Haryana Steelers will lock horns against UP Yoddha in Vivo Pro Kabaddi on Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 19:30 PM IST
UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers will be back in action after a couple of days off as they look to get their campaigns back on track.
Both sides have had a topsy-turvy season and are 8th and 9th in the table respectively. This is a crucial phase in the competition and both sides would need to pull up their socks to keep themselves in the mix.
The Steelers hold ninth position in the points table with three wins, four losses and a tie from eight matches. The Haryana-based franchise has earned 20 points so far this season.
UP Yoddha, too, have not been consistent despite having stars like Pardeep Narwal and Nitesh Kumar in the squad. They hold the eighth position and have an identical number of points as Haryana.
Jaideep Kuldeep:Jaideep Kuldeep has looked a class apart with his defence and the left-corner defender has registered 26 tackle points in just 8 games, including 4 in the last game. He is joint third on the list of top-scoring defenders. He has formed a formidable unit with Nada and the duo will trouble most raiding units.
Vikash Khandola:Vikash Khandola is a fine raider and he has done really well thus far. He has made a brilliant comeback after a couple of poor games to reach 60 raid points. He not only scored 8 raid points in the last game but also produced. successful tackle. He will hold the key in this game.
Surender Nada:Surender Nada missed the last season due to an injury he picked up before the start of the tournament, and showcased what the Steelers were missing in that time. Nada is one of the most experienced defenders in the league and has accrued 22 tackle points and 2 bonus points. He has been poor in the last couple of games and would be eager to bounce back.
Surender Gill:Surender Gill put in some fine performances last season, which entrusted UP Yoddha to retain him. The youngster Gill has been superb this season and has taken the mantle in light of Narwals struggles. The 23-year-old has 53 raid points and has also produced 7 successful tackles. He will be key in this game.
Sumit:Sumit is as solid a defender as one can have in the side and has put on strong performances thus far. The left corner defender has scored 22 tackle points and is among the top-performing defender thus far.
Pardeep Narwal:The talisman Narwal seems to be getting fitter and in-form and has put in some decent performances in the last couple of games, though he is still far from his best. The phenomenon has accumulated 53 raid points thus far and will need to produce a spectacular performance tonight if UP are to have a chance.
Jab pichli baar jab Haryana aur UP bhide the toh kuch aise kamaal hue the ??— Haryana Steelers (@HaryanaSteelers) January 11, 2022
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