Haryana Steelers will look to get their VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 back on track when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers on Tuesday. Having lost two and won one of their three matches so far in their home leg, Haryana Steelers will be eager return to winning ways.
Haryana Steelers have a good record against Jaipur Pink Panthers and will hope to make this advantage count, as they look to turn around their form in this campaign.
Jaipur Pink Panthers, having played one game so far this campaign against U Mumba, are coming off a four-day break and will be fresh for their match against Haryana Steelers. A side loaded with talent and experience, Jaipur Pink Panthers will be hoping to kick-start their quest for a second VIVO Pro Kabaddi title on Tuesday.
Match 18 (Zone A): Haryana Steelers vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers
Head-to-head: Haryana Steelers 2 - 0 Jaipur Pink Panthers. 1 tie.
After a brilliant win over Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers have had two tough outings against the teams from Maharashtra, as both U Mumba and Puneri Paltan managed to score a win each against the home side. Haryana Steelers will hope to brush off the past two games and seek motivation from their performance against Gujarat Fortunegiants. They will hope for a repeat of that outstanding night when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers on Tuesday and get some wind in their sails for their upcoming matches.
Jaipur Pink Panthers’ opening game was a tough one. They were cruising for most part of the encounter, before U Mumba scored 12 straight points to take the game away from Jaipur Pink Panthers. But there were positives for the team as all-rounder Nitin Rawal scored a team-leading seven raid points and Right Corner Mohit Chhillar scored three tackle points. Captain Cool Anup Kumar and all-rounder Deepak Niwas Hooda will look to find form against Haryana Steelers and earn Jaipur Pink Panthers their first win of the season.
The big battle
Monu Goyat vs. Sandeep Dhull
Monu Goyat, one of the stars of Season 5, managed to score eight raid points against Puneri Paltan and seems to be getting back in top form. Haryana Steelers will hope that their captain will continue to improve and keep delivering big performances for the team. Sandeep Kumar Dhull will shoulder the responsibility of keeping Goyat in check. The Left Corner had a good outing in Jaipur Pink Panthers' opening match, scoring three tackle points, and the team will hope that Dhull can keep up his form and help them score a win against Haryana Steelers.
Vikash Khandola – Haryana Steelers
With 20 points in his last two outings, Vikash Khandola is emerging as a top raider and is leading Haryana Steelers in raid points scored so far this campaign with 29. The team will hope he can continue his good form when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers on Tuesday.
Deepak Niwas Hooda – Jaipur Pink Panthers
With 172 raid points in Season 5, Deepak Niwas Hooda led the way for Puneri Paltan to reach the Super Playoffs. Now with Jaipur Pink Panthers, Hooda, alongside Anup Kumar, will look to lead the team’s offence and deliver a second VIVO Pro Kabaddi title for the franchise.