Pune will play against the Telugu team tonight in an Inter-Zone Challenge Match. Pune is in the second position of the Zone A table with 37 points from 13 matches. Their last match was against Mumbai, which they lost. Andhra team is in the fifth place of the Zone B table with 25 points from 8 matches and the last match played and lost to Bengal.
Pune’s raiding unit has endured without Nitin Tomar and could manage to score only 7 raid points against Mumbai. Akshay Jadhav scored 5 points as a substitute and Deepak Kumar Dahiya scored 2 points. With uncertainties over Nitin’s wellness, the Pune raiders must pull up and give a decent performance and Akshay Jadhav should be given an opportunity. Pune’s defense fared better as they scored 12 points. GB More performed well and scored 4 points and Sandeep Narwal scored 3 points. Captain Girish Ernak could score only 1 point and the all-rounder Monu contributed 2 points. The defense must proceed with their high performance and expectation that their raiding unit turns up tonight.
Telugu team’s raiders had a clumsy day against Bengal, yet Rahul scored 8 points towards the later part. Nilesh Salunke scored 3 points while Mohsen Maghsoudlou scored 1 raid point and 2 tackle points. They will hope to give more unequivocal exhibitions against Pune tonight. Telugu defenders had one more great entertainment as Iranian Farhan Milaghardhan scored a High 5 and the stand-by captain Abozar Mighani scored 3 points. Captain Vishal Bhardwaj didn’t play the last match inferable from injury but is fit enough to play this match. They will hope to play well and smash the feeble Pune’s raiding unit.
The two groups will hope to win this Inter-Zone match. Telugu team will depend on their defense and put an end to the Pune side with their robust raiders. Pune, on the other hand, will trust that their raiders will meet up and play well while their defense will hope to proceed with their excellent form.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune Team: (Captain) Girish Maruti Ernak, Deepak Kumar Dahiya/Nitin Tomar, Akshay Jadhav, Monu, Sandeep Narwal, Shubham Shinde, GB More
Telugu Team: (Captain) Vishal Bhardwaj, Manoj Kumar, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Rahul Chaudhari, Abozar Mighani, Nilesh Salunke, Farhan Milaghardhan
Rahul Chaudhari, Akshay Jadhav, and Nitin Tomar
Rahul Chaudhari has now transformed into a suitable shape after an initial spell of struggle in this season. Nitin Tomar has shown an excellent performance so far and has been able to bag 100 raid points and will be hoping to add extras after his injury lay-off. Jadhav is tactful in his raids and will be a good addition as a supporting raider along with his skillful tackles.
Girish Ernak and Abozar Mighani
They are the two concrete defending pillars. Both of them are highly efficient tacklers and with their strong ankle holds, they are sure to guarantee a good return of points.
Monu’s performance has been overwhelming and the Pune team will be expected to exploit his competency in tonight’s match too by keeping a close eye on the Telugu defenders.
Match Prediction – Pune vs Telugu
Pune looks more promising to win tonight’s match.