U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Tamil Thalaivas in match 125 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, December 7.
Despite a 35-38 defeat to Bengaluru Bulls, the Bulls and Yoddhas both qualified for the PKL 9 playoffs. Tamil Thalaivas, meanwhile, are on the verge of qualification and are coming off a 52-24 win against Telugu Titans.
Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas
Pardeep Narwal has led the Yoddhas' significant turnaround to qualify for the PKL9 playoffs. The record breaker has tallied 208 raid points this term and is poised for a commanding performance on Wednesday.
Ashu Singh and Sumit will look to deny Tamil Thalaivas' raiders from claiming easy points.
Players to watch out for - Tamil Thalaivas
Narender has amassed 210 raid points for Tamil Thalaivas and will look to spell trouble for the Yoddhas' defence on Wednesday.
Sagar, meanwhile, will lead the defensive line against the formidable duo of Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill.
U.P. Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas | Head-to-Head
U.P. Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas have faced each other 11 times, with the Yoddhas leading the head-to-head with five wins. The Thalaivas, on the flip side, have claimed three victories. The teams have played out three draws.
In the reverse fixture of PKL 9, U.P. Yoddhas beat Tamil Thalaivas 41-24.
U.P. Yoddhas: L, W, W, W, W
Tamil Thalaivas: W, D, W, L, W