A red-hot Haryana Steelers (fourth, 46 points) will look to continue their momentum, when they take Jaipur Pink Panthers (seventh, 38 points). This match #84 will take place at Kolkata. With the race for the playoffs heating up, this match is sure to be a close one.
The Steelers have won their last five matches and have won nine of their 13 in all. The Panthers are on the other side of the winning spectrum. They have lost their last four and have slid out of the top-six. However, Jaipur have defeated Steelers 37-21 earlier in the season and will be confident of regaining form.
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It is the performance of raider Vikash Khandola (97 raid points in ten matches) that is driving the Steelers. The consistency of captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan is a refreshing positive. With Prashanth Kumar Rai also impressing, the Steelers have been enjoying a good run.
For your fantasy picks, go no further than Vikash. He has been in great form and should make your side. Keep an eye on their support raider Vinay, who could be a good pick. Also of note could be Prashanth and Dharmaraj.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Preview
Jaipur need a win badly, to get off their poor losing run.They are still in chance with playoff qualification, but only if they improve. The experienced Deepak Niwas Hooda needs to rally his side to have any hopes.
When you are placing your fantasy picks, keep an eye on Amit Hooda. The experienced defender can be a star on his day. However, on an overall count, the Pink Panthers may struggle against the Steelers.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Vikash Khandola has been enjoying a very good season. He already has 97 raid points and has six Super 10s in just ten matches. Back him to deliver more fantasy points.
Prashanth Kumar Rai has been impressive for the Steelers this season. Raiding behind Vikash, he even picked a Super 10 in the previous match.
Deepak Niwas Hooda has 80 raid points in 13 matches this season. With 88 overall points to his name, he is in the top-10 point getters of the season. Another good performance could be in the offing.
Haryana Steelers: 1 Vikash Khandola 2 Naveen 3 Prashanth Kumar Rai 4 Sunil 5 Dharmaraj Cheralathan 6 Ashish Sangwan 7 Vikas Kale
Jaipur Pink Panthers: 1 Deepak Niwas Hooda 2 Nitin Rawal 3 Amit Hooda 4 Sandeep Dhull 5 Deepak Narwal 6 Nilesh Salunke 7 Sushil Gulia
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