TAM vs GUJ Dream11 : Last year’s finalists begin their home leg against Tamil Thalaivas as Gujarat look to shrug off a spree of two straight defeats
For one of the most consistent and flawless teams in Pro Kabaddi League 7, the newest instalment of the season couldn’t have begun in more pristine fashion. Recording three wins in their first three matches, the side found themselves placed nicely in the pinnacles of the league standings as they looked to resonate their second place finish of last season.
However ever since losing to U Mumba in the Mumbai leg of the league, Gujarat ending up failing down to bottom placed Puneri Paltan as well in a defeat which would have definitely hurt the side who pride themselves on their sublime brand of kabaddi. The two successive defeats have ended up hurting their position in the league standings as well, seeing them pummel all the way into fifth place, a position they’ll be looking to improve on come today.
And Gujarat couldn’t have asked for a better set of fixtures to help upturn their languishing form than their impending matches at home. With us getting ready to welcome the fourth leg in the land of PKL, we shift to the home of Gujarat Fortunegaints for the upcoming leg. Cheered on by their vociferous and ardent support base, Gujarat will be looking to enter the fray of their stadium with the agenda of winning their four matches and returning to the annuls of the league.
Elsewhere, Tamil Thalaivas come into this encounter with just the two wins out of the five matches they have contested in. The side will be still ruing the draw they ended up conceding in the previous encounter though to UP Yoddha with Shabeer Bappu making a mistake in the final stages of the encounter to see the side remain in sixth place as they missed out on a pivotal win.
Probable Playing 7
Sunil Kumar(C), Parvesh, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Ankit, Sumit, GB More
Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar
The key take away from this battle is of the tantalising proposition of Gujarat’s stringent defence squaring off against a myriad Tamil Thalaivas raiding unit. It’s a clash which will decide which side ultimately emerges as the winner from this encounter and helps get a win which both of our opponents are massively yearning for.
For us, it’s Gujarat who emerge as the winners from this clash due to their better ability to change their gameplan according to the nature of their side. They’ll come up with a resolute defensive gameplan and just about scamper to a win in what promises to be a humdinger of an encounter.
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Tamil Thalaivas
Date And Time: 10th August, Saturday- 7:30pm
Venue: TransStadia, Ahmedabad
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
- Sunil Kumar, Sachin Tanwar, GB More
- Ajay Thakur, Rahul, Manjeet Chhillar
TAM vs GUJ Dream 11 Picks
Defenders TAM vs GUJ Dream11
A massive reason for the side’s previous couple of defeats has been their defensive falling down as a unit with the side registering just 8 tackle points in their previous encounter. It was a performance unfamiliar with Gujarat and one they’ll be looking to rectify at the earliest as they look to get their season back on track.
With Rahul and Ajay Thakur in Tamil Thalaivas raiding facet, expect Gujarat to come up with an impeccable strategy to stall their raiding attempts. And someone who’ll be playing a massive role in that is Sunil Kumar who has 11 tackle points till now. He comes into our side with us opting for Ankit as well despite him enduring a torrid time the last encounter.
He was eventually substituted for Ruturaj Gaikwad but with a price tag of just 11.5, we are ready to take the risk of him making an appearance as a substitute only.
From Tamil Thalaivas we have Mohit Chillar come into our side. He has picked up 12 tackle points and his side will need him to come up with a good show today if they are to stop a Gujarat outfit who are filled with capable raiders across their playing 7.
All-Rounders for TAM vs GUJ Dream11
Having completed 300 tackle points in this edition of PKL with the 20 tackles in 5 matches, Tamil Thalaivas have seen Manjeet Chillar emerge as their best defender in this edition of the league. Along with the eventuality of his side suffering an all out in this match as well, Manjeet will get some good chances to come out and raid as well and comes into our side bearing he perfect identity of an all-rounder.
From Gujarat we have picked up Rohit Gulia given his 28 tackle points in the 5 matches the side have traversed past till now.
Raiders for TAM vs GUJ Dream11
With Ajay Thakur yet to impress, Rahul Chaudhari from Tamil Thalaivas becomes their best pick in this department. He’s scored 39 raiding points, crossing the 900 raid points mark as well and is a player who will always be revived first by Tamil Thalaivas as they look to amass an abundance of raid points.
From the Fortunegiants we have opted for GB More. Given how he’s emerged as an all-rounder this season. He not only has 16 raiding points but has come up with 12 tackle points as well, making us pick him ahead of Sachin Tanwar, the side’s best raider for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have picked out GB More as our side’s captain for today while Rahul 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, 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.