Preview: Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi

Match 9 of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 will see Tamil Thalaivas take on Dabang Delhi K.C. We look at the factors that might decide the outcome of the match.

Many Firsts for Tamil Thalaivas

  • Tamil Thalaivas have faced Dabang Delhi on 2 occasions and have lost both of those matches, a win for Tamil Thalaivas will be their first against Dabang Delhi in PKL.
  • If Tamil Thalaivas win it will be first time that they have won both their opening matches of PKL.

Thalaivas experienced defence vs upcoming star Naveen

The big battle in today’s encounter will be if upcoming raider Naveen continues his fine form against the experienced Thalaivas defence. Naveen scored 14 out of the 23-raid points Delhi scored and was the difference between a win and a loss for Dabang Delhi. However, repeating the task will not be easy as Thalaivas have the likes of Manjeet Chhillar, Mohit Chhillar and Ran Singh in their ranks who have quality and experience. If Thalaivas defence manages to stop Naveen it will be job half done for the Chennai outfit.

Naveen Kumar raid
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Can Rahul and Ajay punish floundering Delhi defence?

Dabang Delhi started their campaign with a nervy 1-point win against Telugu Titans. While their raiders were in good nick Delhi’s defence had a forgettable night. Delhi attempted 24 tackles and failed with 18 of those failing with a whopping 70% of their attempted tackles. They next face a Tamil Thalaivas team who have Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur in their ranks. Rahul in fact started his Pro Kabaddi Season 7 campaign with a Super 10 against Telugu Titans. Delhi’s defence has to improve if they want to maintain their unbeaten run.

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