The Telugu Titans would be very worried right about now. They have lost their first two matches and the much heralded Siddharth Desai has not been able to have the same kind of impact that he had last season.
There are two possible reasons why Siddharth Desai could be struggling. The first is that he has been figured out by the defenders in the off-season and that information has been shared among the league. While this is bound to happen to all players eventually, Siddharth Desai is the kind of talent that will find a way to come back from this.
The other and more likely reason is that Siddharth Desai has still not fully recovered from his shoulder injury. That could be making him a bit tentative in his approach and allowing more openings to the defenders than is usual.
In such form, other raiders like Rajnish and the all-rounders need to step forward.
The defense has some established names like Vishal Bhardwaj, Abozar Mohajermighani, and C Arun, all of whom have been pretty good in the opening two matches. The real task for the Telugu Titans is to find a way to get Siddharth Desai back to his best again.
<h3>Dabang Delhi K.C.<h3>
Last season was the first time that Dabang Delhi made its way into the playoff stage of the Pro Kabaddi League. They have kept the majority of the side together and will be hoping to let the squad grow further in this season of the PKL.
Dabang Delhi has a very solid defense led by Joginder Narwal with Ravinder Pahal and Vishal Mane as others in the defensive unit. All three of these raiders are skilled, experienced, and work well together.
Meraj Sheykh made a big impression for Dabang Delhi last season and he can also contribute in the defense although it as a raider that he is going to be most dangerous. We are keen to see how Naveen turns up in PKL 2019.
Like Siddharth Desai, he made a big impact last season and was seen as one of the best new raiders of the PKL. Can he continue his good form or will he also face the second year jitters?
With Chandran Ranjit in the side, Dabang Delhi K.C. has a very good unit that can beat any side on its day. If the defense can find a way to keep Siddharth Desai quiet then we do not doubt that Dabang Delhi will emerge victorious after this match.
<h3>Dream11 prediction for Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C. <h3>
We are going to avoid picking Siddharth Desai in our Dream11 team until we are certain no injury is holding him back. With that in mind, let's try to get together the best 7 players available in this match.
There are plenty of good defenders to choose from and we are picking Joginder Narwal, C Arun, and Abozar Mohajermighani for our Dream11 team Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
The decision to leave our Vishal Bhardwaj was a tough one but we have tried to pick the best raiders in this match without compromising on the defense too much.
Meraj Sheykh was brilliant in the previous season and there is just no way that we can make a Dream11 team without having him in the side. He is going to score points on both defense and raiding making him invaluable.
Rajnish, Naveen Jumar, and Chandran Ranjit are the three raiders we have picked. This combination gives us all the main raiders from Dabang Delhi K.C. and we think Rajnish is going to have to play a large role until Siddharth Desai is back to his best.
<h3>Dream11 team for Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi K.C.<h3<>
• Joginder Narwal
• C Arun
• Abozar Mohajermighani
• Meraj Sheykh (c)
• Naveen Kumar (vc)
• Chandran Ranjit
There have been ten matches between the Telugu Titans and Dabang Delhi K.C. in the past and eight out of those have been won by the Telugu Titans. Only one match has been a tie and one has been won by Dabang Delhi K.C.
Telugu Titans have has a traditional dominance over Dabang Delhi K.C. but we think this may the time when the tide begins to turn. Dabang Delhi K.C. has a strong defense and more depth in its raiding unit than the Telugu Titans. They are also a more settled unit and should be able to start better.
Bet on Dabang Delhi K.C. to win.