PKL 8, Match 88: UP Yoddha Vs Patna Pirates Preview

On the first day of week seven in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season eight, UP Yoddha will take on three times champions Patna Pirates. The last time when these two teams played against each other in PKL 8, match was won by UP Yoddha.

Team Analysis:

UP Yoddha

The team their match against Bengaluru Bulls. Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav & Surender Gill are playing very well. Their defense except skipper Nitesh Kumar & Sumit is not stable. Rest of the defenders will have to up their performance.

Patna Pirates

The team lost their match against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Monu Goyat, Sachin, Guman Singh & skipper Prashanth Kumar Rai are playing well in the offense. The defense consists of Iranian Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Sajin C, Neeraj Kumar & Sunil needs to work more.

Key Battle

Surender Gill Vs Mohammadreza Chiyaneh

Up raider Surender is team’s consistent raider. He has saved his team on many occasions. His main target will be to dismiss Patna defender Mohammadreza Chiyaneh. Mohammadreza is shining in his debut PKL season.

Key Players

Nitesh Kumar, UP Yoddha

His defense from right corner will be significant.

Monu Goyat, Patna Pirates

He is expected to shine more with his raids.

Match Prediction

UP Yoddha might win the match.

Match Timing

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.


UP Yoddha

Nitesh Kumar (Captain), Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Gulveer Singh, Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali, Surinder Gill, Sahil, Rohit Tomar, James Kamweti, Ankit, Aman, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Aashish Nagar, Ashu Singh, Gaurav Kumar, Shubham Kumar, Gurdeep and Nitin Panwar

Patna Pirates

Prashanth Kumar Rai (Captain), Selvamani K, Monu Goyat, Sachin, Monu, Guman Singh, Mohit, Rajeevsinh Chavan, Rohit, Sandeep, Neeraj Kumar, Shubham Shinde, Sunil, Sajin C, Sourav Gulia, Manish, Sahil Mann, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Daniel Odhiambo