The home side Jaipur Pink Panthers take on the Gujarat Fortune Giants in the first match of the Jaipur leg of Pro Kabaddi 2019 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on Saturday, 21st September at 7:30 PM IST.
In the reverse fixture earlier this season, Jaipur beat Gujarat 22-19 in a low-scoring thriller.
Jaipur come off a 38-32 loss to UP Yoddha and lie 5 points off the Top 6. The Fortune Giants, meanwhile lost 34-30 to the league leaders Dabang Delhi KC in their last fixture.
Team News- Jaipur Pink Panthers
Deepak Niwas Hooda was at his best yet again picking up 11 raid points but it wasn't enough to stop the Panthers from losing the match. Other noteworthy performers were Sushil Gulia (5 raid points) and Vishal (3 tackle points) whose arrival strengthened the weak cover combination.
Due to the lack of raiding output, Ajinkya Pawar might get promoted to the Starting 7 while Pavan TR might miss out in his place.
Predicted Starting 7: Deepak Niwas Hooda (C), Nitin Rawal, Vishal, Amit Hooda, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Sushil Gulia and Pavan TR/ Ajinkya Pawar.
Team News- Gujarat Fortune Giants
Rohit Gulia's 13 raid points was the lone bright spark for Gujarat as Sachin Tanwar and GB More had a poor night in the raiding department. Pankaj in the left corner did a decent job while the rest of the defence failed.
Utility all-rounder Vinod Kumar who has been warming the bench or Sonu might replace GB More.
Predicted Starting 7: Sunil Kumar (C), Parvesh Bhainswal, Vinod Kumar/ Sonu, Rohit Gulia, Pankaj, Ruturaj Koravi and Sachin Tanwar.
Players to watch out for:
Jaipur- Sushil Gulia: The raider has managed to revive team-mates in key situations especially when facing an all-out. He has had a knack of getting Super Raids and can shine in this match.
Gujarat- Sachin Tanwar: Sachin hasn't been in great form but he'll be raring to go and get the raid points for his team and he can make a big comeback in this match.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Sachin Tanwar and Sushil Gulia are the only real raiding options available for this match although Sonu could become a good differential, if he starts.
All-Rounders: Deepak Niwas Hooda is a must-have in the all-rounders' column while Rohit Gulia, Nitin Rawal and Vishal are other options to choose.
Defenders: Sunil Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda and Parvesh Bhainswal are the premium defensive options for this match and any two of them will suffice. Ruturaj Koravi is a good budget option.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Sushil Gulia, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Sachin Tanwar, Amit Hooda, Ruturaj Koravi, Parvesh Bhainswal and Rohit Gulia.
Captain: Rohit Gulia Vice Captain: Deepak Niwas Hooda.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Sachin Tanwar, Sonu Jaglan, Vishal, Sushil Gulia, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Sandeep Dhull and Sunil Kumar.
Captain: Deepak Niwas Hooda Vice Captain: Sachin Tanwar.