Season 3 and Season 4 champions Patna Pirates have had a decent outing so far in this year’s Pro Kabaddi League as they currently sit second in the Zone B table behind leaders Bengal Warriors. Pirates are one of the favorites to win the tournament and will be pushing for a third consecutive glory this year.
Pardeep Narwal (Capt.), Monu Goyat, Vikas Jaglan, Vishnu Uthaman, Zakir Hossain, Jaideep, Manish, Sachin Shingade, Sandeep, Satish, Virender Singh, Vishal Mane, Arvind Kumar, Jawahar Dagar, Mohammad Magshoudlou, Parveen Virwal, Vinay, Vijay Kumar
The Pirate’s performance this season has been decent but not lethal as they used to be in the last two silverware winning seasons. Pardeep Narwal has been by far the best raider in the league and their raiding talisman, but the defense of the Pirates have sometimes let them down. In some matches, they have become complacent and that has caused them badly. In the recent matches they lost against Gujarat Fortunegiants twice and only managed a narrow win over Zone A side Dabang Delhi.
In the defense, apart from left corner Jaideep some players have made silly errors and they will have to rectify those in the coming games.
Leading Raider: Pardeep Narwal (247 pts)
Most Super 10s: Pardeep Narwal (14)
Leading Tackles: Jaideep (51)
Super Tackles: Manish (5), Vinod Kumar (5)
Pardeep Narwal: Pardeep Narwal has been the star of this league, so for the Pirates. His raiding ability has outclassed most of the defense and the Patna captain has been a force going forward. His movements, escape, skill has just been immense and a joy to watch. The ‘Dubki King’ surely is the most pivotal jigsaw in Pirate’s puzzle.
Jaideep: Left Corner Jaideep has been quite a find this year for the Pirates. His dash and block along with the anticipation of his mind has been phenomenal. This young man has 51 tackle points and eclipsed the likes of Vishal Mane in the team.