U.P. Yoddhas, the GMR Group-owned team, is gearing up for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they face Bengal Warriors in Match 70 of Pro Kabaddi 2023-24, which will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium on January 13, 2024.
The Yoddhas went down 27-46 against Tamil Thalaivas in their last game and are currently placed tenth in the points table with 21 points and a score difference of -29. In their previous encounter of the ongoing season, U.P. Yoddhas and Bengal Warriors played a thrilling 37-37 tie.
Bengal Warriors won their previous game by a scorecard of 46-26 against the Telugu Titans and are sitting one place above the Yoddhas in the table with 28 points and a score difference of -6.
The match between U.P. Yoddhas and Bengal Warriors will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on 13th January 2024, 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards.
The Yoddhas and the Warriors have faced each other on 13 different occasions throughout the seasons of PKL. Both the teams have emerged victorious on four occasions each, while five encounters ended in a tie.
Speaking before the match, U.P. Yoddhas Head Coach Jasvir Singh said, “The impact of some unforced errors in our recent matches has affected our results, but it hasn’t dampened our morale. With half the tournament ahead, we are determined to turn our campaign around and aim for a spot in the playoffs. Our team is putting in a tremendous effort to win upcoming matches and bring joy to our loyal fans who have supported us during challenging times.”
Captain Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill have been the mainstay in finding raid points for the Yoddhas, with 90 and 87 raiding points, respectively, featuring in the top 10 lists of most successful raids and most raid points.
Sumit has led the Yoddhas in defence with his 40 tackle points, bringing him to the top of the list of most tackle points in the league. He has been well assisted by the pair of Nitesh Kumar and Gurdeep, who have earned 33 and 28 tackle points, respectively. All-rounder Vijay Malik have chipped in both departments for the Yoddhas, earning 43 points in the tournament.
Bengal Warriors hope their captain, Maninder Singh, will continue his excellent form in the upcoming match. With 97 raiding points, he features in the top 5 in the lists of most raid points and most successful raids. Shubham Shinde (38 tackle points) will lead the Warriors in the matchup against the Yoddhas’ raiders in defence.