HYD vs TAM Dream11 Team: Telugu Titans look to comeback from their drubbing at the hands of U Mumba on Saturday
They were the first side to play their opening fixture of Pro Kabaddi League 7 in their home but despite the ardent backing from their rapturous support base, Telugu Titans failed to live upto the expectations accorded from them. It was not just the defeat but the manner in which it came about that left the side dejected, a loss that they now have little time to rectify.
Be it the raiding or the defending side of the game, Telegu Titans were cleaned apart in both facets of the game by a U Mumba outfit who were looking to get back at them for unleashing a raid on their side in the auctions. Whilst they ended up taking their star defender Siddharth Desai, the Titans also took away their Iranian coach, something which the Mumbai based side didn’t take to very happily as was evident on Saturday.
Having heavily invested in defence, Mumbai’s strategy paid off as they curtailed Desai who made for a horrid viewing in his first move for the side. He was tackled 5 times along with registering a plethora of empty raids, starting and ending with one to leave his side besmirched as they saw out a 31-25 defeat on the night.
Now up against Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans are squaring off against an outfit who have a stupendous raiding department at their disposal. Their perusal of Rahul in the auctions saw them get the player in for Rs.94 lakh who along with Ajay Thakur and a couple of other exciting names forms up an extremely resilient raiding department for his side.
Given the way Telugu Titans completely fell apart with a clear lack of proper skill set up the field coming back to perturb the side, we see Tamil Thalaivas winning this one to give the Thalaivas a win today. With Mohit Chillar and Manjeet Chillar slotting into the two corner positions and all-rounder coming in as left cover, Tamil Thalaivas have an extremely astute defensive setup.
The Titans are going to be left in tatters as they try to traverse past this trio and we don’t see them improving on their attacking showing from day one. The Thalaivas should win this and give the Titans their second defeat in as many matches.
Defenders for HYD vs TAM Dream11
Vishal Bhardwaj massively disappointed against U Mumba and the side will turn to him today to imbed a pinch perfect performance when he squares off against Ajay Thakur and Rahul. These are names which can make light work of any defensive unit and Vishal will need to parry away their efforts with resolve and will if his side are to make things jittery for the opposition.
From the Thalaivas we have opted for Ponparthiban Subramaniam with the player assured a spot in the side as the right cover. This position has a serious dearth of players for the side and the 12.5 price tag on the player sees us free up funds in other segments of our side.
All-Rounders for HYD vs TAM Dream11
Manjeet Chillar was always the first player on our mind when we began building out our all-rounders’ segment. A player heavily invested in by his side, the left cover will not only need to dole out his blocks and body holds but also play a pivotal role in coming out as an instrumental figure in the do or die raids and assist the raiding department.
From Telugu Titans we have gone ahead with Farhad Milaghardan after he was played as a raider in the previous encounter, the first time the Titans have tried him out in the role. With their a real void of player up the field, he’ll be relied upon once again to get in some touches and dash his way past the line.
Raiders for HYD vs TAM Dream11
The two raiders are opted by us from Telegu Titans, once again solely on the basis of the 10.5 cheap price which Rakesh Gowda holds. We have also gotten in Siddharth Desai despite him enduring a woeful match yesterday with the player’s 200 plus raid points and Rs.1.45 crore price making him a player we have to get in.
From Tail Thalaivas we have opted from Ajay Thakur to complete our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Manjeet Chillar has been chosen to lead our side as captain while its Ajay who is the vice-captain.
Vishal Bharadwaj(C), Abozar Mighani, Siddharth Desai, Rajinish, Farhan Milaghardhan, C. Arun and Krushna Madane
Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul Chaudhari, Shabber Bapu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chillar, Manjeet Chillar and Ponparthiban
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Telugu Titans Vs Tamil Thalaivas
Date And Time: 21st May, Sunday- 8:30pm
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD