VIVO Pro Kabaddi action moves to Nagpur as Puneri Paltan take on Dabang Delhi at the Mankapur Indoor Stadium.
Both the teams are coming into this encounter on the back of contrasting results from their last match. Pune, coming off a win against their state-rivals U Mumba in convincing fashion with a 33-21 score. Dabang Delhi, on the other hand lost their second match to Gujarat Fortunegiants after starting off with a win against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Dabang Delhi have the inconsistency of their skipper Meraj Sheykh to blame as he was off-color in the match against Gujarat. He did not score a single point and was off the mat for a total of around 13 minutes. Delhi need him to fire if they are to score a win against the well-rounded Puneri Paltan. Delhi will count on the seasoned experience of corner Nilesh Shinde and Bajirao Hodage to man the defense lines.
Puneri Paltan are a well-rounded unit with good balance in raiding and defending in the team. Deepak Hooda, the all-rounder captain has begun his captaincy run in good form against U Mumba, The defense is helmed by the experienced Dharmaraj Cheralathan who has Girish Ernak and Sandeep Narwal in support. Deepak Hooda will look to the assistance in raiding of Sandeep and Rajesh Mondal as they will look for their second win.
Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi Squads
Dabang Delhi – Meraj Sheykh (c), Nilesh Shinde, Bajirao Hodage, Abolfazl Maghsodlou, Rohit Baliyan, Sunil, Swapnil Shinde