In a close battle with the Titans, Giants were able to claim victory by a slender margin of two points in the dying minutes of the game when Parvesh Bhainswal got better of their raider Rakshith. In a game where our raiders were excellent throughout and combined for a total of 19 raid points, as K Prapanjan added another Super 10 to his tally. However, our defence was not up to the mark, which coach Manpreet Singh will surely address for the upcoming clash with the Steelers.
After 4 days of rest in the city of Vizag, we will gear up once again to face our zone rivals, Haryana Steelers. We have already met them for two previous encounters, one which ended in a loss, and other ended in our favour. With our third and final encounter of the VIVO PKL 6 against the Haryana Steelers, we will look to continue our winning streak and register our second win over them. We will have to improve on our defensive mistakes from last game as we now face the highest paid player of the VIVO PKL 6 in Monu Goyat along with Vikash Khandola, both of whom have been good in patches along the season. Our defence would have to take their game up a notch if we were to stand a chance to win. Parvesh Bhainswal will have to play to best of his ability providing a stable platform to build our defensive game.
Battle within Battle: Sachin Tanwar vs. Vikash Khandola
Both the players have the ability to explode. Vikash Khandola has supported Monu Goyat amply in the season. With five Super 10s to his name, Vikash has the number to inflict a potential defeat upon us. Whereas, Sachin has been on a solid run of his own, with an average of 8 points per match, he can score at will. A nightmare for opposition defence Sachin’s quickness has made him one of the raiders to watch out for. This battle of top raiders will be a fun one to watch.
Prapanjan added his second Super 10 of this season against the Telugu Titans. He has become our secondary raider supporting Sachin Tanwar consistently in every match. He will be a key Giant when we go up against the Haryana Steelers. His ability to provide points for us when Sachin is not able to, will help the team come out with a win against a strong Haryana defence.
Ranked second on the top defenders list of season 6, Parvesh Bhainswal has proven his talents on the mat. He has been the core of our defence. He will be vital against the opposition raiders like Monu Goyat and Vikash Kandola. Parvesh will be looking to make amends from his performance against Telugu Titans.
VIVO PKL 6, Match 87: Haryana Steelers Vs Gujarat Fortune Giants, 8 PM IST
Venue: RAJIV GANDHI INDOOR STADIUM, VIZAG
Broadcast: Star Sports Network