Jaipur Pink Panthers
A narrow win against the Tamil Thalaivas in the previous game would have come as a bit of relief for the Jaipur Pink Panthers. It was a match in which their two star players did not perform at all. Deepak Niwas Hooda was kept quiet by the Tamil Thalaivas defense while Sandeep Dhull was left searching for tackle points.
As two of the best players in the league in their respective disciplines, that last game would have come as a wakeup call.
They cannot afford to take things for granted against the Telugu Titans who have a pretty decent raiding unit.
On the flip side, the Jaipur Pink Panthers would have been happy that Nilesh Salunke stepped up in the raiding department and Vishal provided the defensive mettle even when Sandeep Dhull was not at his best.
This shows the kind of depth the Jaipur Pink Panthers have as well as the success of their team management in getting the best out of players.
Two ties and a win in their last four matches shows that the Telugu Titans are getting close to where they want to be. Siddharth Desai is prowling the mat with his old swagger although we still think he is not close to being at his best.
He is going to need to perform once again in this match against a team with the best defensive record in the league. It is not an easy task but if anyone can do it then that is Siddharth Desai.
The defense is formidable led by Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mohajermighani. They would have seen the manner in which the Tamil Thalaivas neutralized Deepak Niwas Hooda in the previous game and will try to repeat the same.
The Telugu Titans defense is stronger discipline and if they can avoid making unforced errors then Siddharth Desai may just be able to get them enough points for a win.
The head to head between the Jaipur Pink Panthers and the Telugu Titans is locked at 5-5 with another match finishing as a tie.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers are going to walk into this match as clear favorites thanks to their recent form as well as the consistency they have shown the entire season. We are, however, sensing an opportunity for an upset in this match.
Siddharth Desai is on the upswing while the defense is capable of stopping Deepak Niwas Hooda in his tracks.
Bet on the Telugu Titans to win.