Pro Kabaddi 2019: Top 5 raiders from the Delhi Leg
VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019 has reached its mid-stage after the completion of the sixth leg at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, Delhi. The hosts Dabang Delhi K.C. turned out to be the most successful team at home this season, winning all of their matches in the home leg.
Dabang Delhi registered victories over Bengaluru Bulls (33-31), UP Yoddha (36-27), U Mumba (40-24), and Patna Pirates (38-35) to remain unbeaten at their home and cap off the most successful home leg by any team so far in Pro Kabaddi 2019.
The hosts Dabang Delhi K.C. and Haryana Steelers impressed the most with four and two wins respectively. Besides, teams such as the Telugu Titans, Puneri Paltan, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls also registered one victory each to their name.
Yet, big teams like season one champions Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Tamil Thalaivas, and Patna Pirates failed to obtain a win in the Delhi leg.
After the culmination of a memorable week, let's take a look at the top five raiders from the Delhi leg.
#5 Vikash Kandola (Haryana Steelers)
Matches Played - 2, Total Raid Points - 18
Vikash Kandola has emerged as a stalwart in the offense for Haryana Steelers this season. His efforts have led Haryana to be a dominant-side this season as the Steelers have seven wins out of 11 games.
Kandola scored a Super 10 against the consistent defense unit of Bengal Warriors with 11 raid points to his name and his efforts proved to be vital as Haryana defeated Bengal Warriors in a tight encounter by a 36-33 margin.
Haryana Steelers beat the Gujarat Fortune Giants 41-25 in their next encounter where the raiding duo of Kandola and Prashant Kumar Rai troubled Gujarat's mighty defense unit. Kandola scored seven raid points, including with a bonus point as he found decent support through Prashanth Rai, who finished with eight raid points.
Kandola has 79 points from nine matches so far and has also notched up a total of four Super 10s thus far in this edition of the PKL.