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The 7th season of India's second richest league after Indian Premier League (IPL) i.e. Pro-Kabaddi League (PKL) kicked off Saturday. One of the two games were playing in thePKL on July 24, Dabangg Delhi will take on their arch-rivals Telugu Titans at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Dabangg Delhi KC led by their star player Joginder Narwal forgive the "Perennial Underdogs" tag last year by securing victories against the strongest of teams to make it to the playoffs for the first time in six seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
A well-balanced unit makes Delhi a serious contender yet this time around. Having retained star players like Joginder Narwal and Meyraj Sheykh, coach Kishan Kumar Hooda hasn?t meddled much with the core group at the auctions this year.
The raiding department led by veteran Chandran Ranjit, who had put up a phenomenal show last season combining with the talismanic all-rounder Meyraj Sheykh. Also, Ravinder Pahal at the right corner and the seasoned Joginder Narwal on the left is a lethal combination, one you wouldn't want to mess with.
On the other hand, Telugu Titans led by their star defender Vishal Bhardwaj would like to return to the path of victory as they loss to UMumba on the very first day of the 7th season. Moreover, Telugu Titans has been one of the most under-rated sides of the league. Despite always making a charged performance in every season with a slew of star raiders and defenders, the side have never managed to justify the exuberant potential in them, seeing third place finish result as the best outing for the team.
My Dream11 team:
Siddharth Desai(c), Abozar Mighani, Vishal Bhardwaj, C Arun, Meraj Sheykh(vc), Joginder Narwal, Vishal Mane
Replaying Rahul Chaudhari with Siddharth Desai, the side earmarked the U Mumba raider as the man they wanted to repose their faith in as they doled out a colossal Rs.1.45 crore for his services. It was the previous edition of PKL which saw Sid Desai being held in such high stature after he put in a scintillating display with his rapid hand touches proving too fast for defenders to curtail.
Meyraj Sheykh was one of the two Elite players that the franchise chose to retain, the other being skipper Joginder Narwal. The Iranian Cheetah played an integral role in Delhi's offensive game play last season and with the signature scorpion kick up his sleeve, he is a force to take calculative risk with his abilities.
Armaan, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Krushna Madane, Manish, Akash Choudhary, Siddharth Desai, Abozar Mighani, Vishal, Duet Jennings, Amit Kumar, C Arun, Suraj Desai, Suraj Kumar, Sombir, Mula Siva Ganesh Reddy, Rakesh Gowda
Dabang Delhi KC
Meraj Sheykh, Joginder Narwal, Chandran Ranjit, Ravinder Pahal, Vijay Malik, Vishal Mane, Anil Kumar, Saeid Ghaffari, Sombir, Pratik, Neeraj Narwal, Satywan
Dabangg Delhi KC vs Telugu Titans Match 9
Day and Date - July 24, Wednesday
Timing - 8:30 PM
Venue - Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad