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RuPay Pro Volleyball League, Match 9: Calicut Heroes vs Black Hawks Hyderabad, Match Preview, Where and When to Watch

Gaurav Kadam
SENIOR ANALYST
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1.46K   //    10 Feb 2019, 11:37 IST

Calicut Heroes will be aiming to carry on their unbeaten run in the RuPay Pro Volleyball League when they take on the Black Hawks Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi, Kerala.

Black Hawks Hyderabad will aim to get back to form
Black Hawks Hyderabad will aim to get back to form

Calicut Heroes come into this match on the back of an electric win against the home side of Kochi Blue Spikers in the battle of the two Kerala franchises. They became the first side to run away with a clean sweep as they won 5-0 against their local rivals.

Black Hawks Hyderabad, on the other hand, will be aiming to brush aside their twin losses against the Chennai Spartans and the Kochi Blue Spikers. They will definitely have their work cut out when they take on the high-flying Calicut Heroes side.


Match Overview

Calicut Heroes have been one of the most deadly teams in the league, starting the season with two dominating wins over the Chennai Spartans and U Mumba Volley.

Ajith Lal C has been their standout player in the three matches so far and has quickly risen to be one of the poster boys of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League 2019. He has stayed true to his nickname 'Hydrogen Boy' delivering thundering spikes from all angles of the court. He has been ably supported by his skipper Jerome Vinith, who has scored at a brisk rate, playing as the universal for the Heroes side.

Black Hawks Hyderabad will be coming in as the wounded side, having suffered two consecutive defeats and will need all the inspiration they can get from their skipper, Carson Clark. The experienced international has scored 30 points in 3 matches and will be aiming to keep his form going and lift his side against the tough Calicut Heroes.

Ashwal Rai has been at his best from the blocking position, having scored 10 block points and 28 spike points, emerging as the top scorer for the Black Hawks. His form will be key for them to stand a chance to win against the Calicut Heroes team.

Predicted Starting Six

Calicut Heroes - Jerome Vinith (c), Paul Lotman, Ajith Lal C, Karthik A, Iluoni Ngampourou, Rateesh C.K.

Black Hawks Hyderabad - Carson Clark (c), Ashwal Rai, Alexander Bader, Muthuswamy Appavu, Rohit Kumar, Guramritpal Singh

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Telecast details, when and where to watch

Date: 10th February 2019, Thursday.

Start time: 6.50 PM IST

Live Telecast: Sony Six, Sony Ten 3

Live streaming: SonyLIV

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