Dabang Delhi K.C.
Victories by the slimmest margin of one point in both their matches show that Dabang Delhi K.C. has played two thrilling encounters in PKL 2019 so far. While the Delhi fans are going to be happy with the outcome of both these matches, it must be understood that Dabang Delhi K.C. could have been two matches without a win just as easily too.
Perhaps the one man that has been the difference between losing and winning for Delhi has been Naveen Kumar.
He was Dabang Delhi K.C.’s best raider in the previous season and he has started off PKL 2019 with a bang as well. His speed and agility are a sight to behold and he is always willing to keep fighting till the very last second of the match.
With support from Chandran Ranjit and Meraj Sheykh, Dabang Delhi K.C. has a lot of options in the attacking side of things.
Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal are the defensive bulwarks of the Delhi team to ensure they are not giving away any easy points and keeping the opposition raiders on their toes.
A very impressive victory for the Haryana Steelers in their opening match should give them a lot of confidence ahead of this match. Naveen scored a Super-10 for the Steelers while Parveen was the best defender with 4 points to his name.
We are not sure if the Haryana Steelers are going to be able to pull off the same kind of result against Dabang Delhi K.C.
For one thing, the Dabang Delhi offense is much stronger than Puneri Paltan’s was and the Haryana Steelers defense does not give us the most confidence.
Vikas Kale, Dharmraj Cheralathan, and Sunil are going to be a part of the defensive unit against Delhi. Dharmraj is very experienced and will know what to expect but setting a plan for Naveen Kumar is going to be more difficult than anything they had to do in the first match.
It remains to be seen what kind of a role will Prashanth Kumar Rai play in the raiding department. We think he and Naveen could form a good partnership to test ou the Delhi defense.
There is a lack of experience in the raiding unit, though, and that could show up in the crunch moments of the match.
Naveen Kumar is leading the points tally in PKL 2019 right now while Naveen from the Haryana Steelers also has a Super-10 to his name in the opening match. It will be a battle of the two Naveens in this match and that should be fun to follow.
Dabang Delhi K.C. seems to have a belief in their side that allows them to come back from any position. They have a better raiding unit and a solid defense as well.
Bet on Dabang Delhi K.C. to win.