fortunegiants – Sukesh Hegde (c), Fazel Atracheli, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin, Abozar Mighani, Rakesh Narwal, Sunil Kumar
Haryana Steelers – Surender Nada (c), Mohit Chillar, Vikash Khandola, Wazir Singh, Neeraj Kumar, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Rakesh Singh Kumar