The Steelers have really turned their poor start around and have won three on the spin, including a well-fought 36-33 triumph over UP Yoddha. They are placed 6th on the points table.
The Titans meanwhile have managed to get off the bottom of the table and have 1 win and 2 ties from 8 games, and last featured in a 29-29 tie against Bengal and are placed 11th in the points table.
Team News - Haryana Steelers
The Steelers looked in control of the match against UP and Vikash Khandola will have Prashanth Kumar Rai to partner him in the raiding duties for Haryana. Vikash has taken the lead and has been ably supported by young Vinay. However, with the talented Naveen on the bench, Vinay could see his place in danger if he doesn't perform.
Defensively, Haryana have looked good and Sunil in the right corner has been brilliant. The rest of the defense including left cover Ravi Kumar have been solid and no changes are expected.
Predicted Starting 7: Dharmaraj Cheralathan (C), Sunil, Vinay, Vikash Khandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vikas Kale and Ravi Kumar.
Team News - Telugu Titans
The Titans raiders were very quiet against Bengal, with Suraj Desai top-scoring with 7 raid points from 19 raids as Siddharth yielded another paltry 4 points. Amit Kumar, the other raiding option contributed 2 tackle points but blanked when it came to raids and the Titans must consider bringing in Armaan or Rakesh Gowda into the side.
They were decent in the defense with right cover Farhad Milaghardhan shining with 3 points as Vishal and C Arun grabbed 2 apiece. Skipper Abozar Mighani in the right corner had another bad night with just 1 tackle point.
Predicted Starting 7: Abozar Mighani (C), Vishal Bhardwaj, Siddharth Desai, Suraj Desai, Farhad Milaghardhan, C. Arun/ Krushna Madane, and Armaan.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Sachin Tanwar and Siddharth Desai should be a constant in both teams while one of Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani should suffice. The same goes for the Gujarat cover defenders Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar. The likes of Ankit will free up budget for more costly picks like Rohit Gulia. Sachin, Siddharth, and Rohit will be good captaincy options for this match.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Vikash Khandola, Siddharth Desai, Suraj Desai, Farhad Milaghardhan, Vikas Kale, Sunil and Abozar Mighani.
Captain: Vikash Khandola Vice- Captain: Siddharth Desai.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Vikash Khandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vinay, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Farhad Milaghardhan and Sunil.
Captain: Prashanth Kumar Rai Vice- Captain: Vishal Bhardwaj.Published 18 Aug 2019, 09:30 IST