India take on Thailand, South Korea face Iran in Kabaddi World Cup semis
After losing the opener to South Korea, India prevailed comfortably in the remaining four group stage matches.other sports Updated: Oct 21, 2016 18:58 IST
India, with an experienced raid team and solid defence to back them, will look to dominate Thailand when they face off in the Kabaddi World Cup semi-final match.
After losing the opener to South Korea, the hosts prevailed in the remaining four group stage matches.
Captain Anup Kumar will drive the team forward against Friday’s opponents Thailand, who came to the tournament with a young squad that is fit, agile and boasts of a strong defence. Led by Khomsan Thongkam, the team put up quite a challenge in the group stage by beating a very physical Kenya. They displayed brilliant composure in their last group stage match against Japan recovering from 8 points down to come back and win.
In the first semi-final, South Korea will take on Iran. The Korean contingent won all five matches in the group stage to top the group ahead of India. Captain Dong Ju Hong and team will look towards charismatic raider Jan Kun Lee to energise the team. Iran, billed as one the favourites going into the tournament, have justified the expectations under captain Meraj Sheyk.