PKL 8, Eliminator 1: UP Yoddha Vs Puneri Paltan Preview
Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 8 is underway in Bengaluru. The knockout matches will begin from tonight. In the first Eliminator game UP Yoddha will face Puneri Paltan. The winner of this match will play Patna Pirates on 23rd February in the semi-final 1.
The team has played 22 matches. There are 10 wins, 9 losses & 3 tie to their name. The raiding trio of Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Mohammad Taghi & Surender Gill is doing well in the raiding. A lot will be dependent on Pardeep-Surender duo. The defense of Skipper Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Shubham Kumar & Ashu Singh is playing well for the team. Sumit & Nitesh corner duo’s form will be significant.
The team has played 22 matches. There are 12 wins, 9 losses & 1 tie to their name. Skipper Nitin Tomar, Aslam Inamdar & Mohit Goyat are playing in the offense. Aslam-Mohit raiding duo will be hoping to keep going. The defense including Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Sombir & Vice-captain Vishal Bhardwaj are playing well & defending the team. Their defense will be important.
Sumit Vs Mohit Goyat
UP left corner Sumit is team’s top defender in this season. He has scored 53 tackle points in 22 matches. He is leading the team’s defense from the front. His main responsibility will be to stop Puneri raider Mohit Goyat. Mohit has clinched 156 raid points from 20 games. He is consistently scoring raid points. This battle will be interesting.
Surender Gill, UP Yoddha
As a primary raider of UP Yoddha he has done well with 183 raid points in 21 games.
Aslam Inamdar, Puneri Paltan
As a top raider his performance in raiding is good with 159 raid points from 22 matches.
Head To Head in PKL 8
UP Yoddha 1 – 1 Puneri Paltan
UP Yoddha might win the match
The match will be held at 7.30 pm (IST) at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre Bengaluru.
Star Sports network will broadcast the match. Disney+ hotstar will also broadcast the match online.
Nitesh Kumar (Captain), Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Gulveer Singh, Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali, Surender Gill, Sahil, Rohit Tomar, James Kamweti, Ankit, Aman, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Aashish Nagar, Ashu Singh, Gaurav Kumar, Shubham Kumar, Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar
Nitin Tomar (Captain), Vishal Bhardwaj (Vice-Captain), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kumar, Mohit Goyat, Vishwas S, Akash Shinde, Aslam Inamdar, Shubham Shelke, Baldev Singh, Jadhav Shahaji, Sanket Sawant, Hadi Tajik, Sombir, Sourav Kumar, Karamvir, Subhash E, Abinseh Nadarjan, Subhash E