Asian Games 2023 Men’s Kabaddi Final: India vs Iran Live Updates
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In the Asian Games 2023, the men’s kabaddi team from India reached the finals. In the semifinal match, the Indian men’s team defeated Pakistan 61-14 in a one-sided contest. Now, in the final match, the Indian men’s team will face Iran, who had won the gold medal in the last edition.
Iran poses a tough challenge for the Indian men’s team once again. This is the same Iranian team that defeated India in the semifinals of the previous Asian Games, shattering their dream of winning the gold medal. Now, India and Iran are once again competing, but this time it’s in the final. If the Indian team wants to win the gold medal, they will have to defeat Iran. Both Iran and India have reached the final after consistently winning their matches, making this contest a tough one. Team India will aim to avenge their previous loss, but it will require the best performance from all their players.
Naveen Kumar will bear significant responsibility in the raiding department for Team India
For Team India, Naveen Kumar will need to display a similar performance in the Raiding department as he does in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Naveen Kumar has been in outstanding form so far. Pawan Sehrawat and Arjun Deshwal haven’t performed at the same level. Naveen Kumar had already scored a Super 10 against Pakistan in the first half, which will undoubtedly boost his confidence. Apart from Naveen, Sachin Tanwar and Aslam Inamdar can also make a significant impact. Captain Pawan Sehrawat will also look for a comeback in this match. Overall, Naveen Kumar’s performance could influence the entire raiding department.
Nitesh, Surjeet, and Pravesh Bhainswal will be the ones to watch in the defense
Nitesh Kumar has delivered exceptional performances in the matches so far. His ability to execute ankle holds and back holds indicates that he is in good form. Surjeet Singh also performed exceptionally well against Pakistan. Vishal Bhardwaj has also shown signs of form by achieving a high five in the semifinal match. However, it remains to be seen whether Sunil Kumar is included in the starting seven or not. The defense has not been at its best for India so far, and this is an area that needs attention.
Probable starting seven for the men’s team in the final:
Pawan Sehrawat (Captain), Aslam Inamdar, Naveen Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Pravesh Bhainswal, Nitesh Kumar, and Vishal Bhardwaj.