PUN vs TAM Dream11 : Tamil Thalaivas look to recover from a horrifying defeat when they square off against bottom of the league Puneri Paltan today
The ongoing edition of the Pro Kabaddi League has seen one narrative play out extremely consistently across all of the five legs contested till now. This season is playing out extremely tediously for the home sides, seeing them go on a spate of defeats in their home stadium.
In what has been an extremely surprising turn of events in the seventh edition of the showpiece league, sides have found to tough to build on the incentive of playing in the home solace of their own supporters. Despite ardent lovers of the game turning up in massive numbers to raucous cheer their teams, sides have found to tough to get going at home, something Gujarat Fortunegiants and Telugu Titans epitomised perfectly with both failing to win a single match at home.
And Tamil Thalaivas became the latest side to learn this yesterday with the side falling to a lambasting defeat against Bengaluru Bulls yesterday in what was their first encounter at home. The 32-21 defeat sees them continue to chase a spot in the top 6 come today, a position they’ll be quietly confident of achieving given the identity of their opponents.
In Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas are up against the side right in the trenches of the league standings with just the two wins. What will buoy the side though ahead of today’s encounter is the resurrection their raiders have offered to the side, imbedding a couple of should showings across the course of their last few encounters which the side will look to emulate today as well.
Probable Playing 7
Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajeet
Surjeet Singh (C), Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Pankaj Mohite, Jadhav Shahaji, Hadi Tajik
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Tamil Thalaivas Vs Puneri Paltan
Date And Time: 18th August, Sunday- 8:30pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
- Ajay Thakur, Rahul, Manjeet Chhillar
- Girish Maruti Ernak, Manjeet, Pankaj Mohite
PUN vs TAM Dream 11 Picks
Defenders for PUN vs TAM Dream11
Despite getting 0 points yesterday, we are still going ahead with Mohit Chillar from Tamil Thalaivas from this one. He’s up against a much easier raiding unit today and with his side looking to quickly work on their failings from yesterday, expect him to put on a performance of worth in today’s encounter.
From Puneri Paltan we are getting in a player who suffered the same fate in his previous outing but continues to remain a focal figure for his side. Left corner Girish Maruti Ernak has been one of the highest amassing defender for his side and despite blanking against Jaipur, he should get good points today.
All-Rounders for PUN vs TAM Dream11
We have the one player come in from either side for us with Manjeet Chillar the first name we have picked up. Tamil Thalaivas have been relatively strong at the back with their entire defensive unit standing tall among their opponents in unison to pulmerised their opponents.
Manjeet failed yesterday, getting just the one point, seeing us consider Ran Singh as well for this encounter after his four successful tackles. However, consistency and overall performances across the course of the league played a decisive role for us, seeing us venture into this encounter with Manjeet.
From the opposition we are choosing Manjeet owing to his role in both the raiding and tackling facets for his, a role he has taken to kindly to come up with some impressive displays.
Raiders for PUN vs TAM Dream11
Despite Puneri Paltan struggling severely in the league, something which would have made the side happy is the way Pankaj Mohite has emerged as a promising grassroots level player for them. At a time when Nitin was injured, Pankaj grabbed the opportunity of raiding accorded to him with both hands to today emerge as the side’s most successful raider.
He got 8 points from 10 raid attempts in his last encounter, a performance which all but hammered down his spot in the side’s playing 7, seeing us pick him up instantly. From Tamil Thalaivas we have opted for Ajay Thakur and V Ajith Kumar after his 4 quick raids yesterday. Although he should still start this one as a substitute, Rahul has started waning in form, a proposition which could see him being brought off for V. Ajith Kumar today as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone ahead with Mohite as our side’s captain while Ajay is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.