Pro Kabaddi 2018, Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants, Match Highlights: Gujarat thump Pune

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Preview: A high stakes fixture in Zone A sees second-placed Gujarat Fortunegiants take on Puneri Paltan at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Thursday. A victory for Gujarat Fortunegiants will see them reclaim top spot from U Mumba whereas a win for Puneri Paltan will see them go 18 points clear of Dabang Delhi, who currently occupy the fourth place in Zone A.

Gujarat Fortunegiants will look to keep their winning run going against Puneri Paltan in the Pro Kabaddi. Image Courtesy: PKL

Gujarat Fortunegiants will look to keep their winning run going against Puneri Paltan in the Pro Kabaddi. Image Courtesy: PKL

The two teams have already met twice in this campaign with Gujarat Fortunegiants triumphing on both occasions. Their most recent meeting took place at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna where Gujarat Fortunegiants won by a scoreline of 37-27 courtesy of a Super 10 from Sachin.

Key Players

Girish Maruti Ernak – Puneri Paltan

Puneri Paltan captain Girish Maruti Ernak has enjoyed a good campaign in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 and currently ranks 7th in the race for Best Defender. He leads his team in tackle points with 42 and ranks second in assists. Ernak has been stellar at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, leading all players in tackle points with 22 in seven fixtures and will be expected to have another big performance if his team are to win their first ever match against Gujarat Fortunegiants.

Parvesh Bhainswal – Gujarat Fortunegiants

Left Cover Parvesh Bhainswal’s form has been a key reason why Gujarat Fortunegiants have won 10 of their last 12 fixtures in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6. The 21-year old is one of only four players with over 50 tackle points and is currently fourth in the rankings for Best Defenders in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6. Bhainswal has scored seven tackle points in his two appearances against Puneri Paltan and will be keen on adding another big performance to his name and propel his team to the top of the standings.

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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2018 21:04:10 IST

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