Date: December 17, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium
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After winning the inaugural season of the Pro Kabaddi League and finishing as season 4 runners up, Jaipur Pink Panthers hold a chance to win the multiple PKL titles like Patna Pirates, who have won the title thrice. On the other hand, Puneri Paltan will look to end their title drought on Saturday against Jaipur. The Pink Panthers and the Paltan have claimed the first two spots in the points table and won their respective semifinal games to reach the final.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Dominant performances by Sahul Kumar, Arjun Deshwal and V Ajith helped Jaipur Pink Panthers to dominate Bengaluru Bulls in the semifinals. While Ajith has continued his good form throughout the tournament, Rahul Chaudhari displayed a promising performance in the semifinals, which is a major boost for the inaugural champions.
Pankaj Mohite and Mohammad Nabibakhsh's star performances against a resilient Tamil Thalaivas in the PKL 2022 semifinal to reach their maiden finals. However, star raiders Mohit Goyat and Aslam Inamdar missed the semifinal clash due to injuries and their return will boost Puneri Paltan's chances to claim victory against the Pink Panthers.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
The Pink Panthers' raider Arjun Deshwal is leading the list of PKL 2022 top raiders with 232 raid points in 23 matches while defender Ankush leads the list of successful tackles by an individual with 82 tackles in 23 matches. Ankush is followed by Sunil Kumar at the sixth spot with 57 tackles in 22 matches. Deshwal also leads the Super 10s list with 17 in 23 matches while Ankush leads the High 5s with nine in 23 games.
Predicted Starting 7: Sahul Kumar, Reeza Mirbagheri, Abhishek KS, Ajith V, Sunil Kumar, Arjun Deshwal, Ankush
With the likes of Akash Shinde and Pankaj Mohite, who stepped up in the absence of Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat, Puneri Paltan look strong in the raiding department ahaead of the PKL 2022 final against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Sultan Fazel Atrachali will lead the Paltan defence in the final.
Predicted Starting 7: Pankaj Mohite, Akash Shinde, Sombir, Sanket Sawant, Abinesh Nadarajan, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Fazel Atrachali
As per the above prediction, Jaipur Pink Panthers are expected to beat Puneri Paltan to claim their second PKL title after winning the inaugural season.
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