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70th Senior National Kabaddi Championship: Match-up for Round of 16 Revealed

The 70th Senior National Kabaddi Championship is currently underway at the District Sports Complex in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. With 30 teams divided into eight groups, the fight to be crowned national champion is fierce. The tournament kicked off on March 21st and will see its champions crowned on March 24th.

After two action-packed days, the group stages have concluded, paving the way for the highly anticipated knockout rounds. Here's a breakdown of the exciting matchups for the Round of 16, scheduled for March 23rd:

Time Match
6:00 PM Indian Railways vs Punjab
6:00 PM Himachal Pradesh vs Rajasthan
6:00 PM Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi
6:00 PM Chandigarh vs Goa
7:00 PM Maharashtra vs Vidarbha
7:00 PM Bihar vs Karnataka
7:00 PM Services vs Madhya Pradesh
7:00 PM Tamil Nadu vs Haryana


Indian Railways vs Punjab: Indian Railways, a powerhouse in Kabaddi, boasts a team seasoned with experience. They'll face a young and energetic Punjab side eager to prove their mettle on the national stage. Can Punjab pull off an upset, or will the experience of Indian Railways prevail?

Himachal Pradesh vs Rajasthan: Both teams displayed strong performances in the group stages. Rajasthan will look to continue their winning streak. Himachal, however, possesses a formidable attack. This match is likely to be a close battle, with both teams vying for a spot in the next round.

Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Uttar Pradesh emerged as group toppers, showcasing exceptional teamwork and defence. They'll face a Delhi team that started slow but gained momentum during the group stage.

Chandigarh vs Goa: Chandigarh, with star raider Pawan Sehrawat leading the charge, surprised many with their performance in the group stages. They'll be up against a determined Goa team that displayed strong teamwork and resilience throughout the tournament.

Maharashtra vs Vidarbha: Maharashtra boasts a star-studded lineup with Aslam Inamdar and raider Akash Shinde. However, they can't underestimate Vidarbha, who have the potential to cause an upset.

Bihar vs Karnataka: Bihar, known for their aggressive style of play, will face a well-rounded Karnataka team. Karnataka's raiders and defenders have shown good coordination throughout the tournament. 

Services vs Madhya Pradesh: Services, boasting a well star-studded team with strong raiders and a tight defence, will lock horns with a Madhya Pradesh team.

Tamil Nadu vs Haryana: Tamil Nadu, known for their aggressive raiders will face Haryana, a team that displayed a balanced performance in both raiding and defence.

With these exciting matchups set for the Round of 16, the 70th Senior National Kabaddi Championship promises high-voltage action. Each team brings its unique strengths and strategies to the table, making it difficult to predict the winners. Kabaddi fans can expect nail-biting encounters as teams battle it out for a place in the next round.