- Patna Pirates, Neeraj and Mohammadreza, two Patna defenders, received High 5s as soon as play began.
- Without the assistance of the star raider Ajith Kumar, U Mumba entered the game lacking confidence.
- Dabang Delhi KC is now behind Pirates in the points standings.
- In Match 47 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 here, Patna Pirates soundly defeated an in-form U Mumba by a score of 43-23.
Neeraj Kumar and Mohammadreza Shadloui, two Patna defenders, received High 5s as early as the first minute. With a victory, all of their players helped the Pirates surpass Dabang Delhi KC at the top of the standings.
Without the services of their top raider Ajith Kumar, U Mumba entered the game. The balance of the entire team was impacted by the lack of trust in the raiding division. Abhishek Singh tried to make up for the hard tackling of the Patna Pirates with points. Mumbai’s cornerbacks Fazel Atrachali and Rinku produced baffling errors at the other end.
In the sixth minute of the game, Patna inflicted their first ALL-OUT when Monu Goyat and Sachin discovered errors in the Mumbai defence. Although the Pirates had a 7-point lead, Mumbai was still under siege. Mumbai’s Super Tackle by Ashish Sangwan gave them some hope, but the Season 2 champs’ lack of raiding alternatives persisted.
In the final raid of the half, Sachin believed he had secured the Patna Pirates’ second ALL OUT, but Rinku delivered a fantastic one-man Super Tackle to stop it. The Pirates led at the end of the first half, 19-9. With Neeraj Kumar earning a High 5, Patna Pirates received their second ALL-OUT in the first minute following the restart.
The three-time champions continued to rule in every area and showed no signs of faltering. While Iranian Mohammadreza Shadloui made sure their left corner remained secure, Patna Pirates started killing time with slow incursions. After the first Time Out, U Mumba controlled the game for five minutes and was very near to going ALL OUT, but Mohammadreza Shadloui made a Super Tackle to stop them.
Then Prashanth Kumar Rai, the captain of the Patna Pirates, scored a 2-point raid to send more Patna Pirates to the ground. Prior to the final five minutes, they held a 15-point lead, but the Pirates produced two breathtaking Super Tackles to further inflict harm on Mumba. The victory assisted the Patna Pirates in rising to the top of the standings.
Match 56: U Mumba vs. Patna Pirates
The Patna Pirates have improved recently after a sluggish start to the season; they are now riding a four-match winning streak. They now have 23 points after nine games after winning three, losing four, and tying two. They will be optimistic about defeating U Mumba and will be hoping that their primary raiders Sachin and Rohit Gulia can increase their 79 and 69 raid points from this season, respectively. With 22 tackle points, Sunil has been the Pirates’ top defender on the defensive side, followed by Mohammadreza Chiyaneh (17 points) and Neeraj Kumar (14 points).
With six victories and three defeats, U Mumba is also performing well, moving up to third place in the Season 9 standings. The Season 2 champions’ primary raider, Guman Singh, has amassed 61 raid points for them thus far. His onslaught has been assisted by players like Ashish and Jai Bhagwan, who have thus far scored 42 and 32 raid points, respectively. Surinder Singh, U Mumba’s captain, has led by example on defence with 29 tackle points. Their next best defenders are Rinku (22 tackle points) and Mohit (20 tackle points).
Matchup of Patna Pirates and U Mumba
U Mumba and Patna Pirates have faced off 16 times. Six of these games have been won by the three-time champions, while nine of them have been victories by the Season 2 champions. There was a tie in one of the teams’ games.
Match 57: Dabang Delhi K.C. vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
The season got off to a good start for Dabang Delhi K.C. as they won their first five games. However, they have since endured a bad run of results, losing their last five games. Due to their recent inability to support their assault, the reigning champions will be desperate to halt their losing streak and will depend on their defence to achieve so. With 126 raid points this season, Naveen Kumar has been the team’s talisman. Ashu Malik and Manjeet assisted him in the assault with 65 and 47 raid points, respectively.
With 25 and 22 tackle points each, Krishan and Vishal have been the team’s leading defenders in terms of defence. Ravi Kumar has also provided 18 tackle points.
Jaipur Pink Panthers are experiencing a downturn following a strong start to their season, much as Dabang Delhi K.C. The Panthers have had five victories and four losses, with three of the losses occurring in their most recent three games. They will go into the game on Friday looking to win, and they will need their top raider Arjun Deshwal to perform at his peak. Deshwal has 91 raid points this season, and players like Rahul Chaudhari (26 raid points) and V Ajith Kumar (25 raid points), who both desire to do more for their teams, have helped him in the attack.
With 31 tackle points, captain Sunil Kumar has set the bar high for the defence. Ankush (29 tackle points) and Sahul Kumar have provided solid backup for Sunil (14 tackle points).
Match 58: Puneri Paltan vs. U.P. Yoddhas
U.P. Yoddhas, one of the most erratic teams in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9, have won four and lost four games thus far. In order to get past the league phase and move up the points table, the Yoddhas will be eager to string together some victories. In particular, their attack, which includes Surender Gill and Pardeep Narwal, who have so far scored 82 and 77 raid points, respectively, has the potential to go on a winning streak.
In their 18 encounters, Dabang Delhi K.C. and Jaipur Pink Panthers have split the victories, with the former taking seven and the latter nine. The teams’ two games both ended in ties.
Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, is in excellent form right now. Through nine games, they have won five, lost two, and tied two. Aslam Inamdar, who has 71 raid points, has been the team’s go-to raider. Mohit Goyat and Akash Shinde, who each have 67 and 32 raid points, have also contributed to the team’s offensive. With 22 tackle points, captain Fazel Atrachali has a strong performance for them defensively. Defenders like Sombr and Gaurav Khatri have also made an impression by supporting their skipper when necessary. Khatri only got 10 tackle points, compared to Sombir’s 17 tackle points.
U.P. Yoddhas vs Puneri Paltan head-to-head
Eight meetings between U.P. Yoddhas and Puneri Paltan resulted in five victories for the former and three victories for the latter.