U.P. Yoddhas, the GMR Group-owned team, is aiming to start the new year with a win as they host Patna Pirates in Match 52 of the Pro Kabaddi 2023-24, which will be held here tomorrow at the Noida Indoor Stadium.

This marks the third match of the Yoddhas’ home leg, and the team hopes to kick off the New Year with a win after going down to Dabang Delhi KC 25-35 on Friday. The home side is currently in ninth position in the table with 20 points, while Patna Pirates, who beat Haryana Steelers 46-33 in their previous encounter, are seventh with 22 points.

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 U.P. Yoddhas and Patna Pirates will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on January 1, 2024, from 09:00 pm (IST) onwards.

Statistically, in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League, both teams have faced each other thirteen times. The Yoddhas have had the upper hand over the Pirates five times, while one match resulted in a tie. U.P. Yoddhas edged out the Pirates 35-33 in their latest meeting in the last season

Speaking before the Match, U.P. Yoddhas Head Coach Jasveer Singh said, “We want to start the New Year on a positive note in front of our home fans. We will look to avoid small mistakes that are costing us games. The team atmosphere is good, and we hope it will transform into positive results in tomorrow’s game”.

For U.P. Yoddhas, Surender Gill has been in sensational form, taking the bulk of the responsibility in the raiding department. He currently has the most raid points (86) and the most successful raids (64) in the league. Captain Pardeep Narwal has 60 raid points in the season and will look to help the team in the attack department.

The match is poised to be a battle between the best defences in the league. Both teams lead the list for the most tackle points, with the Yoddhas scoring 322 and the Pirates scoring 313 points.

The defensive trio of Sumit, Nitesh Kumar, and Gurdeep have combined well, scoring 29, 25, and 22 points, respectively, and will be crucial in stopping the Pirates’ raiders.

The Patna Pirates will rely on their all-rounders Sachin and M. Sudhakar, who have consistently performed well in both the raiding and defence departments.