Gujarat Fortunegiants v Dabang Delhi K.C: PFA Preview For Match#20

Gujarat Fortunegiants v Dabang Delhi K.C Match Preview

HEAD TO HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 6
Gujarat Fortunegiants – 4
Dabang Delhi – 1
Tie – 1

1. Gujarat Fortunegiants have dominated this H2H winning 4 of the 6 matches played between these 2 teams.

  • In PKL 5 Gujarat did a clean sweep winning all 3 matches against Delhi
  • But in PKL 6 each team won once with one tie in their 3 matches against each other

2. The last game between these two sides was won by Delhi 29-26 during Gujarat’s home leg.

  • This was Gujarat’s only loss in their home leg of PKL 6.

3.  Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 7 Record

  • 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
  • Last match: Beat UP Yoddha 44-19

4. Dabang Delhi PKL 7 Record.

  • 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
  • Last match: Beat Haryana Steelers 41-21
  • Delhi have won the first 3 matches of the season for the first time in history

Head-to-head

Match No. Gujarat Fortunegiants Dabang Delhi Result
PKL 6, M#73 26 29 Dabang Delhi won by 3 points
PKL 6, M#48 45 38 Gujarat Fortunegiants won by 7 points
PKL 6, M#5 32 32 Tie
PKL 5, M#106 42 22 Gujarat Fortunegiants won by 20 points
PKL 5, M#25 29 25 Gujarat Fortunegiants won by 4 points
PKL 5, M#7 26 20 Gujarat Fortunegiants won by 6 points

 

PROBABLE 7

Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Dabang Delhi
Ankit Right Corner Ravinder Pahal
Sachin Tanwar Right In Naveen Kumar
Sunil Kumar © Right Cover Vishal Mane
Rohit Gulia Center Meraj Sheykh
Parvesh Bhainswal Left Cover Saeid Ghaffari
GB More Left In Chandran Ranjit
Sumit Left Corner Joginder Narwal ©

 

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • This will be Sachin Tanwar’s (GUJ) 50th match in PKL.
  • More GB (GUJ) is 1 raid point away from 100 raid points in PKL.
  • Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) is 5 tackle points away from 150 tackle points in PKL.

CONTEST STORY

GUJARAT’S ELITE COVER COMBINATION VERSUS DELHI’S HIGH-FLYING RAIDERS

SUNIL-PRAVESH OFF TO A GREAT START

  • Two of the main pillars in this Gujarat team, their elite cover combination of Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal has helped the team get off to the best possible start.
  • They have taken turns with Sunil starring in the first match and Parvesh in the second
    • Bengaluru Bulls – Sunil Kumar finished with 6 tackle points from just 7 tackles
    • UP Yoddha – Parvesh Bhainswal finished with 6 tackle points from just 6 tackles
  • Their accuracy has been just brilliant as Sunil Kumar has made just 1 unsuccessful tackle so far while Parvesh Bhainswal has made just 2. This is reflected in their amazing tackle SR.
Gujarat Cover Defenders – PKL 7
Defender Mts. Tackle Points Avg. Tackle Pts. Tackle SR High 5s
Sunil Kumar 2 8 4.0 89 1
Parvesh Bhainswal 2 8 4.0 80 1

 

  • Both Sunil and Parvesh have been an impressive scoring majority of their tackle points ahead of the balkline.
Sunil Kumar – Successful Tackles (PKL 7) Parvesh Bhainswal – Successful Tackles (PKL 7)
0 0
0 0 1 0
1 2 5 0
4 0 2 1
1 0

 

  • And it’s not just the covers that have been performing for Gujarat – while Sunil and Parvesh have led the way, their 2 rookie corners have acted as the perfect supporting cast.
    • Left corner Sumit has 5 tackle points (tackle SR 63) while right corner Ankit has 2 tackle points (tackle SR 50).
    • All 4 of Gujarat’s starting defenders have a minimum tackle SR of 50.
  • As a result, Gujarat has won both games by more than 15 points (18 vs. Bengaluru, 25 vs. U.P.).
  • And they are yet to suffer and All Out. Along with Jaipur Pink Panthers, they are the only 2 teams yet to concede an All Out.

