PUN Vs GUJ Dream11 Team Prediction : Gujarat look to return from their first defeat of the season while Puneri Paltan look to build on the momentum.
After handing over Dabang Delhi K.C. their first defeat of the showpiece league, Gujarat Fortunegiants found themselves crumbling to their first defeat as well in their ensuing encounter. Playing against hosts Mumbai in their final encounter of the Mumbai leg of PKL 7, Gujarat ended up suffering a harrowing defeat as they were pummelled by 32-20.
The result saw them slip down all the way to fourth place in the league standings, something the side will look to climb from today against Puneri Paltan. One of the most consistent, strategically impeccable and well-rounded sides in the league ever since their advent into Pro Kabaddi League two seasons back, Gujarat Fortunegiants will be undeterred by their result from the previous encounter.
Elsewhere, Puneri Paltan will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce after finally managing to emerge on the greener side of things yesterday. Playing against Patna Pirates in their home leg, Puneri Paltan put in an emphatic performance as they went onto stem a run of three successive defeats, finally recording their first points on the points tally with a flawless display, one that saw them take a 14-0 lead in the first half, the best start ever by a side in PKL.
Probable Playing 7
Gujarat Fortune Giants
Sunil Kumar(C), Parvesh, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Ankit, Sumit, GB More
Surjeet Singh(C), Girish Maruti Ernak, Amit Kumar, Manjeet, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Sanket Sawant, Shubham Shinde
As far as encounters go in the land of PKL, this one holds one of the most one sided identity. In the six matches contested between the two sides till date, Gujarat Fortunegiants hold a tighthold over Puneri Paltan, winning all of the matches and will be looking to add to that dominance as they look to make massive strides in the points tally.
Despite Puneri Paltan coming off an incredible win, Gujarat should be an opposition way too strong for them. They are up against a side known for their ability to change their gameplan according to their opposition, blessed with some incredible players who’ll stand tall amongst the opposition and come out with a win on the night.
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Puneri Paltan
Date And Time: 5th August, Monday- 8:30pm
Venue: Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
Gujarat Fortune Giants
- Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, GB More
- Surjeet Singh, Manjeet, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Shubham Shinde
Dream 11 Picks
At just a price of 11 credits, right corner Amit from Gujarat Fortunegiants offers immense value. He’s been a major reason for Gujarat doing so well in the backline, moving in quickly to close out any space for raiders, using his ability to guide the arm chain tackles to perfection. Sunil Kumar in cover joins him with us expecting Gujarat to imbed a scintillating display in defence for the side.
Captain of Puneri Paltan, Surjeet Singh is also picked up by us for this match with us expecting this to be a closely contested match between two incredible defences.
We select our first player from Paltan with Manjeet entering our side after putting in a solid showing yesterday in defence to give his side the first win of their league. The absence of Nitin was adequately fulfilled by Manjeet and up against a raiding unit who have aspirations to guide their side to the title this time around, he’ll need to emulate his performance of yesterday.
From the Fortunegiants we are roping in Rohit Gulia into our side for this match. While he’s been as steady as ever as a defender, he’s been kept quite in the raiding department and will need to come up with some good points for his side in the facet, something we envisage him mustering up.
With Sachin Tanwar and Rohit both failing in unison, GB More from Gujarat has managed to come up with some good performances. What adds value to our side by bringing him in is the fact that he’s slowly starting to emerge as an all-rounder, coming up with tackles as well across the last couple of matches.
From Paltan it was a decision between Amit Kumar and Pankaj for us and we decided to go ahead with Amit given his and Manjeet’s contributions in the defensive department as well. He should get some tackles today as well along with putting in some good raids, seeing him become our last selection for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are choosing Rohit as our side’s captain while More is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the PKL 7 fraternity and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.