In the first match of the Ahmedabad leg, hosts Gujarat Fortune Giants will take on the Tamil Thalaivas at the Arena by Transstadia, Ahmadabad on Saturday, 10th August at 7:30 PM IST as part of Pro Kabaddi 2019.
The visitors come fresh off a tie against U.P Yoddha on Thursday on the back of skipper Ajay Thakur's brilliance as despite his poor season, Thakur picked up a point on the buzzer final raid. Their defensive unit is quite strong, though it doesn't match up to the level of Gujarat and they will look to take the challenge to the hosts.
Gujarat, meanwhile, needed the five-day break after losing successive games, one each to U Mumba and Puneri Paltan and Manpreet Singh would have certainly taken the time to reinforce his point on certain mistakes the side has made.
With a fighting attitude and tremendous talent, it won't be a surprise to see Gujarat coming back with a win. With Akshay Kumar in attendance, this encounter promises to be a cracking contest.
Team News- Gujarat Fortune Giants
Gujarat's defeat was a massive result of their poor show on the defensive front as they picked just just 8 tackle points overall. For this game, Ruturaj Koravi in the right corner might make way for young Ankit, who impressed in the position as a substitute. The rest of the defensive unit seems pretty solid and should continue for this game.
The raiding unit is good enough as Sachin Tanwar, More GB and Rohit Gulia have shared the raiding duties pretty evenly among themselves.
Predicted Starting 7: Sunil Kumar(C), Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Ankit, Sumit and More GB.
Team News- Tamil Thalaivas
Young Ajeet's rather shaky performance against UP Yoddha cost them their win and his form will be the main concern for coach E Bhaskaran although he's likely to be persisted with thanks to his previous returns.
Otherwise, barring Ajay Thakur's poor raiding returns, the Thalaivas don't have much to worry about and the rest of the side can continue like they have till now.
Predicted Starting 7: Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul Chaudhari, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar and Ajeet.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Rahul Chaudhari, More GB, Rohit Gulia, Manjeet Chillar, Ajeet, Sumit and Parvesh Bhainswal.
Captain: Rahul Chaudhari Vice- Captain: More GB.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Ajay Thakur, Sachin Tanwar, Ran Singh, Manjeet Chillar, Mohit Chillar, Sumit and Ankit.
Captain: Manjeet Chillar Vice- Captain: Sachin Tanwar.Published 09 Aug 2019, 21:00 IST