MANPREET’S TACTICAL ADJUSTMENTS

  • Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh has continued with his philosophy of promoting youngsters.
  • Despite having Ruturaj Koravi in the team, who played right corner last season, he has gone with the untested youngsters Ankit and Sumit as corners and they have both played well so far.
  • While Sunil Kumar led the team in tackle assists last season, it looks like coach Manpreet has given that responsibility to Ankit this time.
  • The youngster has 11 tackle assists as he has been very quick to react to the initial tackle and provide immediate support.
  • The other thing which the Gujarat defense is doing very well is using the raiders to make tackles from the IN positions.
    • Their raiders Sachin Tanwar, GB More and Rohit Gulia have contributed 7 tackle points for the team with More contributing 5 of them.
    • More also has 12 tackle assists.
  • This has made the Gujarat defense impenetrable in the first 2 matches as even raiders like Pawan Sehrawat found it tough to score raid points against them.

NAVEEN KUMAR TOP OF THE CHARTS IN PKL 7

  • 19 years old, Delhi’s Naveen Kumar seems to have taken his game to a new level in PKL 7.
  • Still an NYP, Naveen Kumar has already scored 31 raid points and is the joint-top raid point scorer at the moment in PKL 7 along with Deepak Hooda.
Most Raid Points – PKL 7
Raider Matches Raid Points
Naveen Kumar 3 31
Deepak Hooda 3 31
Abhishek Singh 5 30

 

  • Naveen Kumar scored 172 raid points in PKL 6 in his debut season, but at his current rate will easily cross that total. He is averaging more than 10 raid points per game.
Naveen Kumar – PKL 7
Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR Super 10s
3 31 10.3 60 2

 

  • Only against Tamil Thalaivas (7 raid points), he has failed to get a Super 10 so far.
Naveen Kumar Raid Points – PKL 7
0
5 7
5 0
1 13
0

 

  • While he has got 13 of his raid points deep in the left corner, he has managed to score across the mat using his speed and footwork.

HAD TROUBLE AGAINST GUJARAT LAST SEASON

  • Naveen Kumar played 3 times against Gujarat last season and was able to score only 16 raid points.
  • Against teams where he has played a minimum of 2 matches, his raid point average of 5.3 versus Gujarat is his lowest.
    • He has not been able to score a Super 10 even once against this team.
    • Only once in those 3 matches has he managed to score > 5 raid points.
Naveen Kumar vs. Gujarat Fortunegiants
Mts Raid Points Avg. Raid Points Raid SR Super 10
3 16 5.3 41 0

 

  • He has not been able to dominate against Sunil and Parvesh
    • Naveen has a narrow 3-2 edge against Sunil Kumar
    • But he is 0-3 versus Parvesh Bhainswal
  • Whoever wins this matchup will give their team a huge advantage in the match.

CHANDRAN RANJIT – PLAYING HIS ROLE TO PERFECTION

  • In the last game against Haryana Steelers, it was not just Naveen Kumar who picked up a Super 10, but also Chandran Ranjit, his first of the season.
Chandran Ranjit – PKL 7
Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR Super 10s
3 18 6.0 51 1

 

  • Ranjit gives Delhi the balance in their raiding setup. He is very good when the opposition has more than 5 defenders on the mat as he can get the Bonus and use his Hand Touch to good effect.
  • So far Delhi has not used him at all when there are 3 or fewer defenders on the mat, making the most of his strengths.
Chandran Ranjit DIP Performance – PKL 7
DIP Raids Successful Raid Raid Points Raid SR
4-5 14 4 5 36
6-7 21 11 13 62

 

  • And Ranjit could be even more important in this match as he has done better against the combo of Sunil and Parvesh than Naveen Kumar.
    • He has a 2-0 record against Sunil Kumar
    • And has a 4-4 record against Parvesh Bhainswal

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD

(All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows PKL 6)

