Pro Kabaddi 2018, Match Highlights, Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda leads the line as Panthers triumph

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Jaipur Pink Panthers host Haryana Steelers at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula in what will be the final meeting the two Zone A teams in Pro Kabaddi Season 6. With just two games left in their campaign, Haryana Steelers will aim to finish the season on a high with victories in both their remaining fixtures.

Jaipur Pink Panthers have a chance to sweep the season record between the two teams, having won both their previous matches this season. The last encounter took place in Greater Noida where a 12-point performance from Deepak Niwas Hooda helped Jaipur Pink Panthers secure a 38-32 victory.

Both skippers, Deepak Niwas Hooda and Monu Goyat, have had a similar season trajectory with each of them starting the season relatively slowly before hitting top gear midway through their respective campaigns.

Off his 160 raid points in Season 6, Hooda has scored 118 in his last 11 matches at a staggering average of 10.72 with seven Super 10s; the only player to score one for Jaipur Pink Panthers in that period. Hooda has carried the Jaipur Pink Panthers offence on his own and will be expected to keep up his form against a quality Haryana Steelers roster.

After scoring just 58 raid points in his first eight appearances in Season 6, Goyat has scored, a team-leading, 80 raid points in his last 10 outings at an average of eight raid points per game. He has seven Super 10s to his name, reclaiming the lead raider’s spot from Vikash Khandola during the recent period. Goyat and Khandola’s partnership provides Haryana Steelers with a potent and versatile raiding unit that they will look to take advantage of against a solid Jaipur Pink Panthers defence.

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Updated Date: Dec 18, 2018 22:25:31 IST