The last day of the Nagpur leg sees in-form Puneri Paltan take on a somewhat depleted Jaipur Pink Panthers side.
The teams are heading into the game with contrasting runs up till now. Puneri Paltan registered a 26-21 win against Dabang Delhi while the Jaipur Pink Panthers lost to Delhi in their only match till now. Pune sit atop the standings in Zone A wheareas Jaipur are at the bottom of the table.
Puneri Paltan have looked like strong contenders this season with the all-round capability of the team. Deepak Hooda, their skipper is the focal point of their raiding unit. Rajesh Mondal, the Do-Or-Die raid master and youngster GB More assist Deepak Hooda in raiding.
The defense rests on the experienced campaigner Dharmaraj Cheralathan alongside Girish Ernak. Sandeep Narwal adds his all-round ability with important raids as well as shining in the defense.
On the other hand, Jaipur Pink Panthers, led by perhaps the best all-rounder in PKL, Manjeet Chillar find themselves in need of a good showing. The raiding department received a huge blow as K Selvamani, a young prospect, will miss out due to injury. This will bring the raiding mantle on the shoulders of the wily Jasvir Singh. He will require the likes of Pawan Kumar and Tushar Patil to step up in the raiding department.
The defence is manned by the likes of Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam and Somvir Shekhar, who struggled against Delhi and will have to be at their best against a formidable Pune attack.
Puneri Paltan vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Starting 7
Puneri Paltan – Deepak Hooda (c), Rajesh Mondal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Girish Ernak, Sandeep Narwal, Ravi Kumar, GB More
Jaipur Pink Panthers – Manjeet Chillar (c), Navneet Gautam, Jasvir Singh, Tushar Patil, Manoj Dhull, Pawan Kumar, Somvir Shekhar