Dabang Delhi K.C. will be disappointed at its performances in the last week of the PKL. There was a golden chance for the side to try and lock up the third position in Zone A but they failed to press home the advantage. As a result, Puneri Paltan, who is going through a horrid stretch without Nitin Tomar is managing to hold on to the third spot as of now.
For Dabang Delhi K.C. to do well, its raiding trio of Naveen Kumar, Chandran Ranjit, and Meraj Sheykh have to have a good match against the Pink Panthers.
There is no doubt about the quality of Naveen Kumar and he is definitely going to be one of the best raiders in the league for quite some time. This is the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League for Naveen Kumar and he already has 100 raid points to his name from 13 appearances.
He managed to get a Super-10 against the Jaipur Pink Panthers the last time these two sides faced off and will be looking to repeat that performance.
Ravinder Pahal is an experienced campaigner and will be tasked with leading the defense against some talented Jaipur Pink Panthers raiders. His contest against Deepak Niwas Hooda could be decisive to the outcome of this match.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have grown to be very dependent on Deepak Niwas Hooda even though Anup Kumar continues to be a constant fixture in the side. Perhaps, the safe manner in which Anup Kumar gets his raid points is becoming outdated and tame for the evolving PKL.
Deepak Niwas Hooda has 53 raid points in his last five matches and has hit top-gear. He will know the holes in the Dabang Delhi K.C. defense exist and can be utilized with some smart play. If Anup Kumar can come to the party then the Jaipur Pink Panthers have a great chance of winning in Delhi.
The Jaipur Pin Panthers hold a 7-4 advantage over Dabang Delhi K.C. in head to head encounters. They did, however, lost the most recent bout against Delhi.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have won just one out of their last five matches while Dabang Delhi K.C. has lost three out of its last four matches. Both sides are in poor form. Dabang Delhi K.C. though has three high-quality raiders and some very experienced defenders to bank upon.
Jaipur Pink Panthers, on the other hand, seem to be overly dependent on Deepak Niwas Hoods to keep them in the game.
Back Dabang Delhi K.C. to win.