TAM Vs HAR Dream11 Team Prediction : Haryana Steelers and Thalaivas square off against each today evening in dire need of points on the board.
For both of Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas, the opening exchanges of Pro Kabaddi League 7 have not shaped up the way both these sides would have fathomed. With just the one win each in the three matches the two sides have contested, the two find themselves slumped in the trenches of the league standings, a position they’ll be looking to improve on come today.
After beginning their campaign with a win, Haryana Steelers have unravelled ever since. They ended up losing their previous encounter to Jaipur Pink Panthers, suffering a chastening 16 point defeat as they were trounced 37-21 in a performance where both the raiding and defending facets fell apart in unison.
Elsewhere, while Tamil Thalaivas have gone onto lose their ensuing encounters after a win in their league opener, the side have put in a more efficient display than the Steelers. They ended up losing both of their previous encounters by the sole point against Dabang Delhi K.C. and Patna Pirates. What would give the side heart though despite those defeats is the way their backline has functioned in unison, emerging as the third best tackling unit after the culmination of the opening two legs.
What goes onto add to the intrigue of today’s encounter is the fact that both of these sides have never been separated on the mat till date. In the three encounters the two have traversed in, we have seen all three end in draws and as either side heads out in search of their first win from this encounter, expect this to be a jaffer of an encounter.
Probable Playing 7
Dharmaraj Cheralathan (C), Sunil, Vinay, Naveen, Selvamani K, Vikas Kale, Parveen
Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajeet
With Tamil Thalaivas having Ajay Thakur and Rahul in their raiding department along with a defence which has served them so fruitfully up till now, they head into this encounter as firm favourites. With the Steelers struggling in the cover positions with Vikas Kale and Parveen both failing to come up with well executed tackles and the side relying heavily on Naveen in attack, the Steelers find themselves bereft of a complete team performance which has pegged them back recently.
Tamil Thalaivas should win this encounter and become the first side to register a win in this match.
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Haryana Steelers vs. Tamil Thalaivas
Date And Time: 4th August, Sunday- 7:30pm
Venue: Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
- Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Sunil, Naveen
- Ajay Thakur, Rahul, Manjeet Chhillar
Dream 11 Picks
Having a defence which averages 12 tackle points per match, conceding the lowest number of raids at 11.7, Tamil Thalaivas have been sublime in their defensive setup. With 7 tackle points, Manjeet Chillar has been one of the main defender for his side and we are getting him into our side especially given the way Steelers were restricted while raiding in the previous encounter.
Cover Ajeet comes in from the side as well while from Haryana Steelers we have decided to rope in right-corner Sunil for this encounter. He along with Dharmaraj have emerged as two of the best performers for their side till now and if the Steelers are to have a chance of winning this one, these two will need to punch above their weight today.
With 13 tackle points in 3 encounters, Tamil Thalaivas’ all-rounder Manjeet Chillar is our pick in this facet. The player was one they looked at making one of their pivotal figures in defence owing to his ability to move the defence in the arm-chain tackles and move in quickly with the arm hold and double thigh hold.
At a time when Ajay Thakur has failed to deliver for his side, Rahul Chaudhari has registered 21 raid points, ensuring that Tamil Thalaivas have managed to always to do well on the attacking front. He comes in from the side with us also opting for Shabeer Bappu due to the fact that the Steelers have come up with 46 unsuccessful tackles.
From Haryana Steelers we are going in with Naveen, a player who has emerged as the side’s star performer till now. Despite getting no support in the raiding department with his side suffering due to a spate of injuries in the department, he has managed to come up with 24 successful raids at a time when his side has registered 51 empty raids.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are choosing Naveen as our captain for this one while Rahul is our 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.