UP Yoddhas, the GMR Group-owned franchise, is ready to return to its home turf in Noida after a two-season hiatus. The Yoddhas aim to bounce back with a win over Bengaluru Bulls as they take the mat for their first home game in Pro Kabaddi 2023-24.
The Yoddhas, who went down 30-38 against Gujarat Giants in their last match, are currently sitting in the tenth position in the table with 15 points and a score difference of 15 and will surely go into this encounter with solid support from their home crowd.
The tickets for all 11 PKL 2023-24 games in Noida are available at the PAYTM Insider application and website. Fans can also purchase tickets directly from the box office at Gate No. 5 of the Noida Stadium on all days between 11 am to 6 pm. Tickets are priced as low as 150 INR.
The match between UP Yoddhas and Bengaluru Bulls will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on December 29, 2023, from 09:00 pm (IST) onwards.
The Yoddhas and the Bulls have faced each other 14 times, and the Bulls have gotten better of the two on nine occasions. In their previous encounter this season, the Yoddhas narrowly missed out on victory as they went down 36-38.
Speaking before the Match UP, Yoddhas Head Coach Jasveer Singh said, “We are thrilled to return to our home base after a long wait. The team is training hard together, and I am confident that our next game in front of our home crowd will see favourable results.”
For UP Yoddhas, star raider Surender Gill has been turning heads with his sensational performances. Gill is currently placed third and fourth in the league for the most successful raids (56) and raid points (75). Captain Pardeep Narwal, fondly called the Dubki King, with 43 raid points to his kitty, gave him support and led the team from the front.
The defence of the Yoddhas has been well taken care of by the trio of Nitesh Kumar, Gurdeep, and Sumit, who have 22, 19, and 17 tackle points, respectively. The home crowd will hope for an electrifying performance from these players and for the Yoddhas to return to winning ways.
Bengaluru Bulls have their star raider Bharat with 62 raid points, and he will be the man who can pose a threat to the Yoddhas’ defenders. In defence, the experienced Surjeet Singh and Saurabh Nandal have been in good form and will aim to make it challenging for the Yoddhas’ raiders.