The Gujarat Fortune Giants started strong in this contest as they raced away to an 8-4 lead before young Naveen Kumar came into his elements and put the Gujarat defenders under pressure. Chandran Ranjit also picked two important points in one raid as Dabang Delhi have jumped in the lead and have a three-point advantage going into the second half.
Dabang Delhi lead 14-11 over the Gujarat Fortune Giants as Naveen has been the top-scorer with five raid points to his name.
The Fortune Giants made an impressive start to the season with a 42-24 win over defending champions Bengaluru Bulls before they thrashed U.P Yoddha 44-19 in their second game.
Dabang Delhi K.C., who qualified into the qualifiers of the league for the first-ever time in the history of PKL have also enjoyed a fairy tale start to the season with wins from each of their three games thus far.
Although they have claimed thrilling one-point wins, first against the Telugu Titans and then against the Tamil Thalaivas, their ability to stave off stiff competition and come out on top has been the biggest positive of their campaign.
However, with Rohit Gulia claiming a Super 10 against UP Yoddha and proving his worth as a quality support raider, the core of Delhi's defensive unit will need to be at their very best to bring down the Gujarat raiders.
On Delhi's raiding front, Naveen Kumar has 32 raid points from three matches and will yet again lead the attack for his side while Chandran Ranjit and Meraj Sheykh could make an impact with their skill set.
Yet, the focus will be on Gujarat's cover defenders Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal, who have forged a potent alliance that has brought about it many points, bringing down the best of raiders in the past.
Both defenders have 8 tackle points from two games and will hold the key as they look to plot the downfall of Dabang Delhi's raiders.
Head to head record
Matches played: 6
Won by Gujarat Fortune Giants: 4
Won by Dabang Delhi: 1
What time will the match begin?
The match will begin at 7.30 PM IST at the Dome@NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai.Published 01 Aug 2019, 19:48 IST