As Pro Kabaddi League Season-8 is all set to begin from 22nd of December 2021 a lot is expected since the league is returning after a period of 2 years. Bengaluru Bulls will take on against U Mumba in the first game of the 2021/22 season. Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas then will face off each other in the second game followed by the game between Bengal Warriors and UP Yodha. Let us have a look at some of the important numbers from the first three games of PKL Season-8.
Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba important stats, facts and numbers:
Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumba have faced each other 14 times in PKL overall, U Mumba have dominated Bengaluru Bulls by winning 10 out of 14 games. But in PKL 2019 season, Bengaluru Bulls had defeated U Mumba in both their meetings.
Most wins for U Mumba in PKL by opponents:
12 wins against Dabang Delhi K.C.
10 wins against Bengal Warriors
10 wins against Bengaluru Bulls
– Pawan Kumar Sehrawat from Bengaluru Bulls was the best raider in PKL Season 7 with 262 successful raids, while Fazel Atrachali from U Mumba was the best defender in PKL Season 7 with 77 successful tackles.
– U Mumba have qualified to play-off stage (or) eliminator in 5 out of 7 PKL seasons which is joint-most for any team.
Most times reaching playoffs/semi-finals in PKL:
U Mumba – 5 times
Patna Pirates – 5 times
Bengaluru Bulls – 4 times
Bengal Warriors – 4 times
U Mumba made it to the playoff stage during season-1, 2, 3, 6 & 7. Bengaluru Bulls have made it to the playoffs stage during season-1, 2, 6 & 7. U Mumba won the title in PKL season-2 and were the runners-up in season-1 & 3, while Bengaluru Bulls won the title in PKL season-6 and they were runners-up in PKL season-2.
Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas important stats, facts and numbers:
Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas have faced each other 8 times in PKL overall. Telugu Titans have ended up on the winning side 5 times, while Tamil Thalaivas have won only 3 times. Coincidentally, Tamil Thalaivas played their inaugural game of the 2019 PKL season also against Telugu Titans.
Tamil Thalaivas have a very poor record in PKL history. Their loss % of 63.63 is the worst for any team in Pro Kabaddi League. Tamil Thalaivas have played 66 matches in PKL and have managed to win only 15 games.
Tamil Thalaivas performance in PKL Season-wise:
Season 5 – Won 6 out of 22 matches (2 Draws) [Last position in their Group]
Season 6 – Won 5 out of 22 matches (4 Draws) [Last position in their Group]
Season 7 – Won 4 out of 22 matches (3 Draws) [Last position in points table]
– Siddharth Sirish Desai has played a crucial role in past two PKL seasons. In season-6, he had 218 Raid points which were 3rd highest in that season.
Most Raid points in PKL season-6:
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat – 271 points
Pardeep Narwal – 233 points
Siddharth Sirish Desai – 218 points
Most Raid Points in PKL season-7:
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat – 346 points
Pardeep Narwal – 302 points
Naveen Kumar – 301 points
Siddharth Sirish Desai – 217 points
Maninder Singh – 205 points
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha important stats, facts and numbers:
– Bengal Warriors and U.P Yoddha have met each other 8 times before in PKL. Bengal Warriors have won 3 times, U.P. Yoddha have won 2 times and in the remaining 3 occasions, game ended in a draw.
– UP Yoddha’s Pardeep Narwal has the most Raid Points and most successful Raids in PKL history.
Most Raid Points in PKL history:
Pardeep Narwal – 1160 points
Rahul Chaudhari – 955 points
Deepak Niwas Hooda – 856 points
Most Successful Raids in PKL history:
Pardeep Narwal – 880
Rahul Chaudhari – 788
Deepak Niwas Hooda – 698
– UP Yoddha have constantly reached playoffs (or) eliminator stage in all the seasons that they have played so far.
UP Yoddha performance in PKL Season playoff/eliminator :
Season-5 : Lost Eliminator-1 to Puneri Paltan
– Defeated U Mumba in Eliminator-1
– Defeated Dabang Delhi K.C in Eliminator-3
– Lost Qualifier-2 to Gujarat Fortune Giants
Season-7: Lost Eliminator-1 to Bengaluru Bulls