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Editor’s Pick (PKL)

Zone A - Gujarat is still going strong and how? They are increasing the gap between themselves and the team second on the table - Haryana - by eight points. Now as the days to the next level are decreasing, every point matters. This is the time to bring on their best and ensure that it lasts until the finals. You do not want anyone telling you that you peaked too soon, do you?

Zone B - points are closer with Bengal on top and just 2 points away from the second ranked Patna. The gaps here are wider than that of Zone A after the first place.

First match is between Delhi and Bengaluru. The last Wild Card match. Last teams of both zones.
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
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

My lineup
AR: Ashish Kumar, Meraj Sheykh
DF: Sunil, Mahender Singh
RA: Rohit Kumar, Abolfazi Maghsodiou, Ajay Kumar

Second match is between Jaipur and Haryana. Jaipur is second last in Zone A. They are not exactly in a good place. They need to win all the matches by big margins to make it to the top three. This is a Zone A match and Haryana is second. They are mostly through. They just need to win this match and they do not have to worry.
Jaipur Pink Panthers - Squad strength: 19 (17 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Jae Min Lee, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Vignesh B, Ravinder Kumar
Raiders – Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K, Ajit Singh, Kamal Kishor, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Tushar Patil, Sunil Siddhgavali, Rahul Choudhary
All Rounders –  Manjeet Chhillar, Dong Gyu Kim, Santhapanaselvam, Siddharth, Abhishek N.
Haryana Steelers - Squad strength: 22 (20 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Mohit Chhillar, Neeraj Kumar, Vikash, Surender Nada, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Jeeva Gopal, Rakesh S. Kumar, Neeral Kumar, Babu M, Raju Lal Choudhary
Raiders – Sonu Narwal, Khomsan Thongkham, Deepak Kumar, Surjeet Singh, Prashant K Rai, Deepak Dahiya, Wazir Singh, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar
All Rounders –  David Mosambayi, Mayur Shivtarkar, Deepak Rathee, Parmod Narwal, Kuldeep Singh

My Lineup
AR: Siddharth, Santhapanaselvam
DF: Mohit Chhillar, Surendar Nada
RA: Pawan Kumar, Wazir Singh, Jasvir Singh

What do you think?
Indu

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 !!!

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