Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Dabang Delhi vs UP Yoddha in New Delhi: Delhi Beat UP 36-27

first_imgDespite never beating UP Yoddha in their three previous encounters, Dabang Delhi will fancy their chances against them on Sunday. Naveen Kumar has been their talisman in attack and keeping him quiet will be one of UP Yoddha’s biggest challenges. He’s scored six consecutive Super 10s – the second-longest streak in league history – and looks primed for another stellar performance against UP Yoddha on current form.However, he’ll be hoping for more support in attack than he had against Bengaluru Bulls in their last game. Chandran Ranjit has proven he can be a handful for defenders to deal with in the past and Dabang Delhi will be hoping he and Iranian all-rounder Meraj Sheykh can deliver against UP Yoddha.Making the most of their 🏡 advantage – @DabangDelhiKC’s objective for the Delhi leg.Can @UpYoddha break their momentum? Here’s all things #DELvUP: #VIVOProKabaddi LIVE, 8:30 PM onwards only on Star Sports & Hotstar. #IsseToughKuchNahi— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 25, 2019 In defence, they possess an abundance of options with skipper Joginder Narwal leading from the front. He’ll have the likes of Ravinder Pahal, Vishal Mane and Saeid Ghaffari in support to make things even more difficult for the opposition’s attack.UP Yoddha will head into the contest with confidence having got the better of a formidable Jaipur Pink Panthers outfit in their last outing. They will also be keen to preserve their perfect record against Dabang Delhi having won all their previous three matches against the side from the capital.To beat Dabang Delhi, however, UP Yoddha must strive to be more consistent, which is something they haven’t managed to do so far. With the likes of Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga and Monu Goyat in their ranks, it’s not that hard to envision them blowing away opposition defences even though they haven’t managed to combine to the betterment of the team as regularly as their fans would have liked.That said, it’s surely just a matter of time till they do so and with the emergence of Surender Gill in the last match, expect fireworks from UP Yoddha on Sunday. Their defence, meanwhile, features skipper Nitesh Kumar and Sumit, who’s their leading tackle points scorer this year. Much of responsibility in defence will rest on their shoulders and their battle with Dabang Delhi’s raiders could well dictate the eventual outcome of the game.last_img read more

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first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) arrives for the first day of NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling But as confident as Rosen may be, he’ll admit that there’s a lot he’s yet to figure out.“Rookie year, it’s just exciting,” he said. “It’s like your freshman year of college, you don’t really know what’s going on the next day and you’re just always on your toes for everything that can possibly happen. I’m definitely excited and looking forward to what comes next.”Rosen also made note of the professional cadence of life in the NFL, perhaps a change from the jovial and fraternal nature of college football. He knows that it won’t be long before many of those whom he’s shared a hotel with during this training camp will be cut.And now, immersed in a world of unfamiliarity, it’s up to Rosen to perform — even after Wilks said Saturday that Sam Bradford is the current starter.“It’s very clear-cut what your duty to the team is in the NFL,” Rosen said.He also said he would practice as though he’s the starter.“Football’s a very violent sport, particularly over any other sport, because injury rates are basically at 100 percent throughout a career. Like even if he said, ‘Josh, you’re 100 percent the backup,’ I’m still going to practice like I’m the starter because I very well could be in there, and vice versa. “I mean I’m not going to lie, a lot of times you walk up to the ball, you snap it, you do something, you’re kind of a little confused on what’s going on,” Rosen said Sunday. “So the more you can just basically own everything that’s going on in the offense, I think that’s the confidence that people want to see exuded.”Confidence has been a popular word for Rosen, a term used by prognosticators when evaluating his draft stock several months ago as to what made him unique from the other quarterbacks in the draft class. His infamous line in which he said “nine mistakes” were made in front of him, referring to the number of players chosen before Rosen’s name went off the board, was consistent with the swagger and smirk that he carries with him.Related LinksBradford’s knee ‘best it’s felt’ since injury as Cardinals ramp up campCardinals RB Johnson enters camp without extension on the mind“I love his confidence, I really do,” Larry Fitzgerald said. “He’s not shy, he’s not boastful. But he’s confident in his ability. He’s got a chip on his shoulder and I really like that. I think that’s the way you should be at that position. And playing in the National Football League, you have to have confidence in yourself.” “Anything can happen. I think the last year the Cardinals literally ran through like two, three quarterbacks.” – / 27 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Just like anyone else coming out of college, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen is learning what it means to be a professional at his first post-college job opportunity.The 21-year-old has had an offseason to observe some of the disparities between the Pac-12 and the NFL, aside from the obvious difference in talent. But even still, Rosen is learning more than just how to navigate a new offense under head coach Steve Wilks and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more