The Gujarat Fortunegiants defense has been its hallmark for the last few seasons and it has been excellent in PKL 2019 as well. The pair of Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar has been able to provide a real threatening edge to the Gujarat Fortunegiants.
This high strike rate of the defense allows the team to keep bringing back its lead raiders on to the mat and then keep on attacking.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants will be confident of doing the same against Puneri Paltan, a side that is missing its best raider due to injury and one that is going to dependent on youngsters to lead the way.
It is not like the Gujarat Fortunegiants are lacking in offense. Sachin Tanwar has slowed up just a little after a good start but Rohit Gulia has taken over the mantle as lead raider with ease. Harmanjit Singh also showed plenty of promise in the previous game and can be a player to watch out for in the upcoming matches.
Even the Puneri Paltan coach was the first to admit that the team did not expect Patna Pirates by such a big margin in the previous match. An excellent defensive showing by Puneri Paltan helped it get a 13 point lead before the Patna Pirates could even get on the board.
Surjeet Singh, Girish Maruti Ernak, and Amit Kumar were brilliant in that match. They are going to take a lot of confidence from that performance into this match against the Gujarat Fortunegiants. It is going to be tough to stop the Gujarat raiders but U Mumba showed it can be done.
The defense is not Puneri Paltan’s main concern, though. They have a weak raiding unit without the presence of Nitin Tomar. Pawan Kumar Kadian has been leading the charge for Puneri Palatn and the performance of Pankaj Mohite would have lifted the team’s spirits as well.
This young pair of raiders are going to be up against the most accomplished defense in the entire PKL.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants have never lost a match to Puneri Paltan. In fact, 6 wins from 6 matches for the Gujarat Fortuengiants means that Puneri Paltan has not been to tie a single contest either.
Puneri Paltan may have won its previous match against the Patna Pirates but the Gujarat Fortunegiants are just too good a unit to bet against. Their defense should be too tough for Puneri Palatn to penetrate.
Bet on the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.