Gujarat is still on top of Zone A with 43 points. Bengal Warriors in Zone B with 42 points. Seems like you can decide the top team of each zone more or less now. The second and third place is very dicey with not much margin in the points. There will be a lot of suspense there, hopefully. What’s a tournament without it, yes?
Today’s Match - Hyderabad V Pune.
Telugu Titans - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Rohit Rana, Farhad Rahimi, Vinod Kumar, Amit Singh Chhillar, Sombir
Raiders – Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Athul MS, Rahul Chaudhari, Vikas Kumar, Vikas (Services), Nilesh Salunke, Munish, Vinoth Kumar, Munish, Vikrant, Ankit Malik
Puneri Paltan - Squad strength: 15 (13 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Dharamraj Cheralathan, Girish Ernak, Md. Ziaur Rehman
Raiders – Rajesh Mondal, Rohit Kumar Choudary, Umesh Mhatre, Akshay Jadhav, More GB, Suresh Kumar, Deepak Niwas Hooda
All Rounders – Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Ravi Kumar, Ajay, Narender Hooda
This match lineup was tricky. Lot of high performing players.
AR: Sandeep Narwal, Deepak Hooda, Rakesh Kumar, Vishal Bharadwaj
DF: Girish Maruti
RA: Rahul Chaudhari, More GB
More all-rounders today than my usual. I prefer more raiders ideally.
Second match - Bengal V Delhi
Bengal Warriors - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)Defenders – Young Chang Ko, Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet Singh, Virender Singh, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede
Raiders – Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Vinod Kumar, Virender Wazir Singh, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar
All Rounders – Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Ran Singh, Ravindra Kumavat, Vikash
Dabang Delhi - Squad strength: 20 (18 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Nilesh Shinde, Bajirao Hodage, Sunil, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Swapnil Shinde, Satpal
Raiders – Ravi Dalal, Abolfazl Maghsoudlou, Suraj Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Patil Anand, Suresu Kumar, Vipin Malik, Shubham Palkar
All Rounders – Tapas Pal, Vishal, Meraj Sheykh, Rupesh Tomar, Chetan S, Yatharth
Top scorer of B meets Last Bencher of A.
Ideally I’d want Meraj Sheykh, Surjeet Singh, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, A Maghsodio and Jang Kun Lee. Salary issues. I have only 11 left. So taking the most expensive player out - Quite painfully at that - Jang Kun Lee. I want Ran Singh. Hodage in. Compromise much?
My final lineup
AR: Ran Singh, Meraj Sheykh
DF: Bajirao Hodage, Surjeet Singh
RA: A Maghsodio, Deepak Narlwal, Maninder Singh
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 !!!