A resurgent Delhi side will take on the Telugu Titans at the Patliputra Sports complex on Sunday. Dabang Delhi astonished everybody by defeating the defending champions Patna Pirates, the first defeat of the season for the defending champions Patna Pirates, on Saturday’s one-sided contest of Pro Kabaddi League season 4. The Rahul Chaudhari led Titans team looks threatening, after their win over the three-time finalist U Mumba. The season 2 semi-finalist looks refreshed heading into today’s battle.
The live streaming for the game between the Dabang Delhi vs Telugu will be available on starsports.com from 20:00 IST. The match will be telecasted live from Patliputra Sports complex and will be aired on Star Sports 2 (HD) in English and Star Sports 3 (HD) in Hindi.
The Delhi skipper Kashiling Adake’s omission from the squad against Patna Pirates seemed to be a blessing in disguise for the Delhi franchise, as Meraj Sheykh led the team successfully in his absence. The Iranian was very strong yesterday and due to his stellar all-round performance, the Pirates surrendered quickly. The athletic Meraj Sheykh will take on his former team in today’s encounter and faces an uphill battle with his old counterpart Rahul Chaudhari.
The defensive beast Sachin Shingade was rock solid against the Pirates showcasing strong ankle and thigh holds. Due to his impressive performance, the men from Delhi registered an emphatic victory against Patna. Selvamani and Prashanth Chavan should come good against the inexperienced Telugu defence, lead by Sandeep Narwal, on the right corner.
The Titans put a staggering performance against U Mumba on Wednesday, to end the home leg successfully. The best raider of Pro Kabaddi, Rahul Chaudhari looks destructive with 27 raid points in the 3 matches played at the Gachibowli indoor stadium. The skipper was ably supported by the new recruit Nilesh Salunke, who looked unstoppable against U Mumba with 8 raid points.
The youthful defence of Telugu Titans came to the party on Wednesday, despite Sandeep Narwal not being at his very best. The less fancied Sandeep Dhull and Vinod blocked both Anup Kumar and Rishank Devadiga in crucial raids. The in-form Meraj Sheykh along with Selvamani poses a strong threat for the Telugu defence in today’s encounter. Sandeep Narwal will come up against his former team-mate Deepak Narwal in the crunch tie.
The fact that Dabang Delhi never defeated the Titans in any of the past three seasons makes for a worrying reading. The stage is set for the Delhi franchise to cause an another upset by beating the Titans in today’s battle. It’s going to be a battle between Telugu’s fearsome attack against Delhi’s compact defence. Let’s see who comes out on top.Published 10 Jul 2016, 18:56 IST