Coming on the back of a responding win, UP Yoddha will take on Haryana Steelers in their ninth Pro Kabaddi Season 8 match at Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Wednesday. 

UP Yoddha registered a massive 42-27 win against Bengaluru Bulls last time out where they scored a record 22 tackle points to win the game. Meanwhile, Haryana Steelers were handed a 45-26 defeat at the hands of Tamil Thalaivas recently. 

Both teams have 20 points each, but UP Yoddha are in seventh place with a -2 score difference as opposed to Haryana Steelers in eighth place with a -30 score difference. 

Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha

Surender Gill has the most points for UP Yoddha in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 so far, with 53 raid points and 7 tackle points. Pardeep Narwal has been under par this season with an average of 6.62 raid points per match, but he has bagged two super 10s so far and is the joint-leading raider for the team along with Surender Gill.

Shrikant Jadhav may have come late to the party, scoring just 10 points in the first seven games. However, he picked up 12 raid points and 3 tackle points in the previous match against Bengaluru Bulls.

Sumit has consistently performed well in the defence department and has 22 tackle points so far in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. 

Players to watch out for - Haryana Steelers

Captain Vikash Kandola leads the list for Haryana Steelers with 60 raid points. In the recent match against Tamil Thalaivas, he pocketed nine raid points. 

Rohit Gulia and Meetu Mahender come right behind their captain with 46 and 45 raid points, respectively. 

With 26, Jaideep Kuldeep has the most tackle points for Haryana Steelers in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Experienced defender Surender Nada sits next at 22 points so far this season.

Haryana Steelers vs UP Yoddha head-to-head

UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers have played each other just four times in the Pro Kabaddi League before. The teams have had equal success rates so far, with both having two victories each. 

In Pro Kabaddi Season 7, the teams met twice and won one game each. While UP Yoddha lost to Haryana Steelers 33-36 in the first game, they turned the result around in the second game to win 37-30. 

Recent form

UP Yoddha - W, L, L, T, T

Haryana Steelers - L, W, T, W, L