It is tight at the top in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7, as teams jostle for playoff places. Match #100 will see Jaipur Pink Panthers (seventh, 43 points) take on Gujarat Fortunegiants (tenth, 35 points) looking to get back into the top-six. This match will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.
The hosts are winless for nearly a month, losing six of their last seven matches. However, they have won 22-19 against Gujarat earlier in the season. The Fortunegiants are in poor form themselves, losing ten of their last 13. Indeed, Gujarat are without a win in four matches losing their last three.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Preview
It has been a slide for Jaipur that has hampered their chances. While they were hovering around the top-three for a long time, the recent run of losses pulled them down. All is not lost, but they need to pick up full points. Captain Deepak Niwas Hooda with 120 points in 16 matches remains their best bet.
Beyond Hooda, there aren’t any enterprising fantasy picks from Jaipur. Sandeep Dhull with 58 points at left corner is a good choice, although not pathbreaking. Keep an eye on all-rounder Nitin Rawal, who could get more chances to show his worth.
Gujarat Fortunegiants Preview
The double defending runners-up have been way below par this season. With no players in the top-ten scorers list, Gujarat have looked poor on the mat. Only all-rounder Rohit Gulia with 93 points from 16 matches is close to making an impression.
Among others, Sachin Tanwar can be a good choice to add to his 79 points from 14 matches. Raider GB More has been inconsistent and selecting him could be a tight ropewalk. Overall, the low confidence in the Gujarat camp is playing against them.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Deepak Niwas Hooda has 110 raid points in 16 matches that he played for Jaipur. Beyond the points, his leadership adds great value to your fantasy side.
Rohit Gulia has been Gujarat’s lone success this season, with 89 raid points from 16 matches. He looks primed to add more points against Jaipur.
Sandeep Dhull is the best defender of the season with 57 tackle points. He also has five Super 5s from 16 matches. A very good fantasy pick.
Jaipur Pink Panthers: 1 Deepak Niwas Hooda 2 Sushil Gulia 3 Vishal 4 Sandeep Dhull 5 Amit Hooda 6 Ajinkya Pawar 7 Nitin Rawal
Gujarat Fortunegiants: 1 Rohit Gulia 2 Sachin Tanwar 3 Pankaj 4 Vinod Kumar 5 Sunil Kumar 6 G B More 7 Ruturaj Koravi
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