Date: 23 February 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
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Pardeep Narwal roared in the first Eliminator between UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan as he produced a top-notch performance. He showed it to everyone, why he is called the playoffs king. The raider finished the match with 18 points. He was ably supported by Yoddha’s much-famed corner combination of Nitesh Kumar (3 points) and Sumit (5 points). But it will not be an easy task for UP to stop their neighbors who are eagerly waiting to avenge their defeat on the league stage.
The head-to-head record in this season, however, stands at 1-1. While UP claimed the first league match by one point (36-35), it was Patna who rode on their momentum and beat UP 37-35 in the second league game. While Pardeep Narwal was the star for UP in the first game, Sachin was the hero for Patna in the second.
The close-fought games put validation to the fact that both teams like to play each other and whenever they lock horns, it is an interesting battle. The three-time champions will have an edge considering the kind of season they are having but UP are also pumped up with their best raider back in form. So, the viewers can expect another thrilling contest in the first semifinal of the evening on Wednesday.
Patna Pirates: Prashanth Kumar Rai (captain), Monu Goyat, Monu, Mohit, Guman Singh, Rajveersinh Chavan, Sachin Tanwar, Sandeep, Shubham Shinde, Sourav Gulia, Sunil, C Sajin, Shadloui Chianeh, Selvamani K, Neeraj Kumar, Daniel Omondi, Sahil Mann.
UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar (captain), Pardeep Narwal, James Kamweti, Mohammed Taghi, Rohit, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Aashish Nagar, Bintu Narwal, Shubham Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Sahil, Shrikant Jadhav, Gaurav Kumar, Sumit, Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Aman Hooda, Ankit, Gulveer Singh.
Probable Starting 7
Patna Pirates: Sachin, Mohammadreza Chiyanneh, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashanth Kumar, Guman Singh, Monu Goyat
UP Yoddha: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Nitesh, Sumit, Gurdeep, Shrikant Jadhav, Shubham Kumar
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