Before the playoff begins, we look at players who can lead the charge in the penultimate week of Pro Kabaddi.
The playoff spots are now confirmed and the penultimate week in Pro Kabaddi offers some mouth-watering fixtures for the fans. Table-toppers Dabang Delhi will face U Mumba with the hopes of keeping their first place intact and enter the semi-finals, while UP Yoddha’s spirits are up after registering consecutive wins over Delhi and Puneri Paltans last week. This is a big week before the playoffs and the teams who failed to make it to the top six will look to put their best foot forward.
To make the road easier for you, we have shortlisted five players who you should pick without any second thoughts this week.
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat
Team: Bengaluru Bulls
Match: Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha
This one is a no brainer. The most successful raider of the seventh season, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat picked up 53 points in his last two outings. He has been utterly ruthless in his pursuits and has kept the opponent defenders on their toes. His flamboyance has never been outclassed and his performances have only improved as the season progressed. His presence can surely help strengthen your fantasy squad.
Team: Telugu Titans
Match: Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Although his form may have dipped compared to the previous season, the ‘Baahubali’ of Pro Kabaddi has been the top performer for the Telugu Titans. In his 20 outings this season, Siddharth Desai has garnered 192 points and will be looking to end his season on a high by gaining maximum points in the final two encounters for the Titans. Take him at his reputation, for he may deliver when it matters the most.
Team: UP Yoddha
Match: UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans
Monu Goyat’s return last week in the encounter against Delhi helped UP Yoddha to book a place in the playoffs. His return in form bodes well for UP as he notched up 11 points against Delhi and announced his readiness going into the playoffs. He capitalised on the opportunities presented to him against Delhi and Puneri Paltan, making a strong case for himself. He’ll be instrumental in the remaining two encounters for the Yoddhas.
Sandeep Kumar Dhull
Team: Jaipur Pink Panthers
Match: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls
The big positive for Jaipur Pink Panthers this season has been the phenomenal ascent of Sandeep Kumar Dhull in the competition. He’s been a rock-solid figure at the left corner for Jaipur and has slowly turned into the face of their defence. Averaging almost three tackles per match, Sandeep will aim to leave his mark in Jaipur’s final encounter this season against bottom-placed Tamil Thalaivas. He’ll be raring to go and will be an exciting prospect in your fantasy team.
Team: Haryana Steelers
Match: U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers
Scoring 13 points in his previous encounter against Telugu Titans, Vikash Kandola has been time and again emerged as the saviour for Haryana Steelers. In his 18 outings this season, he has garnered 176 points and etched his name as one of the most consistent performers in the league. Haryana play U Mumba before the playoffs begin and their fortunes highly depends on the performance of Vikash.
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