Preview: Pro Kabaddi moves to Panchkula as Jaipur Pink Panthers play host to Puneri Paltan in a Zone A encounter at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex on Friday. With seven games left in their campaign, Jaipur Pink Panthers will need to win all their matches to be eligible to qualify for the Playoffs.
The two sides have met twice already this season. While Puneri Paltan came out victorious in the first encounter, the two sides split points the last time they met where Deepak Niwas Hooda starred for Jaipur Pink Panthers with 11 raid points and Girish Maruti Ernak led Puneri Paltan’s defence with a High 5, finishing the night with 6 tackle points.
Deepak Niwas Hooda has been one of the most in-form players of the league, having scored four Super 10s in his last five outings. While he started the season with just 30 raid points from the first six games, he has gone on to score 103 raid points in his last nine matches. Hooda has carried Jaipur Pink Panthers’ offence singlehandedly this season, having scored 95 raid points more than the team’s next best raider.
The left raider will be up against right corner Sandeep Narwal. Having scored 37 tackle points this season, Narwal has been Puneri Paltan’s second-best defender this season. He is also joint-second with seven Super Tackles this season, and this is something Hooda will be wary of.
While Hooda leads the duo’s head-to-head 10-5, both all-rounders are one of the best in VIVO Pro Kabaddi and the one that outperforms the other will likely give his team five points from the win.
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Updated Date: Dec 14, 2018 21:12:07 IST