Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants | Match Preview and Predicted Lineups
Puneri Paltan is coming off a 35-33 victory from behind over the Haryana Steelers. The raiders of Pune led a spirited comeback for the side from a half-time score of 8-23, a deficit of a huge 15 points to win the match for their team.
They scored 22 raid points with all-rounders Sandeep Narwal and GB More contributing 6 points apiece. Pune's captain, Girish Ernak was his side's top defender with 3 tackle points.
The Fortunegiants are coming off a 40-31 win over the Haryana Steelers courtesy a terrific defensive performance. Their defence contributed with 15 tackle points with Parvesh Bhainswal emerging the top defender for his side with yet another High-5 (6 points) in the season. Hadi Oshtorak, who replaced Ruturaj Koravi in the starting lineup, was impressive in the right corner position as he scored 3 tackle points off his 5 tackles.
The attack of the Fortunegiants did well enough to score 20 raid points in the match with Sachin scoring a Super-10 with his 10 raid points.
The Fortunegiants have defeated the Puneri Paltan both the times, Match 22 and Match 39, they have encountered each other in PKL 2018 with scorelines of 34-28 and 37-27 respectively.
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Key Battles to keep an eye on
#1 Monu (right raider) vs Sachin Vittala (left corner)
#2 Sachin (right raider) vs Girish Ernak (left corner)
Probable playing 7
Puneri Paltan: Girish Ernak (c), GB More, Monu, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Sandeep Narwal, Akshay Jadhav, and Ravi Kumar
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sunil Kumar (c), Sachin, Mahendra Rajput/Dong Geon Lee, K.Prapanjan, Parvesh Bhainswal, Hadi Oshtorak, and Sachin Vittala
When and where to watch: 20:00 IST on the Star Sports network and on digital streaming platform Hotstar.
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