A terrible start was followed by an uptick in form and fans across the PKL were hoping to see Siddharth Desai return to his best. Unfortunately, that good form was short-lived as the Telugu Titans once again slipped into losing habits. With four losses in the previous five games, form is not on the Telugu Titans side as they take on the Patna Pirates.
This contest is being built up being between Siddharth Desai and Pardeep Narwal, We don’t think that is far off the mark, to be honest. Siddharth Desai has to shoulder the load of getting the raid points in and will be aware of the poor performances from the Patna Pirates defense in PKL 2019.
If Suraj Desai or Armaan can rise up to the occasion and provide Siddharth Desai with the needed support then the Telugu Titans can certainly challenge the Pirates.
As important as Siddharth Desai for the Telugu Titans is going to be Vishal Bhardwaj. He has been on fire in the defense and is going to be key in keeping Pardeep Narwal quiet. The Telugu Titans also desperately need their captain Abozar Mohajermighani to find his best form.
There is nothing more exciting than seeing a rampaging Pardeep Narwal slice his way through opposing defenders. He is the third-highest points scorer in PKL 2019 and has been responsible for changing the fortunes of his side around.
The Patna Pirates have won their previous three matches and are closing on the qualification zone. Another win here is going to help it tremendously and put pressure on the teams ahead of it.
Pardeep Narwal is going to be the main draw in this match but he cannot be the lone fighter for the Patna Pirates. Jang Kun Lee has shown signs of getting to his best form as well and this is something that the Patna Pirates will be hoping for.
The defense for the Patna Pirates has been very inconsistent. No one has been able to find a set rhythm this season and that has affected them immensely. Jaideep and Neeraj Kumar are the two defenders that will have to lead from the front.
The Patna Pirates cannot keep depending on Pardeep Narwal to bail them out in every match.
The head to head between the Patna Pirates and the Telugu Titans is dead-locked at 6-6. There is nothing to choose between the sides and even their team balance is very similar ahead of this match.
There is not too much to choose between the two teams and this is why we are relying on current form to make the difference. The Patna Pirates are on a roll and Pardeep Narwal has scored 58 raid points in his previous three outings. We think he is going to be able to get his side the win once again.
Bet on the Patna Pirates to win.