The Tamil Thalaivas will continue the search for their maiden home leg victory when they square off against the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the second game on day 4 of the Chennai leg at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium as a part of VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019.
Ajay Thakur has put his poor show behind to pick 5 points while the others have not come to the party. Howver, the home team have the two-point advantage and will be keen on continuining their positive run which could see them pick up their first win of the home leg.
After losing their first match against the Bengaluru Bulls, the Thalaivas eked out a 31-31 tie against the Puneri Paltan and will be hoping for a win tonight. Jaipur Pink Panthers will be hoping to rectify their errors after only their second loss of the season and continue their stay on the top of the table.
'Showman' Rahul Chaudhari is the top scorer for Thalaivas with 52 raid points in eight matches. The team have unearthed some top talent through V Ajith Kumar, who turned the game in their favor against Pune with eight raid points. Ajay Thakur will look to improve his numbers tonight and aid Rahul Chaudhari on the raiding front.
Deepak Niwas Hooda has yet again been consistent for Jaipur with 64 raid points at an average of 8 raid points per game. Nitin Rawal will be serving the team as a Do or Die raider along with Deepak Narwal as a support raider.
For the Thalaivas, Manjeet Chhillar missed the previous game against the Puneri Paltan owing to an elbow injury. He is the top defender for the Thalaivas this season with 26 tackle points and could be backed to return to match fitness for the game tonight. Ran Singh and Mohit Chhillar have been decent so far as the corner defenders along with Ajeeth, who has supported his partners with some strong tackles.
Left corner Sandeep Dhull, who has been the biggest success story for Jaipur has the orange arm-band with 31 tackle points to his name. Despite scoring only one tackle point each against UP, Dhull and right corner Amit Hooda have put on a formidable combination as corner defenders.
Vishal Lather has been brilliant as the team's left cover while Pavan TR will look to solidify his position in the right cover but could also make way for Sunil Siddhgavali.
Will the Tamil Thalaivas secure a home win tonight? Or will the Jaipur Pink Panthers consolidate their top spot in the standings?
Head To Head Record
Matches Played: 2
Won by Tamil Thalaivas: 0
Won by Jaipur Pink Panthers: 2
Time & Date: 8:30 PM IST (21st August 2019)
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
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Live Updates: SportskeedaPublished 21 Aug 2019, 20:00 IST