PWL: Delhi Sultans looks to stop Haryana Hammers’ winning run

Last three seasons' runner-up Haryana Hammers is riding high on consecutive wins against UP Dangal and MP Yodha.

Sakshi Malik (in picture) will take on Azerbaijan's Tayana Omelchenko in the 62kg category. (File Photo)   -  PTI

All eyes will be on Sakshi Malik's 62kg category clash with Tayana Omelchenko of Azerbaijan in Delhi Sultans' clash against Haryana Hammers in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) at the Municipal Corporation Indoor Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Last three seasons' runner-up Haryana Hammers is riding high on consecutive wins against UP Dangal and MP Yodha. Delhi, however, began with a defeat to MP Yodha, came back with a win against UP but went down to Punjab Royals in the match.

Interestingly, there are two world championship medal-winning azerbaijani women in 62kg weight category. In Delhi's clash against MP, the Sakshi-Elise Manolova bout didn't happen. But, this time, fans will expect Sakshi to get the better of Tayana and put an end to the European domination in the group.

Apart from this, the women's 53kg clash between Seema of Haryana Hammers and Delhi's Pinki is also expected to be a cracker of a contest. Pinki is on a roll at the moment and she has reasons to be confident having beaten the 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in an earlier clash.     

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Haryana Hammers' Ravi Kumar, who defeated the experienced Sandeep Tomar in a one-sided encounter in his last bout, definitely holds the edge over Delhi's Pankaj in the 57kg category. Rajneesh, who is coming back from an injury looks to be in great form at the moment and he is eager to cause an upset by beating Andrey Kviatkoski in the 65kg category.     

The Hammers co-owner Bhupender said that his team is the most balanced team in this PWL and his team will leave no stones unturned to win the title this year.

Delhi coach Sujeet Maan said that Pinki is making up for Katherina Zhydachivska's lack of form this season and he is expecting the Romanian to come good in their match against Haryana.