RuPay Pro Volleyball League, Match 8: Kochi Blue Spikers vs Calicut Heroes, Match Preview, Where and When to Watch
The Kochi Blue Spikers will hope to maintain their unparalleled run this season when they face Calicut Heroes in match number eight of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi, Kerala.
The Blue Spikers, led by Mohan Ukkrapandian, have been on a roll with a hat-trick of wins and power-packed performances in their last three matches.
However, standing on the opposite side of the court will be the Calicut Heroes, yet another team which has remained unbeaten this season. The Heroes have registered a 4-1 win over the Chennai Spartans and a 3-2 win over U Mumba Volley and could pose a stiff challenge to the Blue Spikers.
Two of the best teams this season, the Blue Spikers and the Calicut Heroes are yet to taste defeat this season and with the two teams squaring off, the match-up promises to give rise to some thrilling action on the day.
Ajith Lal C has stood out this season with 32 points in two matches thus far and with the attacker facing off against David Lee, who has pulled off some fantastic blocks for 31 points from three games, the one on one battle could certainly be dubbed to give rise to a spectacle.
Yet another battle that could provide some unmatched entertainment would be the clash between Kochi's Prabhagaran S and Calicut's Karthik A. Both the stalwarts have stamped their dominance in the league and would be crucial to their teams' chances.
The Blue Spikers will be walking into the contest on the back of a 3-2 win against the Black Hawks Hyderabad while the Calicut Heroes too will be brimming with confidence, having overcome U Mumba Volley 3-2.
With a vociferous home crowd egging on the Blue Spikers, the Heroes might have a lot on their plate but would be walking into the contest with a lot of confidence, that promises to provide a high-voltage match.
Predicted Starting Six
Kochi Blue Spikers - Mohan Ukkrapandian (c), Prabhagaran S, David Lee, Manu Joseph, Rohith P, Andrej Patuc.
Calicut Heroes - Jerome Vinith (c), Paul Lotman, Ajith Lal C, Karthik A, Iluoni Ngampourou, Rateesh C.K.
Telecast details, when and where to watch
Date: 9th February 2019, Thursday.
Start time: 6.50 PM IST
Live Telecast: Sony Six, Sony Ten 3
Live streaming: Sony LIV