Jaipur’s victory in its last match has increased the pressure on UP Yoddha somewhat but they are still in a very good position to qualify. UP Yoddha will know that beating Dabang Delhi K.C. is not going to be easy and will involve keeping Naveen Kumar quiet.
He now has 17 consecutive Super-10’s and is just playing at a whole different level.
Sunil and Nitesh Kumar are among the two best raiders of the league, though, and they would be confident of putting up a stiff fight against Delhi's raiders. The cover defenders are going to be in the line of fire and they must support their corners otherwise Delhi is going to run away with this game.
Shrikant Jadhav has been in spectacular form for UP Yoddha and has been largely responsible for the improved results in recent weeks. He has been supported very well by Surinder Gill, an excellent all-rounder that has added a lot to UP Yoddha since his inclusion in the starting seven.
UP Yoddha will be targeting nothing less than victory in this match and putting all doubts about its qualification to rest.
Dabang Delhi K.C.
A loss against the Bengal Warriors is not something that most teams in this league would be disappointed with but Dabang Delhi K.C. is not most teams. The most successful side of PKL 2019 will want to get back to winning ways and confirm their top-placed finish.
There is no difference in the advantage that a team finishing 1st or 2nd enjoys but we still think Delhi is not going to want to give up its crown.
Naveen Kumar is on a mission to get the most number of points in this record-breaking season of his. He has 18 Super-10’s in total but is not the highest raid point scorer of the league and that is something he would want to change as well.
Naveen Kumar is going to be supported by Chandran Ranjit and Vishal. A couple of changes to the personnel to allow the bench to get some time in the middle can be expected as well.
The senior defensive players like Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal can get a well-deserved rest ahead of the playoffs.
UP Yoddha has a 3-1 record against Dabang Delhi in head to head matches.
We think UP Yoddha could end up winning this game against a Dabang Delhi K.C. side that is resting some of its key players. UP Yoddha is in excellent form and has found the right balance in its starting seven.
Bet on UP Yoddha to win.