U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Gujarat Giants in match 28 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
After back-to-back defeats, the Yoddhas sealed a convincing 44-37 win over Bengaluru Bulls in their previous game. Gujarat Giants, meanwhile, were handed an 18-25 defeat by Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas
Record-breaker Pardeep Narwal scored his first Super 10 of the season with a 14-point raid against Bengaluru Bulls, and is poised to continue his newfound momentum against a struggling Gujarat Giants.
Captain Nitesh Kumar was the top defender in his last outing (three tackle points). He will look to add more to his season’s tally of 10 tackle points on Wednesday.
Players to watch out for - Gujarat Giants
Despite the team’s form, Rakesh has tallied the most raid points for Gujarat Giants (44) and is tipped to make his way past the resolute defence of the U.P. Yoddhas.
In defence, Sourav Gulia has 10 tackle points so far and will be assigned to trap Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill in their pair’s attempt to grab points.
Gujarat Giants vs U.P. Yoddhas | Head-to-Head
U.P. Yoddhas and Gujarat Giants have faced each other seven times, with Gujarat dominating the head-to-head with four wins. The Yoddhas meanwhile, have claimed one victory and settled for two draws.
In PKL 8, the two teams met twice, with a 32-32 draw the first time around and a 38-31 victory for Gujarat Giants in the reverse fixture.
Gujarat Giants: L, W, L, T
U.P. Yoddhas: W, L, L, W