Playoffs battle intensifies as Dabang Delhi K.C. take on Tamil Thalaivas

Playoffs battle intensifies as Dabang Delhi K.C. take on Tamil Thalaivas

The final game in Delhi sees Dabang Delhi K.C. host Tamil Thalaivas at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on Thursday. A victory in this Inter-Zone Challenge Week clash will see Dabang Delhi K.C. consolidate their position in the top three of Zone A as the race for the final Playoffs spot from the zone intensifies. Victory for Tamil Thalaivas will see them move above Telugu Titans into fourth place in Zone B.

The only previous clash between these two teams ended with Dabang Delhi K.C. winning the encounter by a solitary point. Meraj Sheykh and Ajay Thakur starred for their respective sides in that match and will be looking to make an impact again.

Match 99 (Inter-Zone Challenge Week): Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Tamil Thalaivas

Head-to-head: Dabang Delhi K.C. 1-0 Tamil Thalaivas

Form Guide:

Dabang Delhi K.C.

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

WON

32

31

Vs. Telugu Titans

WON

34

29

Vs. Puneri Paltan

WON

35

24

Vs. U Mumba

LOST

34

41

Vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers

WON

48

35

TOTAL

4-0-1

183

160

 

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 36.6

Average Points Conceded – 32

Best Raider- Meraj Sheykh

Best Defender –  Vishal Mane

 

Tamil Thalaivas

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Patna Pirates

TIED

35

35

Vs. Telugu Titans

WON

31

25

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

LOST

22

36

Vs. Patna Pirates

LOST

27

45

Vs. Telugu Titans

WON

27

23

TOTAL

2-1-2

142

164

 

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 28.4

Average Points Conceded – 32.8

Best Raider- Ajay Thakur

Best Defender – Manjeet Chhillar  

 

The big battle

Joginder Narwal vs Ajay Thakur

Dabang Delhi K.C. captain Joginder Narwal has led the team successfully this campaign as they chase a first-ever VIVO Pro Kabaddi Playoffs spot. Narwal has 43 tackle points in 18 games so far and, while he ranks tenth on the overall list of Best Defenders, he ranks second amongst his team for tackles assisted. Narwal’s role will be even more important given that his team will be up against a raider who can singlehandedly turn games around - Ajay Thakur.

Thakur sits fourth on the list of Best Raiders for this season with 154 raid points in 16 outings. His form has been of utmost importance for the side as he sits 112 raid points clear of their next best raider. Thakur averages 9.63 raid points per match and his side will look to him for another big performance as they continue to fight for a Playoffs spot.     

Thakur leads the duo’s head-to-head battles 4-1 but Narwal’s team has momentum on their side in their home leg which makes the contest between the Right Raider and Left Corner very interesting.

Key Khiladi -

Naveen Kumar – Dabang Delhi K.C.

Naveen Kumar has been an important cog in Dabang Delhi K.C.’s wheel in his rookie season. Entrusted with the responsibility of being their lead raider in his debut season, he has scored 137 points in 18 games. Four of Kumar’s six Super 10s have resulted in victory for his side. This shows how important the youngster is for Dabang Delhi K.C.

Manjeet Chhillar – Tamil Thalaivas

Manjeet Chhillar is one of only six players this season to manage 50 or more tackle points. The veteran sits fourth on the list of Best Defenders, having returned with 56 points from 16 games. His form has been vital for the side all through the season and Tamil Thalaivas will look to their talisman to deliver another huge performance.

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