The first match - UP - Bengaluru
UP Yoddha - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Jeeva Kumar, Hadi Tajik, Nitesh Kumar, Gurvinder Singh, Santosh BS, Rohit Kumar, Sanoj Kumar
Raiders – Rishank Devadiga, Sulieman Kabir, Nitin Tomar, Surendra Singh, Mahesh Goud, Ajvender Singh, Gulveer Singh
All Rounders – Rajesh Narwal, Pankaj, Sunil, Sagar B Krishna
Bengaluru Bulls - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Ravinder Pahal, Sachin Kumar, Navjot Singh, Pradeep Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Mahender Singh
Raiders – Rohit Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Sumit Singh, Harish Naik, Sinotharan Kanesharajah, Gurvinder Singh, Rohit, Sunil Jaipal
All Rounders – Sanjay Shrestha, Ashish Kumar, Ankit Sangwan, Amit, Preetam Chhillar
DF: Ravinder Pahal , Mahender Singh
RA: Ajay Kumar, Nitin Tomar, Rishank Devadiga, Rohit Kumar
The points of some players go right through the roof. Nitin Tomar with a score of 654 and Rohit Kumar with 1018. I have seen Rohit Kumar play. He is really really fast. He can touch and run and you will literally not know what hit you. Selecting him as a captain will double your score and take you right on top. That would be my assumption.
The other match - Mumbai - Gujarat
U Mumba - Squad strength: 18 (15 Indian, 3 Overseas)
Defenders – Joginder Narwal, Surender Singh, D. Suresh Kumar, Deepak Yadav, N. Renjith
Raiders – Kashiling Adake, Nitin Madane, Shabeer Bappu, Anup Kumar, Darshan, Shrikant Jadhav, Mohan Raman G
All Rounders – Dong Ju Hong, Hadi Oshtorak, Kuldeep Singh, Yong Joo Ok, Shiv Om, E Subash
Gujarat Fortune Giants - Squad strength: 18 (15 Indian, 3 Overseas)
Defenders – Abozar Mighani, C Kalai Arasan, Fazel Atrachali, Vikas Kale, Manoj Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar
Raiders – Sukesh Hegde, Mahendra Rajput, Sachin, Amit Rathi, Dange Sultan, Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Chandran Ranjit
All Rounders – Seong Ryeol Kim, Mahipal Narwal, Rohit Gulia
Gurajat is still on the top, while U Mumba is in dire need of wins.
AR: Kuldeep Singh
DF: Abozar Mighani, Fazel Atrachali
RA: Sachin, Anup Kumar, Shabeer Bappu, Sukesh Hegde
For the above two matches I see that I have totally taken the offensive strategy. The number of raiders on my team is really high. I think that is a good sign. Being on the defense, while it can work to an extent, need not be the plan all the time. As the tournament will progress to the next stage, it is vital to score as many points as possible. And Raiders, in my opinion, are the way to do so.
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!