The table toppers come into the game unbeaten in the first four games.

Dabang Delhi KC the reigning champions continue their stellar form and have remained unbeaten in the first four games of PKL 9 sitting pretty in the first position. Apart from Naveen, the team as a whole has been performing well from raiders to defence putting up equal contributions. Dabang Delhi KC beat Telugu Titans in the last encounter by a 20-point margin stamping their authority. They will play Haryana Steelers.

Haryana Steelers on the other hand had a good start to the season winning the first two matches but losing to Jaipur Pink Panthers in the last encounter. Unlike Dabang Delhi they are not playing effectively as a team rather are heavily depending on a single player to do well. Currently, the Haryana Steelers occupy the 4th spot in the points table.

Team News

Dabang Delhi KC

Raiders: Naveen Kumar, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar

All-Rounders:  Vijay, Tejas Patil, Reza Katoulinezhad

Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Anil Kumar, Monu, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Vijay, Mohammad Liton Ali, Aakash.

Haryana Steelers

Raiders: Chandran Ranjit, Mahendra Rajput, Dong Geon Lee, Purna Singh, Sonu, Pardeep Kumar, Rakesh, Gaurav Chhikara, Sohit, Sonu Singh, Sawin

All-Rounders: Arkam Shaikh, Parteek Dhaiya, Rohan Singh, Shankar Gadai.

Defenders: Vinod Kumar, Young Chang Ko, Rinku Narwal, Baldev Singh, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep Kandola, Manuj, Kapil, Ujjval Singh.

Head to Head

Dabang Delhi K.C. and Haryana Steelers have faced each other in 10 matches in Pro Kabaddi League out of which, Dabang Delhi K.C. has won 3 matches with Haryana Steelers coming out victorious on other 7 occasions.

Player to watch

Meetu scored 16 points in the last encounter against Jaipur Pink Panthers and was fighting the battle alone. In the previous two encounters, Meetu could manage to score only three points but fought back hard scoring a super 10. Last season he was a player to watch and has proved that with his performance in his previous match.

Naveen Kumar has scored four consecutive super 10s and is looking lethal. He is also the first raider to breach the 50 raid points mark in PKL season 9. This season Naveen Kumar was given the additional responsibility of captaining the team which did not hamper his performance. 

Key to Success

For Harayana Steelers with Meetu coming back to form the duo of Manjeet Dahiya and Meetu can start to perform well simultaneously. Manjeeth performed well in the first two matches but could only score three points in the third match. Meetu on the hand scored three points in the first two matches and scored 16 points in the next match. They both need to show up in a single match and put up a team effort.

Dabang Delhi looks pretty much settled in all the departments and if Vijay Malik makes an entry in the coming matches then the team can become stronger. In the last match, neither Sandeep Dhull nor Amit Hooda made to playing 7 who is one of the most experienced defenders in PKL. The defenders are supporting the raiders and have good depth.

Did you know

Meetu from Haryana Steelers is just six points short of reaching the 100 raid points mark having first debuted in the PKL in season 8.

Broadcast – PKL 9

Time: 08:30 PM

Streaming: Star Sports / Disney + Hotstar

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