PKL 8, Match 2: Telugu Titans Vs Tamil Thalaivas preview

Pro Kabaddi League season 8 will kick off todnight. In the second match of day 1, Telugu Titans will be up against Tamil Thalaivas in the Southern derby.

Team Analysis:

Telugu Titans

Rohit Kumar and Siddharth desai will be the main raiding duo for Telugu team. Sandeep Kandola’s defense will be vital for them. If he repeats his game of PKL 2 Titans defense which includes Surinder Singh, Ruturaj Koravi, C Arun will be dangerous.

Tamil Thalaivas

Manjeet Dahiya, K Prapanjan and Athul MS raiding trio should perform their level best. Surjeet’s maximum presence will be key factor here. Sagar Krishna, Santhapanaselvam, Himanshu are expected to be part of defense. 

Key Battle

Siddharth Desai Vs PO Surjeet Singh

Vice-captain Siddharth Desai has been outstanding in the two seasons he has played only. He has an advantage of his height so he can escape easily. His opponent and Tamil skipper PO Surjeet will be there to stop him with his dashes and holds. This will be an interesting battle to watch.

Key Players

Rohit Kumar, Telugu Titans

Skipper Rohit is expected to perform up his game like in earlier seasons. His form will be crucial for raiding department.

Manjeet Dahiya, Tamil Thalaivas

Young and talnted Manjeet performed well in past two seasons. Tonight his raiding skills will be tested.

Match Predicion

Telugu Titans might win this Southern derby clash.

Match Timing

The match will be held at 8.30 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.


Telugu Titans

Rohit Kumar (Captain), Siddharth Desai (Vice-Captain), Rajnish, Ankit Beniwal, Rakesh Gowda, Galla Raju, Hyunsu Park, Amit Chauhan, C Arun, Surinder Singh, Ruturaj Koravi, Sandeep Kandola, Adarsh T, Manish, Akash Chaudhary, Akash Arsul, Prince D, Abe Tetsuro, Muhammad Shihas, Palla Ramakrishna.

Tamil Thalaivas

PO Surjeet Singh (Captain), Manjeet Dahiya, K Prapanjan, Athul MS, Bhavani Rajput, Ajinkya Pawar, Himanshu, Asiri Alawathghe, PO Surjeet Singh, Sagar Krishna, santhapanaselvam, Himanshu, Sahil, M. Abhishek, Sagar, Ashish, Mohit, Sahil, Sagar Krishna, Santhapanaselvam, Saurabh Patil.