Kabaddi Masters: Dominant India Eye Another Win Against Pakistan

India will be looking to continue their winning momentum in their third Kabaddi Masters game against Pakistan.

Published24 Jun 2018, 02:50 PM IST
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  • India take on Pakistan in their third Group A match at the Kabaddi Masters on Monday, 25 June.
  • India are currently at the top of Group A standings, with two wins in two games.
  • The match is scheduled to start at 9pm IST.

After two straight victories, India will be looking to continue their good run at the Kabaddi Masters, when they take on Pakistan in their third Group A match on Monday, 25 June.

Having won their previous matches against Pakistan and newbies Kenya, the Indians' spirits are on a high as their raiders as well as defenders have made things look very easy on the mat.

In the first game against Pakistan, the Ajay Thakur-led Indian team started off sensibly, gauging the weakness and strength of their opponents in the initial minutes before thrashing them by notching up a tsunami of points.

The second game against Kenya also went the same way when Indian raiders Rishank Devadiga and Monu Goyat along with defenders put Kenya on mat and won by a huge margin.

India took full advantage of both team's weakness. The strategy of first gauging their strengths and weaknesses paid off really well.

In the upcoming match India will try the same tricks as two more raiders joined the Pakistan squad for the crucial tie.

Besides the fact that they landed in Dubai on the morning of the game, the Pakistanis were without two of their star raiders in the opening tie which may have helped the Men in Blue outplay them.

The Pakistan coach had also mentioned in the post-match press conference that they were without their full team after two of their raiders failed to make it on time due to visa problems.

Pakistan, who are good with their defense, would like to change their strategy of not attacking the players.

Their left and right corners were sitting out of the match most of the time in the first match. They need to find the right combination in the next game if they want to get the better of India.

This point was also highlighted by Indian coach Srinivas Reddy that if they remove their two corners, their defense can be broken, which India did in the opening match.

India are the clear favourites in their third match. But the fans could also witness an upset if Pakistan play to their strengths.

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