Dabang Delhi will be keen on recording their first win in the Pro Kabaddi League 2016 as they get set to take on Puneri Paltan in the second scheduled match of the competition on Wednesday. The match is scheduled to be held at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
The Delhi outfit have been unable to record a win in any of their previous two games in the third season of Pro Kabaddi, and they will be looking forward to some glimmer of hope in today's match. Dabang Delhi have registered just one point so far, same as that of their opponent Puneri Paltan.
The Pune side, however, have played one game less.
Puneri Paltan signed up with 'ProSport - The Fitness Hub' as their fitness partners for the third season of the Pro Kabaddi, and the association can be expected to give a boost in their fitness regime this time around. The amount of star players roped in by the Pune side for Pro Kabaddi 2016 are also immense.
The likes of Manjeet Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Somvir Shekhar, Manoj Dhull, and Deepak Hooda are experienced customers in the Pro Kabaddi League, and their performance tonight will hold a key on how the team performs against Dabang Delhi.
The Delhi side lost to Bengaluru Bulls in their opening game of the season by six points, and were handed the second successive defeat of the competition by Telugu Titans by a 11-point margin in Vizag. They have to muscle up and get their chemistry back from this phase now to become legitimate title contenders this time.
Ravinder Pahal, Kashiling Adake, Gnanasekaran M, Seong Kim, Wazir Singh, Rohit Chaudhary and Sandeep Dhull are some of the big names in the Delhi roster, and on any given day, if the players work together in going for the kill, it is virtually difficult to stop Dabang Delhi.
Pune, however, following their loss against Telugu Titans by the narrowest of margins, will fancy their chances today, as they appear to be the favourites on paper.
Where to Watch Live:
The match between Dabang Delhi and Puneri Paltan will begin at 9 pm IST (3:30 pm GMT) on Tuesday, 3 February.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan can be caught LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK