Panchkula: The Haryana Steelers will be up against U.P. Yoddha in Pro Kabaddi League season seven at their home stadium – Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Saturday, 28 September 2019.
The Steelers will look to continue their good form after defeating Patna Pirates 39-34 in their previous match in Jaipur on Monday, 23 September 2019. Haryana’s raider Vinay expressed that the team is upbeat about playing in front of their home fans.
“We are very excited about the home leg. We are training in a very nice environment. We have performed well away from home, therefore, we will perform even better at Panchkula, since we will be playing in front of our home fans,” said Vinay.
The Haryana Steelers will play back-to-back matches on Saturday and Sunday, facing U.P. Yoddha and Gujarat Fortunegiants respectively. Vinay said that the team is practicing for longer hours to increase their stamina.
“Since we have two back-to-back matches, we have increased the intensity in our practice sessions. We are practicing for longer hours so that we don’t get tired during the matches on Saturday and Sunday,” said the raider.
The Haryana Steelers will have the upper hand against U.P. Yoddha since they have beaten U.P. earlier in the season. However, they will have to be wary of U.P. Yoddha’s raiders, which include, Monu Goyat, Shrikant Jadhav and Rishank Devadiga. The raiders have the ability to run away with the match in quick time.
Haryana’s Vinay expressed that the Haryana Steelers will work out strategies for the key players in the U.P. Yoddha team.
“We are confident of playing well against U.P. Yoddha since we have already beaten them once in the competition, however, they have recorded many victories in their recent matches. They have a couple of new players. We will work out our strategies for every key player in the team,” said Vinay.