Two teams stuck in the bottom four of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 will fight in match #25. Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas will both hope for full points and a boost to their flagging campaigns. This match will be played on Sunday at the Pataliputra Sports Complex.
Both teams are coming off losses, which makes winning this game important. In fact, the Steelers have lost their last two and have five points in three matches. The Thalaivas are only marginally better, with seven points from three games. Winning key moments could be a challenge for both the teams, something which they failed in the season so far.
Haryana Steelers Preview
The youngster Naveen has been leading their raiding, as the absence of Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vikash Khandola is hurting the Steelers. The support is fair enough, but the Steelers are looking short of experience at key moments.
Defensively, captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan remains their star player, with Sunil excelling in the right corner. However, Vikas Kale and Parveen continue to struggle in the cover position. Furthermore, Kuldeep’s poor starts continue to pull the Steelers down.
Tamil Thalaivas Preview
Two losses by close margins have put the Thalaivas in a spot of bother, although they were unlucky to lose those two. Star raider Ajay Thakur is yet to contribute and that has been a massive dent for their chances.
The experienced five-star all-rounder Manjeet Chhillar has been leading the show in the defence. Ran Singh has looked energetic too, leaving very little to worry in the cover positions. It is the experienced players, including Shabeer Bapu, who are yet to fire for the Thalaivas.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Naveen has 26 points from three games and has been leading the raiding department for the Steelers. After a poor previous game, he will look to be back among the points.
Manjeet Chhillar has15 tackle points so far. More than the points, it is his aggression and leadership that’s helping the Thalaivas.
Rahul Chaudhari has 21 raid points from his three games so far. Not a bad return, but Rahul would be itching to put up a better performance.
Haryana Steelers: 1 Dharmaraj Cheralathan 2 Sunil 3 Vinay 4 Naveen 5 Selvamani K 6 Vikas Kale 7 Parveen
Tamil Thalaivas: 1 Ajay Thakur 2 Rahul Chaudhari 3 Shabeer Bapu 4 Ran Singh 5 Mohit Chhillar 6 Ajeet
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