Iran had the best of starts in their opening encounter against Korea by beating the latter 35-20. On the other hand, Argentina who were introduced to the sport in 2016 KWC and are not as good as Iran.
This will be the first meeting against two sides and a lot will be expected of Mohammed Malak who was the only player to get a high 5 on day 1 of Kabaddi masters. The left cover was spot on in his tackles with 6 tackle points and will be a threatening force against Argentina.
Iran played well together as a team and Argentina’s main threat in defense would be Mohammad Maghsoudlo who proved how important is his PKL experience on the bigger night by scoring 7 raid points.
Argentina are one of the least experienced sides in this tournament and Nahuel Villamayor will be their hope in terms of leading the side in raids. He was Argentina’s top raid point scorer (27) in KWC 2016. Argentina aren’t great defensively and it will be huge task ahead for them to stop Iran’s raid powerhouse.
Iran vs Argentina - Prediction
Iran will be clear-cut favorites ahead of the clash between the two sides in their first meeting at International level. But having 11 players in the current squad who already played in KWC 2016 could help Argentina in creating an upset.
Telecast and Streaming Details:
Match: Iran vs Argentina
Timing: 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time)
Venue: Al Wasl Sports Club, Dubai
Date: 23 June 2018
Television Channel: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
Live Stream: Hotstar, Jio TVPublished 23 Jun 2018, 10:40 IST