Interzone Wildcard matches to commence with the clash of Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans

Pro Kabaddi League has reached in its last destination for group stage matches. ‘Kolkata – The City of Joy’ is all set to host PKL for next 6 days. Two matches will be held today. First will be played between home team Bengal Warriors and Tamil Thalaivas. ThenPuneri will take on Telugu Titans. This match is the last match of Puneri Paltan in this season as they have been eliminated from the playoffs contentions. Whereas Telugu Titans still has a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Team Analysis

Puneri Paltan

Puneri Paltan is at the fourth position in Zone A points table. They will look to win this contest against Telugu Titans as it is their last match of PKL 6. In their previous match they got defeated by Jaipur Pink Panthers. Apart from More GB, Sandeep, Shubham Shinde, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Rajesh Mondal got failed to contribute in raiding. In defence skipper Girish Ernak was good. Ravi Kumar and Sandeep Narwal also performed well.

Telugu Titans

Telugu Titans lost their last match against Bengaluru Bulls. They rank at third position in Zone B points table. Rahul Chaudhari had a Super 10 to his name. But did not get support from Nilesh Salunke. Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari was outstanding in defence. But failures of skipper Vishal Bhardwaj, Abozar Mohajermighani, Anil Kumar and Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan cost them the match.

Key Battle

Girish Ernak VS Rahul Chaudhari

Having scored 53 tackle points from 19 matches Puneri Paltan skipper Girish Ernak has lived up to the expectations of their fans. He has been phenomenal in Puneri’s defense. His main challenge will be Telugu Titan’s top raider Rahul Chaudhari. Rahul has picked up 158 raid points from 20 matches. After a slow start to the campaign, he has picked up momentum in last 5-6 matches.

Key Players

Sandeep Narwal, Puneri Paltan

Puneri Paltan right corner Sandeep Narwal has shown his all-round skills for his team. Sandeep is the second defender in the list of most Super Tackles. His game will be crucial tonight.

Vishal Bhardwaj, Telugu Titans

Telugu Titans skipper Vishal Bhardwaj has been very successful in the league with his ankle holds and dashes. He has grabbed 57 tackle points from 16 matches.

Match Timing 

The match will be held at 9 pm (IST) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata.

TV Broadcasting 

Star Sports network will broadcast the match. And will broadcast the match online.

Puneri Paltan

Girish Maruti Ernak, Vinod Kumar, Sanjay Shrestha, Parvesh, Akshay Jadhav, Bajrang, Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, More GB, Vikash Khatri, Rinku Narwal, Monu, Amit Kumar, Ravi Kumar

Telugu Titans 

Rahul Chaudhari, Abozar Mohajermighani, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Singh Kumar, C Manoj Kumar, Sanket Chavan, Mahender Reddy, Nilesh Salunke, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakshith, Sombir, Kamal Singh, Ankit Beniwal, Anand, Rajnish, Anuj Kumar, Armaan