Having faced every team once so far, UP Yoddha will now begin their second leg of Pro Kabaddi 8 clashes with an encounter against Bengal Warriors on Friday at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru.
UP Yoddha and Bengal Warriors both have a four-match unbeaten streak so far. UP Yoddha are coming off a 50-40 win against Puneri Paltan while the Bengal Warriors registered a 40-39 win over Bengaluru Bulls last time out.
The Bengal Warriors sit fourth on the points table with 35 points in 12 games and UP Yoddha are one place below with 33 points in 11 matches.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Surender Gill has been in great form, picking 21 raid points in the previous match and 94 raid points overall with an average of 8.5 raid points a match. He has four super 10s in 11 matches.
Surender has even overshadowed the prolific Pardeep Narwal, who has 79 raid points in 11 matches. The two have scored the most raid points for UP Yoddha in Pro Kabaddi Season 8.
Captain Nitesh Kumar has 27 tackle points followed closely by Sumit, who has 26 tackle points. The corner combination has three high 5s between them in the season so far.
Players to watch out for - Bengal Warriors
Captain Maninder Singh has been on a roll, collecting 146 raid points so far in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at an average of 12.1 raid points per match. He has played 12 games and has nine super 10s.
Abozar Mighani has been a handy defender for the Warriors, picking 22 tackle points in 12 matches. Amit Narwal has 19 tackle points and has two high 5s in eight matches.
UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors head-to-head
UP Yoddha and Bengal Warriors have faced each other nine times in Pro Kabaddi League history. UP Yoddha have won just two of those games and have drawn three times, with the Warriors winning the remaining four matches.
In their most recent encounter, which was their respective PKL 8 openers, the defending champions registered a 38-33 win against UP Yoddha.
UP Yoddha: W, W, T, W, L
Bengal Warriors: W, W, T, W, L