There is something to be said about the consistency of the Gujarat Fortunegiants this season. The side has played solid Kabaddi this entire season of the PKL and has lost just three matches. It is easily one of the best sides of the tournament and is a definite title contender.
This contest against the Patna Pirates gives the Gujarat Fortunegiants a chance to try and take revenge for the defeat in last season’s final.
The biggest task in front of the Fortunegiants to do so is going to require stopping Pardeep Narwal. The reigning MVP of the PKL is back to his best. He has roared up to third on the rankings for the best raiders and is terrorizing opponents like we have become used to seeing.
Parvesh Bhainswal is going to be the defender that the Fortunegiants will be hoping has a great match. Bhainswal is third on the lost of defenders with most tackle points and his speed on the mat makes him one of the best defenders of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Bhainswal will have excellent support from skipper Sunil Kumar. The pair form the heart of a very strong Gujarat Fortunegiants defense. The onus of getting the raid points, though, is going to fall on Sachin’s shoulders. He will have to ensure that he is able to make the most of his chances against a Patna Pirates defense that can be put under pressure.
The Patna Pirates are not a side that likes to hold back and wait for things to happen. Pardeep narwal likes to take the initiative against opponents and there is no doubt he will go hard at the Gujarat Fortunegiants.
Pardeep Narwal has 157 raid points to his name and more Super-10s than any other player in the Pro Kabaddi League. He has the experience to get past a strong Gujarat Fortunegiants defense but the task is not going to be easy.
He will need support from his own side to help beat the Gujarat Fortunegiants. Jaideep has been the best defender for the Patna Pirates this season of the PKL and his contest against Sachin is going to be crucial as well.
The Patna Pirates have won five out of their last six matches. The last match they played against the Tamil Thalaivas ended in a tie. The Gujarat Fortunegiants have also won three out of their last four matches to be in excellent form. The head to head between the two sides is in favor of the Gujarat Fortunegiants 2-1.
Both sides are in excellent form coming into this contest. We have a feeling that Pardeep Narwal and Sachin will cancel each other out over the course of the match and the side with the better defense is going to come out on top.
With Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar, the Gujarat Fortunegiants are definitely a stronger side defensively.
Back the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.