The home side Telugu Titans will take on Dabang Delhi KC, with the latter yet to make their debut in the PKL 7 on Wednesday, July 24th at 8:30 PM IST in Hyderabad.
The Titans have even lost both their games so far, first to the U Mumba and then to the Tamil Thalaivas, with the losses bringing about their flaws in both their raiding and defense units. Siddharth ‘Bahubali’ Desai has failed to live up to his hefty price tag and needs to come against Delhi.
Delhi will be silently confident about their team after retaining the core which even helped them reach their first PKL playoffs last season. They have a good dynamic core raiding unit led by the Iranian Meraj Sheykh who will collaborate by Naveen Kumar, two youngsters to watch out for this season.
Key players: Abozar Mighai, Vishal Bhardwaj, and Siddharth Desai.
The Telugu need the Siddharth Desai to step up owing to the fact that players such as Kamal Sigh or Rajinish are not able to lead the raiding unit despite their best efforts. Dabang Delhi has a strong defensive unit in place with the likes of Ravinder Pahal, Vishal Mane and Skipper Joginder Narwal who will keen on keeping the lanky raiders threat at bay.
Dabang Delhi KC
Key Players: Ravinder Pahal, Naveen Kumar and Meraj Sheykh
Delhi has a brilliant defensive unit led by the Captain Joginder Singh in the left corner and ‘The Hawk’ Ravinder Pahal in the right corner. The might of the Vishal Mane in the right cover adds further muscle to the defense. The likes of the Meraj Sheykh and Vijay Malik are good utility options for the left cover position although Anil Kumar could be expected to slot into that position.