The Giants aim to get back to winning ways

The Giants aim to get back to winning ways

Super Sunday can’t get any better, as Gujarat Fortune Giants will lock horns with Telugu Titans at the EKA Arena by TransStadia. After losing three matches on the trot, the Giants will be hoping to turn things around when they take on the Titans in front of their passionate fans.

There is no denying the fact that our combined team effort was pivotal to starting the season in an incredible manner. However, in the last three matches, our defence has been slightly exposed and the opposition raiders have taken full advantage of it.

For instance, the Giants made a stunning comeback against Tamil Thalaivas after trailing 11-18 at one stage in the second half. But a defensive failure at the end, led to Ajay Thakur scoring a Super raid, and that proved pivotal in the outcome of the match.

Sunil & Co will look to rectify these mistakes and be ready to put on an aggressive show against Telugu Titans’ attack tonight. Sunil picked up a High Five against Tamil Thalaivas but didn’t get any support from his partner-in crime Parvesh Bhainswal.

Since his High Five against U.P Yoddha, Parvesh is yet to prove his mettle for the Giants in the defensive cover, and there’s no better chance to make amends than against an underwhelming Titans side on Sunday.

The big positive heading into the fixture is Rohit Gulia’s astonishing from as he has picked up 37 raid points in 6 matches. Even against a strong defensive side like Tamil Thalaivas, Rohit managed 9 raid points, falling one short of his second Super 10.

If Rohit continues to fire, there is no doubt that Telugu Titans’ defence will be in for a tough time. Sachin Tanwar will be eager to make more of an impact, while More GB should return to the starting 7 where he will look to contribute in both offense and defence.

Key Giant

Sachin Tanwar

Sachin Tanwar has taken 19 raid points in his two outings against Telugu Titans. Having gotten the better of Telugu Titan’s leading defender Abozar Mighani in the past, it will be interesting to see whether Sachin can continue to threaten the Iranian tonight..  

Head-To-Head

The Giants have emerged victorious in both their previous encounters against Telugu Titans in VIVO Pro Kabaddi League. We have defeated them comprehensively by a 10-point margin in Season 5, and edgeged them 29-27 in a seesaw battle last season.

Considering that Telugu Titans are yet to win a match in Season 7, we could extend our unbeaten run against them.

Predicted Line-up

Harmanjit was named in the starting 7 in place of More GB against Tamil Thalaivas but it seems the latter will be picked by Manpreet in Sunday’s encounter against Telugu Titans.

Sachin Tanwar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sumit, Rohit Gulia, Sunil Kumar(C), Ankit, More GB.

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