Riding heavily on consecutive and commanding victories, U.P. Yoddhas - the GMR group-owned franchise - appear confident about delivering a solid performance as they face Bengaluru Bulls in their fourth match of Pro Kabaddi 2023-24. The game will be played here at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.
Representing the state of Uttar Pradesh in the PKL, the Yoddhas secured impressive wins in their previous two encounters against Telugu Titans and Haryana Steelers with substantial margins of 15 and 30 points, respectively. Currently occupying the second spot on the points table with 11 points and a score difference of 42, U.P. Yoddhas boast the highest score difference among all the franchisees.
The match between U.P. Yoddhas and Bengaluru Bulls will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on 11th December 2023 from 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards.
Statistically, both teams have faced each other on 13 occasions in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League. U.P. Yoddhas have held the upper hand in five of these encounters, with no games ending in a tie.
Speaking before the Match, U.P. Yoddhas Head Coach Jasveer Singh said, “While we take pride in our overall performance, our unwavering focus is on pinpointing and rectifying our weaknesses. We are consistently making efforts to elevate our gameplay, ensuring both our fans and management find joy in our achievements. Our commitment is to deliver not just results but also moments of celebration for everyone associated with U.P. Yoddhas”.
Star raider Surender Gill has been sensational, and the numbers underscore how dangerous he can be for his opponents. Currently placed second in the charts for Player Raid Points (34) and Player Successful Raids (27), with two Super 10s this season, Gill has proven unstoppable in the recent games. He aims to maintain this momentum with the support of Dubki King Pardeep Narwal, who earned 12 and 8 points in the last two encounters.
The rock-solid defence unit of the Yoddhas has also demonstrated their true grit on the mat. Guarding the left corner for his side, Sumit leads the stats charts for Player Successful Tackles (14) and Player Tackle Points (14). Former captain Nitesh Kumar and Gurdeep have successfully prevented opponent raiders from capitalizing on their attempts.
On the other hand, the Bengaluru Bulls, who are yet to open their account in the PKL 2023-24, sit in the 11th spot in the league. They’ll enter this match to secure their first win of the season. The team will heavily rely on star raiders Vikas Khandola and Neeraj Narwal to lead the raiding unit from the front. Meanwhile, Saurabh Nandal and Aman shoulder the responsibility of keeping the team’s defence unit intact.