Having at long last put a conclusion to their six-coordinate losing streak, the Gujarat Fortune Giants will be enthused about gathering one more win as they face the Haryana Steelers in the 62nd apparatus as a major aspect of Pro Kabaddi 2019 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.
The Haryana Steelers themselves have a ton of force on their side with four successes from their last five games and could be required to hand a firm challenge to the Gujarat Fortune Giants today.
The arrival of Vikash Kandola to the side has done the Steelers a lot of good as the youth has driven the path from the attacking front with 71 points from seven matches while on edge plan of things, Dharmaraj Cheralathan’s levelheadedness on the tangle has scoured off on his colleagues.
For the Fortune Giants, Rohit Gulia has been the star performer with 58 points from 10 matches and will be the key for his side along with the alliance of cover defender Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal.
While the Gujarat Fortune Giants’ raiding unit has struggled to bring about points, Haryana Steelers’ Vikash Kandola, Vinay and Prashanth Rai have been on the top of their game. Kandola, in particular, has been consistent and four Super 10s from seven matches, Kandola is a must-have in this side.
All-rounders: Rohit Gulia has been the standout performer for the Fortune Giants this season with 58 points from 10 games and will yet again be the ‘X-factor’ for them in this game.
GB More has stamped his worth as a handy all-rounder in the side and has contributed with a couple of important tackles while also picking up raid points in tough situations. With 26 raid points and 13 raid points, More has looked good this season and could be backed to play the role of a secondary raider if Sachin fails to come to the party.
Defenders: Only two defenders have been picked for this game, Fortune Giants’ Sunil Kumar and Haryana Steelers’ Sunil. The Fortune Giants’ skipper has 28 points to his name from 10 matches and although he hasn’t had the best of outings this season, his recent form – 11 points from three matches – should guarantee at least a couple of points from this game.
Haryana’s right corner Sunil has not cemented his place in the side but has contributed well when handed an opportunity. He has 11 points from the last four games, including a High 5 against the U.P. Yoddha and could be expected to make raiding difficult for the off-colour raiding unit of the Fortune Giants.