Haryana Steelers will collide with Tamil Thalaivas in an Inter-zone wildcard match. This match will be held at Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Indoor stadium in Kolkata around 8 pm on Tuesday.
The Steelers are resuming after their loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-39 in the previous match. Haryana’s poor defence has been the major factor why they find themselves at the bottom of the table. The defence looked bleak that night as Pink Panther’s raiders managed to take 23 points.
Tamil Thalaivas are also coming off a loss after they were beaten by the Bengal Warriors in a close encounter 24-27. Tamil Thalaivas could only manage to score 6 tackle points and the opposition crossed the double figure.
Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas both have had a similar season and both find themselves at the bottom of the table. The defence has been the prime reason of their downfall as they have always let down the raiders. The only win they managed to secure was when the defenders clicked.
The injury of Surendra Nada has really hampered Steelers campaign this time around. Tamil Thalaivas were struggling with their coordination as all the stars like Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chillar, Amit Hooa, C. Arun found it really hard to play with each other. Both the bottom-placed teams will look to play for their pride in the last battle of the season.
Their previous meeting ended in a 32-32 tie and someone will look to emerge victorious this time around.
Ajay Thakur (right raider) vs Kuldeep Singh (left corner)
Monu Goyat (right raider) vs Sunil (left corner)
Probable playing 7
Haryana Steelers: Monu Goyat (c), Vikas Kandola, Naveen, Mayur Shivtarkar, Sachin Shingade, Sunil, and Kuldeep Singh
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajay Thakur (c), Sukesh Hegde, Jasvir Singh, C.Arun, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Amit Hooda, and Sunil
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