We are in for a treat on Thursday as the Giants will square off against the in-form Dabang Delhi in a highly-anticipated match at the Dome @ NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai.
After two smashing wins, the Giants will look to maintain their winning momentum, however, it will be a great challenge to come out on top against the strong Dabang Delhi outfit.
Sachin Tanwar and the in-form Rohit Gulia hold key to our raiding department as the duo secured 27 raid points combined, in our first two matches. Sonu Jaglan had a dream debut against Bengaluru Bulls and took a stunning super raid against U.P Yoddha, securing 9 raid points in 2 matches. It remains to be seen whether Manpreet will give him a chance in the starting seven against Dabang Delhi.
In addition to his raiding prowess, GB More looked unstoppable in defence against U.P. Yoddha and his all-round abilities will be vital for us against the Dabangs on Thursday.
On the defensive front, Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal will look to continue their astonishing form. Having come out on top against the likes of Rohit Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat and Shrikant Jadav, the fans are very curious to see whether Sunil and Parvesh show similar dominance against the Dabang Delhi raiding unit.
Naveen Kumar tops the leaderboard with 32 raid points and our defence has to be at it’s stellar best if they want to be successful against him. The corner defenders Sumit and Ankit will look to work in tandem with Sunil and Parvesh to shut down Delhi’s attack on Thursday.
With 40 raid points in his 6 matches against Dabang Delhi, including a Super 10 to his name, Sachin Tanwar has caused many problems to their defence in the past. Out of his 10 raids against Dabang’s corner defender Joginder Narwal, Sachin has been successful 6 times and it will be interesting to see if he shows the same consistency against Narwal, on Thursday.
Head to Head
It will be a Deja vu feeling for the Giants when they step on the mat on Thursday. We kick-started our journey in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League against Dabang Delhi on August 1st 2017, and on the same day after two years, we will face them again.
In 6 matches we have played against Dabang Delhi, we managed to beat them on four occasions.
Predicted Line up
Sachin Tanwar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sumit, Rohit Gulia, Sunil Kumar(C), Ankit, More GB.