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Editor’s Pick (PKL)

The first match is between Pune and Gujarat. The thing with this match is that both teams are from Zone A and both teams are in the top three. They are basically now playing to prove which team is better than which. The team in the fourth place is really far away and I don’t think the teams are too scared of losing this particular match though it is better to play to win than have the last minute tension and waiting for external elements to kick in. Like certain cricket teams depending on run rates. I am not naming any team :)

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
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

My lineup
AR: Sandeep Narwal, Deepak Hooda
DF: Girish M Ernak, Abozar Mighani, Fazel Atrachali
RA: Rajesh Mondal, Sachin

Zone B. The second match is between Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Well what can I say about this match? Bengal Warriors is right on the top and Tamil Thalaivas is the last in the Zone. Bengal will want to win the match because the gap between them and the team second on the table - Patna Pirates - is just two. They will want to increase their points and decrease the pressure on themselves. They are through without a doubt though. Tamil Nadu can leave the tournament with their heads held relatively high after a win.

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
Tamil Thalaivas - Squad strength: 25 (22 Indian, 3 Overseas)
Defenders – C Arun, Amit Hooda, Sanket Chavan, Rajesh, Anil Kumar, Anil Kumar, Mugilan, Sanket Chavan, T. Prabhakaran, Vijin T., Vijay Kumar, Muruthu M, Darshan J
Raiders – Waleed Al Hasani, Dong Geon Lee, Bhavani Rajput, Ajay Thakur, M. Thivakaran, K. Prapanjan, Sombir, Vineet Sharma, Sarang Deshmukh
All Rounders – Prathap, Chan Sik Park, Sujit Maharana, Ananthkumar

My lineup
AR: Ran Singh
DF: Darshan J, Surjeet Singh
RA: Prapanjan K, Ajay Thakur, Deepak Narwal, Maninder Singh

What do you think? Do comment with suggestions if any.
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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