Preview: A cracker of a contest headlines the resumption of zonal action, as Dabang Delhi KC take on U Mumba for the third time this campaign at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Vizag on Tuesday. A victory for Dabang Delhi KC will see them qualify for the playoffs for the first time in history and break a three-game losing streak against their Zone A rivals.
The two teams last met in Dabang Delhi KC’s home leg where a mammoth 16-point second half from Siddharth Desai helped his team overcome a first-half deficit and secure a victory. This defeat denied Dabang Delhi KC a perfect record in their home leg.
After scoring 28 raid points in his first eight appearances in Season 6, all-rounder Meraj Sheykh came into his own during Dabang Delhi KC’s home leg and scored 47 raid points in just five appearances, playing a starring role in his team’s outstanding home leg. His best performance came against Jaipur Pink Panthers, where he scored 15 raid points in just 18 attempts and allowed no tackle points to help his team win by a healthy margin.
U Mumba captain Fazel Atrachali has enjoyed a stellar campaign in Season 6 and currently sits atop the best defenders list with 71 tackle points. His average of 3.74 tackle points is the second-best among all players in Season 6 and his tackle strike rate of 65.13 is also second-best among all players with over 50 tackle points. Atrachali also ranks fifth in the league in assists, an indication of his all-round contribution in defence.
The battle between these teams will have an Iranian flavour to it and the victor of his duel could play a big role in deciding the fate of this contest.
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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2018 21:25:12 IST