Bengaliu: Dabang Delhi KC are aiming for a comeback as they face Haryana Steelers on Saturday in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League’s third Triple Panga night.
Delhi looked like a disjointed unit in the absence of their star raider Naveen Kumar and will have to organize their defense against Haryana’s impressive raiding trio.
In the second match, UP Yoddha will face the struggling Telugu Titans. The Yoddha defenses have looked strong on their recent outings and will consider their chances against the victorless Titans great.
U Mumba will close the horns with defending champion Bengal Warriors in the last game of the night. Mumbai is desperate for inspiration with raider V Ajith Kumar wounded and will hope their experienced defense stands up to Warriors’ Maninder Singh.
Naveen Kumar could recover from injury in time for Delhi’s game against neighbors Haryana. But it is important that Delhi develop a Plan B that can be implemented when Naveen is off the mat.
Their veteran defenders like Jeeva Kumar and Manjeet Chhillar gave way too many points, while players like Ajay Thakur and Vijay struggled with the raids.
Delhi’s strategy of hoping Naveen will outshine the opposition was severely exposed against the Bengaluru Bulls. The Steelers will take confidence from that result, especially after the comeback they made on their previous appearance to tie against UP Yoddha.
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