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PKL 2021: Haryana Steelers v/s Puneri Paltan - Preview, Expected 7, Live streaming, Players to Watch out, Head to head, Key battle

All you need to know about match 64 of PKL 2021 between Haryana Steelers and Puneri Paltan.

Aslam Inamdar Puneri Paltan Vikas Kandola Haryana Steelers

Aslam Inamdar and Vikas Kandola


Vaibhav Borse

Updated: 19 Jan 2022 2:32 AM GMT

It is a brand new chapter of the rivalry between two legendary players turned coaches in PKL 2021. Anup Kumar will be up against his beloved friend turned rival and coach of Haryana Steelers Rakesh Kumar. So let's have a look at the detailed preview of this thrilling contest in match number 64 of season eight caravan.

Strategic Takeaways

The inconsistency of defence squandered yet another crucial fixture for the Puneri Paltan. It was a disastrous day for Pune's defensive unit led by vice-captain Vishal Bharadwaj. Captain Nitin Tomar also had a forgettable outing in the previous game where he could not score a single point.

Even though Haryana lost their previous match against Delhi, the Steelers are still favourites for this contest. Although coach Rakesh Kumar will be expecting the big faces to step up when the situation needs them most. We may see a comeback of star all-rounder Rohit Gulia who has been out of action since the past couple of games.

Head to Head

Puneri Paltan is leading the head-to-head count with a minuscule margin. But, Haryana Steelers emerged victorious from both encounters between these two franchises in season seven. In their last face-off, Captain Vikash Kandola scored a marvellous Super 10 against Pune in a one-sided saga.

Overall H2H record:

8 - Matches

5 - Puneri Paltan

3 - Haryana Steelers

0 - Tie

When to watch?

Puneri Paltan will be taking on the Steelers from the land of Kabaddi on the 29th matchday of PKL season eight. The intense battle between these two counterparties will be aired live at 7:30 PM on the 19th of January 2022.

Live Streaming

All the matches are expected to be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar platform. You can also tune in to The Bridge for live updates about the action.

Expected 7

Haryana Steelers:

Vikash Kandola (Raider)

Meetu Sharma (Raider)

Ashish Narwal (Raider)

Jaideep Dahiya (Left Cover)

Mohit Nandal (Right Cover)

Surender Nada (Left Corner)

Ravi Kumar (Right Corner)

Squad: Vikash Kandola (C), Vinay Tewatia, Meetu Sharma, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Vikas Chhillar, Akshay Kumar, Ashish Narwal, Sawin Narwal, Rohit Gulia, Rajesh Narwal, Vikash Jaglan, Shrikant Tewthia, Hamid Mirzaei Nader, Ajay Ghanghas, Surender Nada, Ravi Kumar, Rajesh Gurjar, Sudhakar Kadam, Chand Singh, Yash, Jaideep Dahiya, Mohit Nandal, Ankit

Puneri Paltan:

Mohit Goyat (Raider)

Nitin Tomar (All-rounder)

Aslam Inamdar (All-rounder)

Sanket Sawant (Left Cover)

Abinesh Nadarajan (Right Cover)

Vishal Bharadwaj (Left Corner)

Baldev Singh (Right Corner)

Squad: Nitin Tomar (C), Vishal Bharadwaj (VC), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kadian, Mohit Goyat, Akash Shinde, Shubham Shelke, Vishwas S, Aslam Inamdar, Govind Gurjar, Victor Obiero, E Subhash, Baldev Singh, Balasaheb Jadhav, Sanket Sawant, Hadi Tajik, Sombir Gulia, Karanvir, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sourav Kumar

Players to Watch out For

Vikash Kandola (Haryana Steelers)

Nitin Tomar (Puneri Paltan)

Aslam Inamdar (Puneri Paltan)

Surender Nada (Haryana Steelers)

Mohit Goyat (Puneri Paltan)

Key Battle

Pune offence v/s Haryana defence

Puneri Paltan offensive unit is in surreal form. The Pune-based franchise's raiding unit outshone the defensive wall of UP and scored whopping 30 raid points against them. The debutant duo of Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat will need the support of experienced Nitin Tomar to breach the fortress of Steelers. The well-established defence line of Haryana has been exceptionally consistent this season. In fact, there are total 11 tackle points scorers on the roster of the Steelers so far.

Haryana Steelers tackle points contributors of season eight so far:

Jaideep Dahiya - 31 Tackle points

Surender Nada - 29 Tackle points

Mohit Nandal - 17 Tackle points

Ravi Kumar - 13 Tackle points

Ankit - 3 Tackle points

Vikash Kandola - 2 Tackle points

Shrikant Tewthia - 2 Tackle points

Mohammad Maghsoudlou - 2 Tackle points

Rohit Gulia - 1 Tackle point

Ashish Narwal - 1 Tackle point

Vinay Tewatia - 1 Tackle point

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