So once again we are back for our coverage of the Kabaddi World Cup as India and Thailand get set for the battle. It should be a cracking match but we have to say that India will go in as favourites. They have been great in the tournament thus far and will look to stamp their authority once again. They have been just superb in the way they have handled the pressure in this tournament. It will really come down to Thailand. Remember there is another match today. So it should be quite a night as far as the tournament goes.
India are still the team to beat and it is about having two good nights. They have been generally unstoppable in this tournament and will once again look to stamp their class. It must be said that the way they play, it is exclusive to them. Thailand will have to play out of their comfort zone if they are to challenge India. There is little doubt that there is a big divide between India and Thailand and we are looking at India taking the game away from their opponents if they play like they normally do.
The question is that will Thailand be able to produce something special? Well let us wait and watch. The four semi-finalist countries of the tournament, India, Iran, Republic of Korea and Thailand are all set to put up a big fight to win the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. (Watch online telecast and stream of Kabaddi World Cup 2016)
Over the last 13 days, the tournament saw some powerful performances by over 150 athletes from India, the United States of America, England, Australia, Iran, Kenya, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Argentina. (Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Complete Schedule, Fixture, Time table, Date, Time & Venue Details)
We saw a lot of memorable performances, great comebacks, big upsets, and emergence of new talent in the group stage of the tournament. Now the intensity of competition is expected to reach unprecedented levels as the final four – India, Iran, Republic of Korea and Thailand – clash for the ultimate prize at The Arena by TransStadia in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
India: Anup Kumar (captain), Rahul Chaudhari, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Pardeep Narwal, Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Surjeet, Ajay Thakur, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Kiran Parmar, Nitin Tomar, Sandeep Narwal
Thailand: Khomsan Thongkham (captain), Aniwat Phakphian, Chanwit Wichian, Phodsawi Sawangyai, Pramot Saising, Santi Bunchoet, Sarawut Hopet, Warit Songsri, Kittichai Kanket, Peeradach Jantajam, Phuwanai Wannasaen, Sasithon Rungsawang, Khunakon Chanjaroen, Tin Phonchoo