The Pro Kabaddi League is at it’s terminal stage as the final will be held on this Saturday. But before that it’s Eastern derby in Qualifier 2 to determine the second finalist of PKL this season after Gujarat Fortunegiants, who have already booked their place.
Teams: Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates
Match Time: 26th October, Thursday, 20.00 IST (Chennai)
Setting the Scene:
Bengal Warriors lost to Gujarat in the 1st Qualifier while Patna Pirates were winners against Puneri Paltan to book their place in this qualifier.
The Warriors have got the better of the Patna this season as in the league the team of Bengal have won a match and drawn twice. Patna have had their upper hand in the league but against the Bengal side they have let their lead go twice and they will have to rectify their sloppiness.
In the recent games, the Warriors raiding department has been a bit Maninder dependent while Pardeep Narwal has just washed away all his opponents with humongous raid points. He has been breaking records for fun and the Warriors defense will have to work out to stop the Golden boy.
Surjeet Singh led Bengal need to get their act straight and contain the Patna side as that is their only chance to make to the finals. Patna will again be wishing a Pardeep Cyclone but they will have to bank on the others as well.
Bengal Warriors: Surjeet Singh, Deepak Narwal, Maninder Singh, Ran Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Jang Kun Lee, Vinod Kumar
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal, Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Vijay, Monu Goyat, Jaideep, Jawahar Dagar
Battle of Nerves:
Patna being the back to back Champions do know how to handle the pressure, while the Bengal have lost all their knock out matches in the tournament so far, so that will be an advantage for the Pirates.
Pardeep Stats and Records:
- Pardeep Narwal is the first player who has scored more than 300 raid points in a single season of PKL.
- He scored a six point raid against Haryana Steelers, that’s the highest by any player in a single raid.
- Pardeep Narwal got a staggering 34 raid points against Haryana, which is most by a player in a match in PKL history.
The match will be broadcast live Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1 Hindi from 20.00 IST.