Haryana Steelers will take on the Telugu Titans as a part of the Inter-Zone Challenge Week in Sonepat, Haryana.
In-form Haryana Steelers will look to pile on the agony for Telugu Titans who come into the game on the back of a loss against Puneri Paltan.
Hosts Haryana, on the other hand, will look to maintain their unbeaten run in their home leg against Hyderabad. Prashanth Kumar Rai will be the cynosure of attention in attack for the north-Indian side after picking up 16 points against the Bulls on Saturday, while Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar will again have to assume responsibility in defence. Surjeet Singh and Wazir Singh’s contribution cannot be overlooked either as the Steelers now target rising to the summit of their zone. Haryana defence lacked the regular sheen with Surender Nada being relegated to the bench quite often; and not one player managed to pick up more than two tackle points including Mohit Chhillar. They cannot afford to do this against the rampaging threat possessed by Rahul Chaudhari, the Titans stalwart.
The Titans, however, will need to start the match better than their last outing against Pune in which the Maharashtra outfit enforced two All-Outs on them before they even got on the board. Raid Machine Rahul Chaudhari has had a below-par season when compared to his lofty standards, however, he has also lacked support from his team-mates, in all fairness. Their defence needs to do a whole lot better with the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj, Sombir and Rohit Rana, all culpable for poor displays over the first half of the campaign.
Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans Starting Lineup
Haryana Steelers – Surender Nada (c), Mohit Chillar, Wazir Singh, Prashant Kumar Rai, Deepak Dahiya, Parmod Narwal, Rakesh Singh Kumar
Telugu Titans – Rahul Chaudhari (c), Nilesh Salunkhe, Rohit Rana, Farhad Milaghardan, Sombir, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mohsen Maghsoudlou