Haryana have lost only once in the last 8 matches and that shows how settled their squad is. With 8 super 10s and a total of 142 points this season, Vikash Kandola remains Haryana’s best player. He has been truly helped by Haryana’s assisting raiders - Vinay, Naveen and Prashanth Kumar Rai, who have fetched points time and again.
Haryana haven’t faltered in the absence of their captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan. Covers Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale have been top notch so far. Sunil has also been a consistent performer for this side and if Cheralathan returns, they’ll be even tougher to beat.
Haryana look very stable at the moment but will we have a surprise in store when they take on UP Yoddha?
Haryana Steelers Form Guide: W L W D W
UP Yoddha have made the most of the second half of the season by securing 6 victories in the last 7 matches. Shrikant Jadhav’s rise has benefited the team immensely along with Surender Gill’s impressive display.
An injury to their star raider Monu Goyat must have put the Yoddhas under pressure but their players have handled the scenario very well under the watchful eyes of Rishank Devadiga.
Left corner Sumit has been the backbone of their defense and captain Nitesh Kumar has supported him very well. Ashu Singh and Amit are two very capable cover players who continue to rise with every passing game.
UP Yoddha Form Guide: W L W W W
Predicted Starting 7
Haryana Steelers: Vikash Kandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vinay, Vikas Kale, Sunil, Ravi Kumar, Dharmaraj Cheralathan/Kuldeep Singh
UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill, Sumit, Nitesh Kumar (C), Amit, Ashu Singh
Haryana’s in-form raiders will be the key in this contest. If they fetch points consistently, their defensive unit has the capability to maintain the lead.
UP Yoddha will need either Rishank Devadiga or Surender Gill to fire and provide Shrikant Jadhav with some handy support.
Haryana Steelers will enter the contest as the favourites to beat UP Yoddha.
Where and when to watch
Date: Saturday, 28th September 2019
Start time: 7:30pm IST
Venue: Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda