Jaipur Pink Panthers will host Telugu Titans in the final match of the Jaipur leg. The Panthers stand on the brink of entering the top half of the table, but they will have to overcome a stern challenge from the gritty Telugu Titans to achieve the same.
Jaipur tasted success for the first time in the last 10 games as they beat Puneri Paltan. Deepak Hooda and Deepak Narwal were fabulous in that match as both scored a super 10. Star raider Nilesh Salunkhe also chipped in with a valuable total of seven points. The handy support from Deepak Narwal will give a massive boost to Jaipur as they look to book their place in the playoffs.
The Panthers will breathe a sigh of relief as their defence delivered when it mattered. Corners Amit Hooda and Sandeep Dhull scored four points each, after a poor outing in the last few games. But Jaipur have made many changes in the cover region and must soon find a stable combination going ahead.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Form Guide : W L D L L
For the second time in a row, Telugu Titans were inches away from securing a victory but weren’t able to put the finishing touches. Siddharth Desai has fetched majority of the points for this team and he will have a big role to play once again in this must-win match against Jaipur.
Rajnish Dalal has been a great addition to this side as of late. The support provided by him is exactly what this team was looking for. All-rounder Rakesh Gowda and Farhad Milaghardan have also been regular performers in the last few games and their contributions will matter a lot.
Captain Abozar Mighani picked up a High 5 in the last game, but his partner Vishal Bharadwaj looked unconvincing. The left corner was a part of a lot of advance tackles that leaked valuable points.
The Titans have to tackle in unison and that aspect of their play has been missing in this season so far.
Telugu Titans Form Guide: L D L L L
Predicted Starting 7
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda (C), Deepak Narwal, Nilesh Salunkhe, Vishal, Santhapanaselvam, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda
Telugu Titans: Siddharth Desai, Rajnish Dalal, Farhad Milaghardan, C Arun, Rakesh Gowda, Vishal Bharadwaj, Abozar Mighani (C)
With their raiders in good form, Jaipur might drop Sushil Gulia and Nitin Rawal from the starting 7. They have gained more from the inclusion of Nilesh and Deepak Narwal.
Siddharth Desai will be the key to success for Telugu Titans. His running kicks have been a treat to watch. Also, Jaipur’s cover players haven’t been that effective and hence Siddharth could target them.
Jaipur Pink Panthers are expected to beat Telugu Titans and end their home leg on a winning note.
Where and when to watch
Date: Friday, 27th September 2019
Start time: 8:30 pm IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda