The Titans come off a convincing 51-31 over the Jaipur Pink Panthers which has managed to keep their playoffs hopes alive mathematically while Pune, who have been knocked out of the tournament, come off a 40-60 loss to Dabang Delhi KC.
The Paltan won 34-27 when both these sides met earlier this season and the Titans will hope to put up a good show to keep their hopes alive this season.
Team News- Telugu Titans
The Titans rode on Siddharth Desai's blitzkrieg as the raider ran berserk with 22 raid points. He was supported well by Rajnish, who had 10 raid points to his name. In defence, Farhad Milaghardhan, C Arun and Vishal Bhardwaj, all had decent games while Abozar Mighani had another poor game, highlighting his poor season so far. With such a thumping win, they're likely to play an unchanged side.
Predicted Starting 7: Abozar Mighani (C), Vishal Bhardwaj, Siddharth Desai, Rajnish, Farhad Milaghardhan, C. Arun and Rakesh Gowda.
Team News- Puneri Paltan
Pune were keen on allowing their younger players some time on the mat after being knocked out of the tournament. Iranian Emad Sedaghat Nia shined from the bench while Nitin Tomar had a decent game for them. In defence, Balasaheb Jadhav continued his fine season with six tackle points while Sandeep did reasonably well. Sagar Krishna had another poor game and could be replaced by Amit Kumar Jr. Emad could take Darshan Kadian's place in the side.
Puneri Paltan: Nitin Tomar (C), Sandeep, Amit Kumar Jr, Manjeet, Emad Sedaghat Nia, Balasaheb Jadhav and Sushant Sail.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Siddharth Desai, Nitin Tomar, Rajnish, Sushant Sail and Emad Sedaghat Nia are the raiders to choose from for this match and Siddharth and Rajnish seem to be must-haves given their current form.
All-Rounders: Manjeet, Farhad Milaghardhan, Amit Kumar Jr. and Rakesh Gowda are the all-rounders who're likely to start and a good mix of players from both teams is desired.
Defenders: Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani will be the premium defending options for this match given the uncertainty over the premium Pune defenders starting. Balasaheb Jadhav, C Arun offer cheaper alternatives.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Nitin Tomar, Siddharth Desai, Rakesh Gowda, Rajnish, Vishal Bhardwaj, C Arun and Balasaheb Jadhav.
Captain: Nitin Tomar Vice-Captain: Siddharth Desai.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Siddharth Desai, Rajnish, Farhad Milaghardhan, Sushant Sail, Manjeet, Abozar Mighani and Balasaheb Jadhav.
Captain: Siddharth Desai Vice-Captain: Manjeet.