It’s a North vs. South battle in the only vivo Pro Kabaddi game on Tuesday.
The in-form Haryana Steelers will be seeking their fourth straight win when they take on Telugu Titans, who will be looking to avoid a third consecutive loss.
Check out our preview for the contest:
Match 77: Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans
The Haryana Steelers’ impressive resurgence has seen them register a hattrick of wins and climb to sixth on the vivo PKL points table. In their last outing, they beat U.P. Yoddha 36-35 and ended their three-game winning streak. All seven starters contributed to the victory, with five players scoring five or more points. The Steelers have an excellent and versatile raiding unit, led by the mercurial Vikash Kandola. Their defence, marshalled by veteran Surender Nada, has been one of the most lethal this season. Haryana has seemingly found the right personnel and is looking better with every passing game.
The Telugu Titans would have hoped that their victory over the Jaipur Pink Panthers would turn the tide of their campaign, but unfortunately, their form since that win has been just as poor as it was before that. They have lost their last two games against U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls and remain rooted to the bottom of the points. In both matches, they found themselves trailing by plenty at the end of the first half, making it an uphill task for them to mount a comeback in the second. The Titans are currently 20 points off a playoff spot. They’ll have to win their remaining nine matches to stand a chance of making it to the playoffs. But the Titans can’t think too far ahead and will only focus on getting their second win of the season when they face the Steelers.
Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans head-to-head
The Haryana Steelers and Telugu Titans have met six times in vivo PKL and have won three games each against the other. Their first meeting this season finished in a 39-37 win for Haryana.
Match 77: Haryana Steelers vs. Telugu Titans, 7:30 PM IST
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