PKL 9, Final: Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Puneri Paltan Preview

Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season nine caravan has moved to Mumbai city. The knockout matches are undergoing here. In the Final match, inaugural champion Jaipur Pink Panthers will take on Puneri Paltan who has reached final for the first time. The winner of this match will clinch the trophy of season 9.

Team Analysis:

Jaipur Pink Panthers

The team has played 22 matches in the league stage & was table toppers. There are 15 wins, 6 losses & 1 tie to their name. They defeated Bengaluru Bulls to enter the final.

Arjun Deshwal, Rahul Chaudhari & V Ajith Kumar are doing well in raiding. A lot will be dependent on Arjun-Ajith duo. Rahul can play a major role.

Jaipur defenders Ankush, Reza Mirbagheri, Sahul Kumar, & captain Sunil Kumar are defending the team well. Sahul, Sunil, Reza & Ankush’s tackles & timing will be significant.

Arjun & Ajith’s quick revival & keeping Puneri raiders silent will be the key for Jaipur to win this match.

Puneri Paltan

The team has played 22 matches in the league stage & was at 2nd postion in point’s table. There are 14 wins, 6 losses & 2 tie to their name. They defeated Tamil Thalaivas to enter the final.

Akash Shinde & Pankaj Mohit are doing well in raiding. A lot will be dependent on Akash & Pankaj duo. It is still not clear whether Aslam Inamdar & Mohit Goyat are fit to play the match or not.

Pune defenders Abinesh Nadarajan, Sombir, Sanket Sawant, Gaurav Khatri & captain Fazel Atrachali are defending the team well. Sombir & Fazel’s tackles will be significant.

Pankaj & Akash’s raids & keeping Jaipur raiders silent will be the key for Pune to win this match.

Key Battle

Arjun Deshwal Vs Fazel Atrachali

Arjun is the top raider of Jaipur team. He is the highest raid points scorer in PKL 9. He has notched up 290 raid points from 23 games. He will try to snatch points from Pune captain & left corner Fazel.

Fazel has clinched 53 tackle points in 20 matches. He is the highest tackle points scorer for Pune in this season. He is leading the team’s defense from the front. His main responsibility will be to stop Jaipur raider Arjun.

This battle will be crucial for both the teams.

Key Players

Ankush, Jaipur Pink Panthers

As a top defender his performance in defense is good with 86 tackle points from 23 matches.

Akash Shinde, Puneri Paltan

As a primary raider of Puneri, Akash has done well with 135 raid points in 21 games.

Head To Head in PKL 9

Jaipur Pink Panthers 0 – 2 Puneri Paltan

Match Prediction

Puneri Paltan has an upper hand over Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Match Timing

The match is expected to start at 7.30 pm (IST) at Dome National Sports Club of India (NSCI) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Indoor Stadium, Mumbai.


Star Sports network will broadcast the match. Disney+ hotstar will also broadcast the match online.


Jaipur Pink Panthers

Sunil Kumar (Captain), Arjun Deshwal, Deepak, Devank, Ankush, Sahul Kumar, Ashish, Abhishek KS, V Ajith Kumar, Woosan KO, Reza Mirbagheri, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Panwar, Bhavani Rajput, Navneet, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Chandel, Rahul Dhanawade, Akshay Baghal, Abhimanyu, Marimuthu Kamraj.

Puneri Paltan

Fazel Atrachali (Captain), Mohit Goyat, Aslam Inamdar, Sombir Gulia, Akash Shinde, Sanket Sawant, Pankaj Mohite, Govind Gurjar, Abinesh Nadarajan, Shubham Shelke, Badal Poriya, Aditya Shinde, Ravi Tehlan, Akash Choudhary, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Alankar Kaluram Patil, Rakesh Bhalle Ram, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Harsh Mahesh Lad, D Mahindaprasad, Gaurav Khatri, Saurabh Mann.