Date: January 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
The stage is set for another thriller in Pro Kabaddi League. Patna Pirates will challenge Tamil Thalaivas for the second time after a previous game was tied between both teams. This season, Patna Pirates have been in great form, but they have slipped down in the points table with two recent losses. However, a match against Thalaivas is a good chance for the Pirates to regain their winning momentum.
Head to Head:
Probable Starting 7s:
Patna Pirates: Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar, Neeraj Kumar, Shubham Shinde, C Sajin, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
Tamil Thalaivas: Manjeet, Surjeet Singh (captain), Mohit, Bhavani Rajput, Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Sahil Singh
In the absence of any star player, the team has shocked stronger teams. Prashant Kumar is leading the team in style. In the last, he scored 6-raiding points, including one bonus point and 5-touch points. At the same time, players like Guman Singh (4-raiding points) and Sachin (5-raiding points) have been incredible and played a vital role in many matches.
Surjeet Singh has a tough time as skipper of the team. They have only won a single tournament while suffering two losses and as many matches tied. Currently, the team is in 9th position in the points table, and the match against Patna Pirates will be an uphill task for the team. Despite having star raider Manjeet Singh and Ajinkya Pawar, the team has struggled most of the time in the tournament. Both the players were phenomenal in the last Match; Manjeet Singh scored 12-raiding points, while Pawar had 15-raiding points, including 4-bonus and 9-touch points.
Conclusion: Looking at the track record in the tournament so far, Patna Pirates are favourites and will finish the game as the winning side.