UBA Pro Basketball League Season 3: On a maiden high, Punjab Steelers have a lot to prove
Nothing to lose, everything to prove, is what the Punjab Steelers think tank and their boys must be wanting as they take on the former champions Chennai Slam in the final of the third edition of the UBA Professional Basketball League at the badminton hall, Balewadi sports complex in Pune on Friday.
"They are a good side and we also have good players, but going by the Chennai’s campaign in all the three seasons, they definitely are a better side,” said Gurkirpalk Singh, the Punjab coach of the side who are making their maiden entry in the summit clash in this level of championship.
There is no dispute on this statement as Chennai after their defeat at the hands of hosts Pune in their opener have come back very strong, and should make it with this glittering trophy which is at stake.
"Their bench strength is as good as their regular players, and that gives them an advantage. But, we Irakoze Kavakure Bryan, the Nigerian, along with Harmeed Singh are the pillars of my team, and if they come good we will give them run for their money,” said the Gurkripal Singh about the strength.
Going by what the Punjab coach’s statement, it is very true that the tussle will be between two against the five. “My boys are still in the molding process I only hope they come good in the best of the three final.
Bryan has been in good nick and I am sure Bryan who is doing his engineering in Pune should come good," said the coach of Bryan who has been the main live wire of the side.
The coach further added, "But here Bryan is a doubtful starter after his groin injury to his right keen and Sagar Joshi added in the injury list with viral fever. Let’s hope that these two guys get well and are on the court on Friday. If these two of my players are fit I am sure we will have a good match on hand,’ said Singh.