The Pro Kabaddi League will be starting another calendar week as it features two thrilling contests. The day will be starting with a bout between the reigning champions, Bengal Warriors and the Jaipur Pink Panthers with contrasting interests on the line. The second contest of the day will star the main event as a soaring Dabang Delhi will be colliding with a languishing Puneri Paltan in a typical clash of the extremes.
Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan
In a tale of two contrasting teams, eleventh-placed Puneri Paltan will be crossing swords with a soaring Dabang Delhi. The Puneri Paltan has managed to win five while losing seven. However, they will be a confident side coming to this clash after a remarkable win against the mighty Bengaluru Bulls. The duo of Mohit Goyat and Aslam Inamdar was at the peak of their form to put the Paltan back on winning tracks. Dabang Delhi will have some catching up to do as the Bulls have managed to edge past them despite playing two matches more. Delhi will most likely resort to caution when they take the court again after a surprise defeat at the hands of the Haryana Steelers. The Narwal duo of Sandeep and Neeraj allowed them to fight till the end only for a late disappointment.
Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan Head-to-head
This rivalry has seen two teams colliding with each other for 17 times out of which the outcomes have been pretty balanced with both the sides clinching eight wins and a stalemate to settle the scores. The last clash between the two teams which was played on 23rd December saw Dabang Delhi registering a comfortable win by an 11-point margin.
Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan best fantasy team
Dabang Delhi will be pinning their hopes on two imperative duos that has been in tremendous form so far. The Malik duo of Ashu and Vijay has toted the contingency on their shoulders and contributed handsomely even in the last game that saw them putting together 8 points. Sandeep and Neeraj came together to add another 15 points in a shock defeat at the hands of the Steelers. Mohit Goyat regained his form in the last game that saw him pulling off a 13-pointer that starred 10 raids and 3 tackles while Aslam Inamdar posted 6 points, starring 4 raids and 2 bonus points. Puneri Paltan will also be hoping for a magical display from the surprise package of Nitin Tomar who chipped in with 4 important points in the last game and occasionally comes up with stunning displays.
Bengal Warriors vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
In a contest of two fighting teams, the Warriors and the Pink Panthers will be eager to clinch another victory in order to transcend themselves higher up the pecking order. The Warriors have blown hot and cold so far with 6 wins and 6 losses alongside a solitary stalemate. However, going by the situation of the points table, one victory for the Warriors can change the complexion of the game completely as they will surge up to the top three. The Pink Panthers have struggled considerably with 5 wins and 5 losses so far. They are in the eighth position of the points table with 35 points and a win for them can change the shape of the points table drastically too.
Bengal Warriors vs Jaipur Pink Panthers head-to-head
This rivalry has seen these two teams play each other 13 times out of which the numbers are inexorably arcing towards the reigning champions. The Warriors have managed to secure 9 wins while losing out on 4 occasions. The latest clash between the Warriors and Pink Panthers that happened on 3rd January was sealed comfortably by the former despite a late surge from the Panthers.
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Maninder Singh will undoubtedly be the top pick for the Bengal Warriors as he continues the undaunted charge for the reigning champions. Despite going down against the mighty UP Yoddha, Maninder Singh put in 10 raids and 9 bonus points to clinch 19 points in all. Despite a magical display against the Bulls, Esmaeil Nabibaksh was relatively reticent in the defeat against the Yoddha. Arjun Deshwal continued with an impressive display in the last stalemate that saw him posting 13 raids and 2 bonus points that constituted his tally of 15 points. There have been mixed displays from Sandeep Dhull, Shaul Kumar and Nitin Rawal who can also burst to life on their given heydays.