Puneri Paltan stands at the 10th position with a win and a loss at their home leg thus far. Tamil Thalaivas at the 12th spot have remained winless in the past ten outings and will look to win all remaining matches from here on to qualify for the playoffs.
Pune made a comeback in the first half against the Tamil Thalaivas after they were brought down to just three people by the Tamil raiders. With a Super Raid by Pankaj Mohite, Pune were leading 18-12, taking a comfortable lead against the visitors.
Manjeet Dahiya has scored the most raid points for Puneri Paltan with 82 raid points in 16 matches so far. Pankaj Mohite has had an outstanding debut season as the support raider of the team. Nitin Tomar will look to steadily continue his regained momentum as this raiding trio will take on the Thalaivas' experienced defense.
'Showman' Rahul Chaudhari has scored 105 raid points in 16 matches for the Thalaivas. V Ajith Kumar has provided decent support to the team with 67 raid points in 13 outings thus far. While the return of the skipper Ajay Thakur remains doubtful, Victor Obiero would be a handy all-rounder to the team.
PO Surjeet Singh has scored 42 tackle points in 16 matches for Puneri Paltan. Hadi Tajik and Girish Ernak will be the dependable corner defenders for the team. Jadhav Shahji Balasaheb will serve as the right cover for the team.
Manjeet Chhillar has 37 tackle points for Tamil Thalaivas. Mohit Chhillar with 36 tackle points will be the right corner defender for the side with Ran Singh looking to improve his numbers. The team management will have to look for a solid right cover for the team to aid the defense.
Can Puneri Paltan manage their second win at home? Or will Tamil Thalaivas end their losing streak tonight?
Head To Head Record
Puneri Paltan: 1
Tamil Thalaivas: 1
Previous Meeting in Season 7: Match Tied (31-31).
Time and Date: 8:30 PM IST (18th September 2019)
Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
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