The Patna Pirates lost its last match against the Haryana Steelers in the last match but that should take nothing away from Pardeep narwal’s performance. He became the highest scorer in Pro Kabaddi history during his Super 10 in the game, incidentally, his third successive such performance.
There is no doubt that Pardeep narwal is going to lead the offense against the strong Telugu Titans defense. Support Narwal will be Vikas Kale and Vijay who were both pretty good in the last match as well.
The Patna Pirates defense will be led by Jaideep who has 23 tackle points this season already and is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the entire league.
The Telugu Titans are like a cobra that squeezes the life out of its prey. With Abozar Mohajermighani and Vishal Bhardwaj manning the corners of the Telugu Titans defense, opponents coming up against them must feel like a prey walking into a trap for sure.
The Telugu Titans have been successful as long as the defense is doing its job but will they be able to change things up if the Patna Pirates manage to neutralize their defense? The Telugu Titans could only manage six tackle points against U Mumba and did not have any answer to their tactics.
Abozar Mohajermighani, who has three High 5’s in the tournament, and Vishal Bhardwaj, with 17tackle points, cannot afford to have another off game because we are not sure the Telugu Titans have a plan B.
The head to head between the two sides has been close. They have played each 13 times with the Telugu Titans winning 7 times and the Patna Pirates winning 6 times. The two teams have a very different style of play so whichever team wins, tends to dominate the proceedings.
A day’s break in the idle would have done wonders for the Patna Pirates. The Telugu Titans have had a week off to try and think about what went wrong against U Mumba and to prevent it from happening again.
We are leaning towards the home side to have learned from its last defeat and to come back stronger against the Telugu Titans.
Back the Patna Pirates to win.