After a four-day hiatus, vivo Pro Kabaddi double-headers will mark their return on Saturday.
In the first game, Gujarat Giants will take on Dabang Delhi K.C. Later, Maninder Singh and the Bengal Warriors will be in action against the Telugu Titans.
Check out our preview for both games:
The Gujarat Giants are currently 11th on the points table but have at least two games in hand over every team except the Patna Pirates. Gujarat is unbeaten in its last two games and is coming off a thrilling win over the Tamil Thalaivas. Raider Mahendra Rajput had a spectacular outing and finished the game with nine points. While the raiding unit impressed again, the Giants’ defence had another average night, scoring only nine tackle points. Gujarat’s defensive unit was expected to be among the best in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 but is among the four teams averaging under nine tackle points per game this season. The defence needs to buckle up in the upcoming games as the Giants attempt to climb into the top six on the points table.
Dabang Delhi haven’t been themselves of late. They have three of their last five matches, including the previous two. Reigning MVP Naveen Kumar’s absence due to a knee injury has undoubtedly affected the team’s performance, but the raiding unit hasn’t been the team’s bane this season. Their defence is averaging the fewest tackle points in the league and has relied on their raiding unit to win games. Coach Krishan Kumar Hooda needs to fix this issue soon, or Delhi’s downward spiral on the points table will continue.
Gujarat Giants vs Dabang Delhi K.C. head-to-head
The Giants hold a 5-2 lead in their head-to-head matches against Dabang Delhi K.C. The two teams have shared the spoils twice.
Match 81: Gujarat Giants vs Dabang Delhi, 7:30 PM IST
Match 82: Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors, 8:30 PM IST
Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.