Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST (Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddha); 8:30 PM IST (Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls)
Match 1: Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddha
Head to Head
Matches played: 4
Haryana Steelers: 2
UP Yoddha: 2
Haryana Steelers: Rohit Gulia, Vikash Khandola (c), Brijendra Singh Chaudhary, Ravi Kumar, Surender Nada, Vikas Jaglan, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsodlou, Vinay, Vikas Chillar, Hamid Mirzaei Nader, Chand Singh, Rajesh Gurjar, Ajay Ghanghas, Rajesh Narwal
UP Yoddha: Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal, Md. Masud Karim, Mohammad Taghi Paen Mahali, Shrikant Jadhav, Sahil, Gulveer Singh, Ankit, Gaurav Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Nitesh Kumar (c), Sumit, Ashu Singh, Nitin Panwar, Gurdeep
Haryana Steelers: 20 points in 8 matches
UP Yoddha: 20 points in 8 matches
Haryana Steelers were absolutely outplayed in their previous contest where Tamil Thalaivas wreaked havoc. All their raiders had a difficult outing and there were quite a few issues in their defense that were exploited. UP Yoddha would certainly be hoping to do something similar against them in this match as they would be riding high on confidence post their incredible win over Bengaluru Bulls in the last match.
Although there is nothing to separate the two sides in terms of head-to-head record and their position in the points table this season, the recent form certainly gives an edge to UP Yoddha who will start as favourites in this contest.
UP Yoddha win
Match 2: Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls
Head to Head
Matches played: 14
Dabang Delhi: 8
Bengaluru Bulls: 5
Dabang Delhi: Joginder Narwal (c), Jeeva Kumar, Mohit, Sumit, Vikash D, Mohammad Malak, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Ajay Thakur, Naveen Kumar, Neeraj Narwal, Emad Sedaghatnia, Sushant Sail, Ashu Malik, Manjeet Chillar, Balram, Sandeep Narwal, Vijay
Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (c), Banty, Dong Geon Lee, Abolfazl Maghsodlou Mahali, Chandran Ranjit, GB More, Deepak Narwal, Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal, Mohit Sehrawat, Ziaur Rahman, Mahender Singh, Mayur Jagannath Kadam, Vikas, Ankit
Dabang Delhi: 32 points in 8 matches
Bengaluru Bulls: 28 points in 8 matches
Dabang Delhi succumbed to a huge upset as they lost against Jaipur Pink Panthers in the previous match. One of the main reasons behind their defeat was the fact that Naveen Kumar picked up a slight injury and failed to produce a Super 10 for the first time this season. While Delhi lost out a thriller, Bengaluru Bulls on the other hand were completely outplayed by UP Yoddha and looked absolutely clueless in all departments.
Both the sides, who are in top half of the table, are coming to this match on the back of unexpected defeats and will be looking to bounce back. However, if the overall performance and head-to-head record are to go by, Dabang Delhi will have an edge going into this contest.
Dabang Delhi win