PKL Match Preview: Good opportunity for Puneri Paltan to settle score against Pink Panthers

Rajesh Narwal Jaipur Pink Panthers is tackled by the Puneri Paltan defencePune: Puneri Paltan from the land of their erstwhile rulers the Peshwas will take the battlefield against Jaipur Pink Panthers with the sole aim of beating their tormentors who have always beaten them with a lot to spare. Their match on Friday comes at a time when the Jaipur Pink Panthers are smarting under a heavy defeat at the hands of Bengal Warriors and their campaign this season with three losses in five outings hasn’t gone on expected lines.

Puneri Paltan made more than a satisfactory beginning to their campaign at home when they held current leaders Patna Pirates 30-30 in an exciting tie yesterday in which no team conceded an inch to the other.

It’s becoming difficult for the Navneet Gautam side to marshal their scant resources in the absence of Jasvir Singh their lynchpin in attack. The Jaipur side depends heavily on Sonu Narwal and Rajesh Narwal in attack and the duo of Ran Singh and Rohit Rana in defence.

All that Puneri Paltan need to do is to study how the Bengal Warriors decimated them on Wednesday. The Jaipur side’s Kuldeep who had a good last season in defence with C Arun and Samarjeet who has got a look in are all lacking in confidence. Besides they haven’t posed any faith in Mohammad Maghsoudlou their Iranian import so far.

Manpreet should be leading the side and with the help of the shy looking but efficient Pardeep Narwal, the king of the do-or-die raids Rajesh Mondal, defenders Sunil and Vinod Kumar should feast on this heaven sent opportunity to finish a down and out Dabang Delhi K C.