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Delhi Waveriders to face Punjab Warriors

New Delhi, Feb 6: Hosts Delhi Waveriders are set to face defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors in the fifth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Tuesday.

While Delhi are yet to register a win in the league and are currently placed at the bottom of the points table, the defending champions will be eyeing a victory this time as they rrowly lost their last match to the Kalinga Lancers.

After playing three games in the season so far, Delhi have four points with one draw against Ranchi Rays and two losses against Dabang Mumbai and Kalinga Lancers.

On the other hand, the defending Champions led by stalwart Captains Sardar Singh and Mark Knowles are currently placed second from the bottom of the points table with six points.

The Delhi Waveriders led by expert drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh will be hoping to leverage the home ground advantage and will be rooting for their junior Indian team’s World Cup heroes Mandeep Singh, Harjeet Singh, Parvinder Singh and Santa Singh to fire up. IANS

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