U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Bengal Warriors in match 66 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Tuesday, November 8.
The Yoddhas fought hard to secure a 36-36 draw against Haryana Steelers in their last outing. Bengal Warriors, on the other hand, secured a 45-40 win over Gujarat Giants.
Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas
While Pardeep Narwal may not be the first-choice raider for U.P. Yoddhas in Pro Kabaddi League Season 9, the new Yoddhas skipper is poised for a match-winning performance against Bengal Warriors. Narwal has 90 raid points in PKL 9 so far.
With 30 tackle points, Ashu Singh is U.P. Yoddhas' top defender this term. Although he experienced a dip in form in recent games, Ashu will look to bounce back to his best on Tuesday.
Players to watch out for - Bengal Warriors
Maninder Singh has tallied the most raid points for Bengal Warriors (103) and will be their player to watch in the fixture.
In defence, Bengal Warriors will rely on Girish Maruti Ernak (33 tackle points) to deny U.P. Yoddhas' raiders an opportunity to take away raid points.
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddhas | Head-to-Head
U.P. Yoddhas and Bengal Warriors have faced each other 10 times, with the Warriors dominating the head-to-head with four wins. U.P. Yoddhas, meanwhile, have claimed three victories and settled for three draws.
In PKL 8, the two teams met twice. The first meeting ended in a 38-33 win for the Warriors but U.P. Yoddhas claimed a 40-36 win in the reverse fixture.
U.P. Yoddhas: D, L, W, L, W
Bengal Warriors: W, D, L, W, L