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Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: The best playing 7 from the Haryana leg

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4.00K   //    15 Sep 2017, 15:02 IST

Haryana Steelers
The Haryana Steelers couldn't quite light up the mat at Sonepat

The Haryana leg ended with the home team - the Haryana Steelers winning two matches, drawing two and losing two. Haryana started the home leg well losing just one of their first four matches but a defeat and a tie in the final two matches of the leg soured their home leg a bit.

Their efforts in their home leg have helped them reach top of Zone A. The Haryana leg saw some youngsters turning in match winning performances The best 7 from the Haryana leg features a young corner combination, 2 of the best covers in business, costliest player of PKL, an experienced raider taking responsibility and a super star raider. 

Right Corner: Nitesh Kumar

Nitin Tomar, Jeeva Kumar, Nitesh Kumar and Rishank Devadiga
The UP Yoddha have really hit big on defence with Nitesh Kumar (second from right) stepping up to the plate

The young right corner scored a High 5 in each of the two matches he played at Sonepat cementing his reputation as one of the best up and coming corner defenders of PKL. The youngster dominated the raiders of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu with his vice like holds and also impressed with the timings and execution of his tackles.

He has now scored four High 5s, only Surender Nada has scored more in PKL 5. With the league now approaching the decisive phase, the form of Nitesh will be especially crucial in U.P Yoddha staying in the top three and making the playoffs.

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