  • Sachin (GUJ) 6 – 3 Joginder Narwal (DEL) [all in PKL 6]
  • Sachin (GUJ) 2 – 6 Ravinder Pahal (DEL) [0-5 in PKL 6]
  • Rohit Gulia (GUJ) 1 – 3 Joginder Narwal (DEL) [all in PKL 6]
  • More GB (GUJ) 0 – 4 Joginder Narwal (DEL) [all in PKL 6]
  • Naveen Kumar (DEL) 0 – 3 Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) [all in PKL 6]
  • Naveen Kumar (DEL) 3 – 2 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [all in PKL 6]
  • Chandran Ranjit (DEL) 2 – 0 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [all in PKL 6]
  • Chandran Ranjit (DEL) 4 – 4 Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) [all in PKL 6]
  • Meraj Sheykh (DEL) 3 – 3 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [2-2 in PKL 6]

TEAM STORIES: GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS

RAIDING UNIT WORKING LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE

  • After 2 matches the leading raider for Gujarat is not Sachin Tanwar. This in itself tells the story of how Gujarat has managed to find a good balance in raiding.
  • Rohit Gulia currently leads with 13 raid points, 1 more than Sachin who has 12.
  • Gujarat’s raiders have scored just 1 Super 10 (Rohit Gulia) and that has been enough to support their strong defensive unit as Gujarat have won both games so far in convincing fashion.
    • Rohit Gulia scored the first Super 10 of his PKL career in the last game against UP Yoddha
Gujarat Raiding Unit – PKL 7
Raider Mts Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR Super 10s
Rohit Gulia 2 13 6.5 52 1
Sachin Tanwar 2 12 6 48 0
More GB 2 6 3 32 0

 

  • What has been impressive is that 38 of their 40 raid points have been touchpoints.
    • Rohit Gulia has scored 1 Bonus Point and More has scored 1 Bonus Point
    • All of Sachin’s raid points have been Touch Points
  • Even looking at the number of raids that each of them is taking there is an equal spread
    • Sachin has taken 25 raids, Rohit Gulia 25 raids and More GB has 19 raids.
  • As a result, Gujarat has been able to attack opposing defenses with different raiders whenever needed.
  • Even when teams have tried to put them under pressure by forcing them into DoD raids, these raiders have been able to shine.
Gujarat Raiding Unit in DoD Raids – PKL 7
Raider Raids Raid Points Raid SR
 Sachin Tanwar 4 5 125
Rohit Gulia 5 4 80
More G B 2 2 100

SONU JAGLAN – SUPER SUB

  • Gujarat’s frontline raiders have been doing the job, but still, coach Manpreet Singh has kept Sonu Jaglan ready as a Super Sub to come on and impact the game.
  • He has been brought on in the last 10 minutes of both matches to replace one of the main raiders and he has made an instant impact both times.
    • In both games he scored a Super Raid after coming on, both times getting 3 defenders out.
    • He has taken 7 raids and not had a single unsuccessful raid so far.
 Sonu Jaglan – PKL 7
Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR Super Raids
2 6 3.0 129 2

 

  • That’s why he has an astonishing raid SR of 129 and so far is the only Gujarat raider to have picked up a Super Raid.

TEAM STATS – GUJARAT FORTUNE GIANTS

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Sachin 49 361 7.4 53 14 29 0.6 60 0 390
Abolfazl Maghsodlou 43 139 3.4 40 0 8 0.2 38 0 147
Parvesh Bhainswal 58 0 0 0 0 145 2.5 57 8 145
Sunil Kumar 52 2 0.1 3 0 141 2.7 56 7 143
More G B 30 99 3.3 42 2 19 0.6 61 0 118
Rohit Gulia 40 106 2.6 31 1 7 0.2 17 0 113
Vinod Kumar 40 56 1.4 39 0 43 1.1 67 2 99
Gurvinder Singh 43 78 2 36 1 18 0.4 28 0 96
Ruturaj Koravi 25 0 0 0 0 48 1.9 39 1 48
Pankaj 14 0 0 0 0 17 1.2 33 0 17
Sonu 2 9 4.5 129 0 0 0 0 0 9
Lalit Chaudhary 3 3 1 43 0 4 1.3 100 0 7
Sumit 2 0 0 0 0 5 2.5 63 0 5
Amit 7 0 0 0 0 2 0.3 25 0 2
Ankit 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 50 0 2

 

