PKL: Telugu face UP, Delhi take on Gujarat
Hosts Telugu Titans will look to avoiding a third consecutive defeat when they face debutants UP Yoddha, while Dabang Delhi will meet debutants Gujarat Fortunegiants on the fourth day of the fifth edition of the PKL here on Tuesday.
After defeating U Mumba in the tournament opener on Friday, Telugu fell to double defending champions and Bengaluru Bulls in their next two Zone B matches at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here.
Especially in the third match, the Telugu players looked tired as it was their third match in as many days. A day's break on Monday may help them recover and regroup ahead of the clash against UP Yoddha. The problem for Telugu is they rely a lot on captain Chaudhari, as veteran Rakesh Kumar has looked pedestrian so far, while Vishal Bhardwaj, a decent raider, is yet to reach a level of a devastating attacker.
Rahul, first player to effect 500 touch points in the history of the PKL, will need support from his defenders in Vinod Kumar, Rohit Rana and Sombir. Rakesh was excluded from the 2016 World Cup squad.