Telugu Yoddhas, the GMR group-owned team, will face table toppers Chennai Quick Guns in a clash between the top two teams of the table in Ultimate Kho-Kho Season 2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.

Telugu Yoddhas, who currently are second in the table with 15 points, can leap ahead of Chennai Quick Guns, who now occupy the first position with 16 points, with a win. The Quick Guns prevailed over the Yoddhas in the reverse fixture on Christmas Day with a 38-32 victory, and Yoddhas will look to come away with a positive result, riding heavily on the back of three consecutive wins.

Telugu Yoddhas had a commanding victory 40-22 against Mumbai Khiladis in their last encounter, while Chennai Quick Guns, who are unbeaten in the season, tied their previous match 30-30 against Odisha Juggernauts.

Telugu Yoddhas will play against Chennai Quick Guns on January 5, 2024. The game will be telecast LIVE and exclusive on the Sony Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on the SonyLIV platform from 7:30 PM onwards.

Ahead of the match, Pratik Waikar, Captain of Telugu Yoddhas, said, “We want to continue the winning momentum and play some attractive Kho-Kho. We are considering the previous results while facing Chennai, as every match is a new challenge, and we take each match at a time. We are confident about our game and hope to achieve a positive result”. 

The Yoddhas currently lead the league in Team Total Points (243) and Team Attacking Points (218), securing their position as a dominant force. Additionally, they hold the second spot in the Team Touch Points chart with 96 points. Demonstrating remarkable consistency on the mat, Captain Pratik Waikar not only leads the Top Wazirs table with 42 points but also tops the Pole Dives chart with eight dives.

Among the emerging talents in the league, twenty-year-old defender Aditya Ganpule has been making a significant impact. With four Best Defender of the Match awards out of the seven games played, he has been successful in his acrobatic and agile skills. In the last match, Aditya earned five Dream Run points from a single run and spent 15 minutes and 26 seconds on the mat. This outstanding performance has positioned him in the second spot in the Top Defenders table. The Yoddhas, with such standout individual and team achievements, appear to be a formidable contender in the Ultimate Kho-Kho Season 2.

On the other hand, Ramji Kashyap has been in fine form for the Quick Guns, topping both the Top Defenders and Top Attackers table. He also has the highest Pole Dive and Sky Dive points in the league, making him a dangerous opponent.