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rohit Gulia 2 13 6.5 52 1 1 0.5 50 0 14
Sachin 2 12 6 48 0 1 0.5 100 0 13
More G B 2 6 3 32 0 5 2.5 71 0 11
Sonu 2 9 4.5 129 0 0 0 0 0 9
Sunil Kumar 2 0 0 0 0 8 4 89 1 8
Parvesh Bhainswal 2 0 0 0 0 8 4 80 1 8
Sumit 2 0 0 0 0 5 2.5 63 0 5
Ankit 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 50 0 2
Ruturaj Koravi 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.5 100 0 1
Amit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Abolfazl Maghsodlou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vinod Kumar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TEAM STORIES: DABANGG DELHI

CAPTAIN JOGINDER STANDING TALL IN DEFENCE EVEN AS PAHAL STRUGGLES

  • Delhi skipper and left corner Joginder Narwal has been a rock in the defense so far for the team.
  • He has comfortably been the team’s best defender and has 11 tackle points so far at an astonishing tackle SR of 100.
    • And he has been consistent as well picking up at least 3 tackle points in every match.
    • He has been out just 3 times so far in 3 matches.
    • In the match against Tamil Thalaivas, he had 0 failed tackles
    • He has made 1 Super Tackle in every single match (No other Delhi defender has made a Super Tackle)
Delhi Corners – PKL 7
Defender Mts. Tackle Points Avg. Tackle Pts. Tackle SR Super Tackles
Joginder Narwal 3 11 3.7 100 3
Ravinder Pahal 3 3 1 17 0

 

  • In complete contrast, Ravinder Pahal has gone missing and has scored just 3 tackle points from 18 tackles (tackle SR 17).
    • In 2 of the 3 matches, he has finished with 0 tackle points.
  • Gujarat is likely to use Rohit Gulia and GB More, their two left raiders to target Pahal. However, Pahal has a good record against Sachin Tanwar leading their H2H 6-2.
Ravinder Pahal Successful Tackles vs. Sachin Tanwar – Skill-wise (Overall PKL)
Successful Tackle Thigh Hold Dash Block
6 3 2 1

HAVE DELHI FOUND THE MISSING PIECE IN GHAFFARI?

  • The cover position was not working well for Delhi in the first game and the first half of their second game. But since the introduction of Saeid Ghaffari at the left cover in place of Anil Kumar there has been a huge improvement.
  • It has also improved the play of Vishal Mane who has a better partner
    • Anil Kumar was involved in 7 tackles and wasn’t able to score a single tackle point.
    • Ghaffari has already picked up 5 tackle points from just 6 tackles.
Delhi Covers – PKL 7
Defender Mts. Tackle Points Avg. Tackle Pts. Tackle SR
Saeid Ghaffari 2 5 2.5 83
Vishal Mane 3 4 1.3 33

TEAM STATS – DABANGG DELHI

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Meraj Sheykh 85 316 3.8 39 5 54 0.6 37 0 370
Ravinder Pahal 92 14 0.6 25 0 266 2.9 50 20 280
Chandran Ranjit 45 228 5.2 46 5 6 0.1 21 0 234
Naveen Kumar 25 203 8.1 57 10 6 0.2 43 0 209
Vishal Mane 108 0 0 0 0 174 1.6 40 8 174
Joginder Narwal 63 4 0.8 67 0 135 2.1 49 1 139
Vijay 42 88 2.4 45 0 50 1.2 38 1 138
Anil Kumar 40 3 0.2 10 0 51 1.3 40 0 54
Sombir 24 0 0 0 0 40 1.7 43 2 40
Saeid Ghaffari 2 0 0 0 0 5 2.5 83 0 5
Aman Kadian 2 1 0.5 17 0 0 0 0 0 1
Neeraj Narwal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sumit Kumar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Naveen Kumar 3 31 10.3 60 2 1 0.3 50 0 32
Chandran Ranjit 3 18 6 51 1 0 0 0 0 18
Joginder Narwal 3 0 0 0 0 11 3.7 100 0 11
Meraj Sheykh 3 7 2.3 37 0 1 0.3 100 0 8
Saeid Ghaffari 2 0 0 0 0 5 2.5 83 0 5
Vishal Mane 3 0 0 0 0 4 1.3 33 0 4
Ravinder Pahal 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 17 0 3
Vijay 2 1 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 1
Aman Kadian 1 1 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 1
Sombir 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neeraj Narwal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anil Kumar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

  – Pree Release

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