PKL Season 6: Tamil Thalaivas to take on Patna Pirates in the season opener

Pro Kabaddi League season 6 will kick-off from today. Chennai will host the matches for 5 days from today. Two matches will be held today. In the first encounter, Ajay Thakur led Tamil Thalaivas will be up against Pardeep Narwal’s Patna Pirates. The second match will have intense action as Puneri Paltan will play against U Mumba in Maharashtrian Derby.

Three times champion Patna Pirates will come as defending champions, whereas Tamil Thalaivas will have an advantage of the home crowd.

Team Analysis:

Tamil Thalaivas

Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh are their experienced players in this team. Whereas Sukesh Hegde and Surjeet Singh will be there especially for the do-or-die raids. In the defense with the likes of Amit Hooda, Darshan J, C Arun, D Gopu Tamil defense looks balanced. All-rounder D Pradap is also in the team who was seen playing for Tamil in last season.

Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates will once again rely on Pardeep Narwal. Deepak Narwal and Surender Singh will be supporting raiders to him. Just like the last season Manish, Jaideep, Jawahar Dagar, and Vijay are there in the defense. All-rounder Kuldeep Singh’s addition to the squad can prove to be crucial.

Head to Head 

Both the teams have clashed 3 times in which Patna has won 2 matches and Tamil Thalaivas was successful in winning 1 match.

Key Battle

Manjeet Chhillar vs Pardeep Narwal

The rivalry between Left raider Pardeep Narwal who is the player with most raid points in a single season and Left Cover Manjeet Chhillar who is the best defender of the PKL history will be a deciding one. Fans will definitely be up for a treat when Manjeet and Pardeep are placed against each other.

Key Players

Ajay Thakur, Tamil Thalaivas 

In the previous season, Ajay was the leading raid points scorer for Thalaivas with a total of 213 raid points and had finished third in the most raid points scorers table. He is known for his never-say-die attitude.

Deepak Narwal, Patna Pirates

With 87 points from 16 matches to his name, Deepak was the secondary raider in Bengal Warriors. His skillful raiding could see him become more than just a supporting raider to Pardeep Narwal if he gets in trouble.

Match Timing 

The match will be held at 8 pm (IST) at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

TV Broadcasting 

Star Sports network will broadcast the match. hoststar.com will also broadcast the match online.

Squads 

Tamil Thalaivas

Ajay Thakur, Sukesh Hegde, Surjeet Singh, Darshan J, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, K Jayasselan, Atul MS, Sunil, Chan Sik Park, Anil Sharma, Abhinandan Chandel, D Gopu, Vimal Raj, Jae Min Lee, Amit Hooda, C. Arun, D Pradap, Rajnish, Anil Kumar, Anand

Patna Pirates 

Pardeep Narwal, Deepak Narwal, Vikas Kale, Kuldeep Singh, Manjeet, Tushar Patil, Surender Singh, Tae Deok Eom, Hyunil Park, Jae Min Lee, Vikas Jaglan, Vijay Kumar, Ravinder Kumar, Jaideep, Jawahar Dagar, Manish Kumar, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar, Vijay, Manish, Arvind Kumar, Kuldeep Singh

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