Haryana Steelers recorded a convincing win over the Puneri Paltan side in their tournament opener of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2019. The Haryana-based franchise will now clash with the unbeaten Dabang Delhi K.C. in their 2nd game of the season.
Delhi have won both of their opening fixtures in the Hyderabad leg, and they would look to carry on their momentum in the Mumbai leg as well. However, the Steelers have always had the upper hand against Dabang Delhi and here's why they will make their record better tonight-
Why Haryana Steelers will win the match
Haryana Steelers have a very strong defense in season 7, who have the backing of their experienced coach, Rakesh Kumar. The fans saw in the game against Puneri Paltan how dangerous the defense of Haryana can be.
With big names like Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Parveen in the defensive unit, Haryana have the caliber of keeping the likes of Meraj Sheykh, Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjit quiet tonight.
Also, their marquee raider, Naveen showcased his fine form by scoring 14 points versus Pune. The team’s other raiders, Selvamani K. and Vinay need to support him tonight as Dabang Delhi’s defender Joginder Narwal is in terrific form.
With 2 ‘Best Defender of the Match’ awards in two games, Narwal is looking hungrier than ever. However, his teammate, Ravinder Pahal is in poor form and Haryana can take advantage of it. Pahal had 5 unsuccessful tackles to his name against Tamil Thalaivas. If he does not improve his performance tonight, Haryana will find it easy to go over the Dabang Delhi side.
So, if the secondary raiders support Naveen in the raiding attack, the winning streak of Dabang Delhi will surely come to an end tonight.Published 28 Jul 2019, 16:05 IST