PKL 9, Semi Final 2: Puneri Paltan Vs Tamil Thalaivas Preview

Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season nine caravan has moved to Mumbai city. The knockout matches are undergoing here. In the second Semi Final match, Puneri Paltan will take on Tamil Thalaivas. The winner of this match will play the final match on 17th December.

Team Analysis:

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 got qualified for the semi-finals due to 2nd position.

Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat & Akash Shinde are doing well in raiding. A lot will be dependent on Aslam & Mohit duo. Akash can play a major role in reviving them quickly.

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

Aslam-Mohit-Akash’s raids & keeping Tamil raiders silent will be the key for Pune to win this match.

Tamil Thalaivas

The team has played 22 matches. There are 10 wins, 8 losses & 4 tie to their name. They defeated UP Yoddhas in the eliminator to reach the semi-final.

Narender is leading team’s offense from the front. He is getting support from skipper Ajinkya Pawar & Himanshu Singh. Narender & Ajinkya raiding duo will be hoping to keep going.

The defense of Mohit, Sahil Gulia, Arpit Saroha & Himanshu is stable. Their defense will be important.

Mohit & Ajinkya’s raids & keeping Aslam-Mohit out of the mat for maximum time will be the key for Tamil to win this match.

Key Battle

Aslam Inamdar Vs Sahil Gulia

Aslam is the top raider of Pune team. He is their highest raid points scorer in PKL 9. He has notched up 138 raid points from 17 games. He will try to snatch points from Tamil left corner Sahil.

Sahil has clinched 54 tackle points in 22 matches. He is their top tackle points scorer in this season. He is leading team’s defense from the front. His main responsibility will be to stop Pune raider Aslam.

This battle will be important for both the teams.

Key Players

Fazel Atrachali, Puneri Paltan

As a top defender his performance in defense is good with 51 tackle points from 19 matches.

Narender, Tamil Thalaivas

As a primary raider of Tamil, Narender has done well with 232 raid points in 22 games.

Head To Head in PKL 9

Puneri Paltan 1 – 1 Tamil Thalaivas

Match Prediction

Puneri Paltan has an upper hand over Tamil Thalaivas.

Match Timing

The match is expected to start at 8.30 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.


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.

Tamil Thalaivas

Ajinkya Ashok Pawar (Captain), Abhishek M, Himanshu, Himanshu Singh, Mohit, Ashish, Sahil, Jatin, Himanshu, Narender, Thanushan Laxmamohan, Md. Arif Rabbani, Visvanath V, Arpit Saroha, K Abhimanyu, Ankit.