We are down to the last two matches of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2018 season. In the Qualifier 2, it is the Gujarat Fortunegiants taking on the UP Yoddha at the SVP Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. The winners will play in the finals against the Bengaluru Bulls on Saturday.
The Fortunegiants failed to grab their first chance to make the finals, when they lost to Bengaluru Bulls 29-41 in the Qualifier 1. The Yoddha made it to this qualifier by defeating U Mumba (34-29) in Eliminator 1, before defeating Dabang Delhi K.C. 45-33 in Eliminator 3.
Gujarat were one of the strongest sides in the regular season. They topped Zone A with 93 points and 17 wins out of 22, losing just three. Their defense was their best suit during the regular season. However, they leaked points against the Bulls and managed just six tackle points. The raiding unit had a good game, with Sachin leading the tally with ten points, but the Fortunegiants will hope for a better outing in this do-or-die encounter.
UP are on an eight-match unbeaten streak that has taken them from the brink of qualifiers to the brink of finals. Their win against Delhi was a concentrated effort of improved defense and consistent raiding. With ten tackle points and 26 raid points, the Yoddha looked a part against Delhi and would look to continue the same against Gujarat.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Sachin was the only player who had a positive game in Gujarat’s loss to Bengaluru with ten raid points. In the regular season, he ended as the seventh-best player with 184 points in 21 games. Have him in your side, as he looks set for another Super 10 performance!
Rishank Devadiga wasn’t far off from Prashanth Kumar Rai, with an eight-point game against Delhi. He has picked up form at the right time and could be a trump card in your side!
Prashanth Kumar Rai had a very good outing against Dabang Delhi, scoring 13 points. Even in the regular season, he picked up 142 points in 20 games to be their top scorer. His form warrants a place in your fantasy XI.
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Gujarat Fortunegiants (probable seven): 1 Sunil Kumar 2 Sachin 3 Prapanjan 4 Rohit Gulia 5 Parvesh Bhainswal 6 Ruturaj Koravi 7 Hadi Oshtorak
UP Yoddha (probable seven): 1 Rishank Devadiga 2 Shrikant Jadhav 3 Prashanth Kumar Rai 4 Narender 5 Jeeva Kumar 6 Sachin Kumar 7 Nitesh Kumar