Dream11 PUN vs HAR Pro Kabaddi League 2019 (PKL 19) Prediction
The match 6 of the PKL 2019 season will see Anup Kumar-led Puneri Paltan take on Haryana Steelers. Both the teams had a disappointing end to their 2018-19 season, finishing at a lowly fourth and sixth positions respectively. In fact, it was the first time that Puneri Paltan finished out of the playoffs in four years.
The Maharashtrian team decided to make a massive overhaul and this was evident in their foray in the PKL auctions. They boldly decided to not retain a single player and start the campaign afresh. While bringing back Nitin Tomar and Manjeet, Puneri Paltan splurged ₹ 56 lakh on powerful defender Surjeet Singh. The Paltan also brought World Cup winning legendary raider Anup Kumar as the new coach, another sign of their big ambitions.
On the other side of the mat will be Anup’s old friend and legendary defender Rakesh Kumar. Like his compatriot, Rakesh will also be making his coaching debut. Haryana Steelers too made a big statement in the auctions by releasing releasing the pricey Monu Goyat and going for veteran defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan who captained Patna Pirates all the way to the title in 2014.
Dream11 PUN vs HAR Pro Kabaddi League 2019
|Date||May 22, 2019|
|Venue||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad|
|Head to Head (2018)||Puneri Paltan 3-0 Haryana Steelers|
|Possible Playing 7||Puneri Paltan: Surjeet Singh(C), Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Girish Maruti Ernak, Sagar B Krishna, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Shubham Shinde.
Haryana Steelers: Dharmaraj Cheralathan(C), Vikash Khandola, Kuldeep Singh, Selvamani K, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vikas Kale, Parveen.
Dream11 Tips and Tricks Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers
Defenders: We are going with a balanced 3-1-3 formation. Veterans Girish Maruti Ernak and Dharmaraj Cheralathan make it to our starting 7 owing to their vast experience and impact. Puneri Paltans’ skipper Surjeet Singh completes our trio of defenders.
All-rounders: Sagar Krishna is our sole choice considering his effectiveness. The player had raked in a total of 45 points last season with a high not out rate of 88.88.
Raiders: Vikash Khandola will be Haryana Steelers’ go to man in the raiding department considering he was their leading point scorer with points 177 points. Pune’s most expensive player Nitin Tomar was his team’s best scorer with 100 points. The trio is completed by Iranian captain Amir Hossein Maleki who is literally a steal at 10 credits. The only doubt here is whether he will be able to make it to the starting 7.
My Dream11 Team
Surjeet Singh, Nitin Tomar, Girish Maruti Ernak, Sagar B Krishna, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vikash Khandola, Amir Hossein Maleki.
It is a difficult match to predict, considering how close the two teams are on paper. However, considering the fact that Puneri Paltan spent much more magnanimously in the auctions, have a superstar coach in Anup Kumar, and were victorious over Haryana on all the three prior occasions make them an early favourite over Haryana Steelers. We, thus, feel that Puneri Paltan will win this contest.
Predicted Winner: Puneri Paltan
Dream11 PUN vs HAR Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Team 2
Surjeet Singh, Nitin Tomar, Girish Maruti Ernak, Shubham Shinde, Sagar B Krishna, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vikash Khandola.