Fazel vs Sumit Sangwan – What do the numbers say?

Saiprasad Kagne

In this article, we will have a look at last season player-wise performances with multiple metrices through detailed analysis.

Analysis of Fazel Atrachali’s Performance

Fazel played all the 24 matches for his team U Mumba of the tournament. Thus, he become the top defender of PKL Season 7 with 77 successful tackles, 82 tackle points, 5 super tackles, 4 high 5s with an average tackle point of 3.42. The Iranian player contains solidity in his game and possess the ability to stop the most skillful raiders of the game. He can easily balance between speed and patience allowing him to act according to the situation on the mat. His presence in the left corner assured the team that there will be no easy points for raiders. When it comes to records, he was the 1st overseas defender to score 300 tackle points in PKL similarly was the only defender to score 80+ tackle points in season 7.

Analysis of Sumit Sangwan’s Performance

Sumit played 22 matches for his franchise UP Yoddha i.e. 2 matches less than Fazel who was top defender of the season. Sumit did end up becoming the 2nd top defender of PKL Season 7 with 75 successful tackles, 77 tackle points, 2 super tackles, 7 high 5s with an average tackle point of 3.5. He is a left corner defender and, in this season, will again represent UP Yoddha. Being a debutant last season, Sumit passed all the tests to impress the Kabaddi fraternity and his franchise as well. He is considered as a key player for his team in upcoming season.  Due to his stellar performance last season, his team and fans expect greater contribution this season as well. The UP Yoddha have showed faith in him by retaining him and teaming him up with Nitesh Kumar. This defending duo will surely put up some sensational numbers this season as well.