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Pro Kabaddi Eliminator 2 Preview: Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Giants - Key Players, Strategies, and Predictions

Pro Kabaddi's playoffs heat up with the Eliminator 2 clash on February 26th at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. The Haryana Steelers, boasting a dominant record against the Gujarat Giants in the league stage, face off against a determined Giants team seeking redemption. Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, making this a truly unpredictable encounter.

Haryana Steelers

Strengths: The Steelers possess a lethal raiding duo in Vinay (137) and Shivam Patare (96). Vinay has been the main raider of the team, and Shivam Patare comes into chip in some crucial points at the end. Siddharth Desai is another raider to look out for as he can be destructive on his day. Their defence, anchored by Jaideep Dahiya (67 tackle points), has also been impressive. Rahul Sethpal is defender with the most number of Super Tackles (15) this season so far. He also has a total of 65 tackle points.

Weaknesses: Haryana has occasionally struggled with consistency, especially when their star raiders are contained. Their dependence on Vinay for points can be exploited.

Key Players:

  • Vinay (Raider, 137 points): An aggressive raider known for his powerful dashes and ability to earn bonus points.
  • Siddharth (Raider, 78 points): A versatile raider with excellent agility and a calm demeanour under pressure.
  • Rahul Sethpal (Defender, 65 points): The defender with the nerve of steel, can tackle any star raider single-handedly.


Gujarat Giants

Strengths: The Giants have a well-rounded attack with Rakesh (103 points) leading the charge. Young raider Parteek Dahiya can also destabilize any defence, he has 125 raid points so far this season. Their defence boasts the experienced Fazel Atrachali (62 tackle points) and Sombir (51 tackle points).

Weaknesses: Gujarat's raiding has been inconsistent at times, with overdependence on Rakesh.

Key Players:

  • Rakesh (Raider, 103 points): A seasoned raider known for his speed and ability to score in tight corners.
  • Fazel Atrachali (Defender, 62 tackle points): A veteran defender with strong tackling skills and leadership qualities.
  • Parteek Dahiya (Raider, 125 points): A young raider who can break past any strong defence with his powerful and agile raid.


This match promises to be a thrilling battle. The Steelers have the edge in terms of recent form and experience, but the Giants should not be underestimated. Their hunger for redemption and potential for surprise attacks make them a dangerous opponent. Ultimately, the team that executes their strategies effectively, handles pressure better, and minimizes errors will emerge victorious.

Don't miss this Eliminator 2 showdown. Witness the roar of the Steelers against the fighting spirit of the Giants as they battle for a spot in the Pro Kabaddi semifinals.