Gujarat Giants will lock horns with defending champions Dabang Delhi K.C. in a crucial Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 match at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, November 25.
Led by talismanic captain Chandran Ranjith, the Giants will be keen on ending their four-match losing streak in the ongoing edition of Pro Kabaddi.
The Ram Mehar Singh-coached outfit head into the Dabang Delhi fixture after succumbing to a 31-35 defeat against U.P. Yoddhas in a thrilling encounter on Monday.
With 34 points from 15 matches, the Giants are currently placed 11th in the PKL Season 9 standings and need to win against Dabang Delhi to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Meanwhile, star all-rounder Parteek Dhaiya has been in impressive form for the Giants, having picked 83 raid points in 12 matches including five Super 10s to his name this season.
On the other hand, reigning PKL champions Dabang Delhi will be brimming with confidence after defeating Haryana Steelers 42-30 in their previous match on Sunday.
Under head coach Krishan Kumar Hooda, Dabang Delhi are currently placed eighth in the standings with 45 points from 16 games and will look to continue their two-match winning run in order to stay in contention for the Season 9 playoffs.
For Dabang Delhi, star raider Naveen Kumar has been the standout player in PKL 9, having bagged 172 raid points in 16 matches.
Gujarat Giants vs Dabang Delhi K.C. head-to-head
Gujarat Giants have a slight edge over Dabang Delhi K.C. in their head-to-head record in the Pro Kabaddi League, having won five of the 11 matches that they have clashed so far. Dabang Delhi have registered four victories while two matches have been tied.
The last time these two sides faced each other, the Giants suffered a 33-53 loss in a Pro Kabaddi Season 9 fixture earlier in October.
The Chandran Ranjith-led Giants will aim to avenge their recent defeat against Dabang Delhi in Hyderabad on Friday.