Pro Kabaddi PKL 8: Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas

Pro Kabaddi PKL 8: Third-placed Patna Pirates will lock horns with an in-form Tamil Thalaivas in the Pro Kabaddi League tomorrow, which is being held at Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru and the match will kick off at 7:30 pm – Follow Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

Despite not having a big star power, both the teams have performed considerably well so far this season. Patna Pirates sit comfortably in the top four, having won four games and losing just a solitary game so far. Tamil Thalaivas on the other hand are in fifth place after having won two games and losing one, with their other three matches ending in a tie.

Pro Kabaddi PKL 8: Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas: A fierce battle on the cards

Both the teams are matched equally in terms of their strengths. Patna have a formidable raiding duo in Sachin and Monu Goyat who have racked up 37 and 36 points respectively so far in the tournament. Along with raider Prashanth Kumar, they form a terrific trio helping the team win crucial raid points. Patna Pirates couldn’t retain star raider Pardeep Narwal during the auction this year but all the three raiders have beautifully compensated for the loss.

They also have a strong defence with Mohammedreza Chiyaneh and Sunil who have picked up important tackle points. They also have the support from Sajin C who has scored 10 important tacke points this year. However they face a litmus test as they will be up against a team that also has good raiders in Manjeet, Prapanjan, Bhavani Rajput and Ajinkya Pawar.

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Manjeet has been the key raider for the Thalaivas having notched up 42 raid points so far. Bhavani too has chipped in with good raids scoring 16 points while the experienced Prapanjan and Ajinkya Pawar have 14 raid points each. Ajinkya Pawar was particularly impressive in the last game against UP Yoddha where he came in as a substitute and scored quick raid points.

All the three raiders have complemented Manjeet well and they will look to continue their good rapport against a strong Patna defence.

Pro Kabaddi PKL 8: Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas: A fierce battle on the cards

Tamil Thalaivas also have a tight defence in captain Surjeet Singh and Sagar. Sagar has been particularly impressive this season having performed the most number of super tackles (4) so far. It remains to be seen how the Patna Raiders perform against these  two strong defenders.

With both these teams equally poised in terms of their strengths, one can expect a fierce and a competitive clash when they step on the mat.

Squads

Patna Pirates
Raider – Neeraj Kumar (defender), Monu, Mohit (raider), Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan, Jangkun Lee,  Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar, Monu Goyat, Guman Singh
Defender –Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, Sourav Gulia, Shubham Shinde, Sandeep
All-rounder – Sahil Mann, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar
Tamil Thalaivas
Defenders – Sagar, Himanshu, M. Abishek,  Mohammad Tuhin Tarafder , Surjeet Singh, Mohammad Tuhin Tarafde, Surjeet Singh, Sahil
All-rounder – Anwar Saheed Baba, Sourabh Tanaji Patil, Sagar B Krishna, Santhapanaselvam
Raider – K Prapanjan, Manjeet, Athul MS, Bhavani Rajput

 

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