U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Haryana Steelers in match 61 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Saturday, November 5.
The Yoddhas fell to yet another defeat, as they went down to a 31-40 loss against Puneri Paltan. Haryana Steelers, on the other hand, secured a 27-25 win over Bengaluru Bulls.
Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas
With 94 raid points in nine matches, Surender Gill has stepped up as the go-to raider for U.P. Yoddhas in Pro Kabaddi League Season 9. Gill registered his fifth Super 10 of PKL 9 in the recent loss to Puneri Paltan, but will look to use the form to secure a win against Haryana Steelers
Ashu Singh is U.P. Yoddhas' top defender this term with 28 tackle points, and is someone the team will be dependent on to restrict Steelers from claiming easy points.
Players to watch out for - Haryana Steelers
Meetu Sharma has tallied the most raid points for Haryana Steelers (75) and will be their player to watch in the fixture.
In defence, Haryana Steelers will rely on Jaideep Dahiya (26 tackle points) to keep U.P. Yoddhas' Surender Gill and Pardeep Narwal in check.
Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas | Head-to-Head
U.P. Yoddhas and Haryana Steelers have faced each other six times, with the Steelers dominating the head-to-head with three wins. U.P. Yoddhas, meanwhile, have claimed two victories and settled for one draw.
In PKL 8, the two teams met twice. The first meeting ended in a 36-36 stalemate but Haryana Steelers claimed a narrow 36-35 win in the reverse fixture.
U.P. Yoddhas: L, W, L, W, L
Haryana Steelers: W, D, W, L, L