U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Gujarat Giants in match 93 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday, November 21.
Both U.P. Yoddhas and Gujarat Giants enter the tie with defeats in their last games. While the Yoddhas were beaten 29-42 by Jaipur Pink Panthers, Gujarat, on the other hand, lost to Bengaluru Bulls 38-45.
Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas
On the brink of 1495 career raid points, Pardeep Narwal will look to get U.P. Yoddhas back to winning ways in Pro Kabaddi League Season 9. The record-breaker has accrued 147 raid points in 15 games so far.
After a disappointing performance last time around, Ashu Singh and Sumit will hope to deny Gujarat Giants' raiders from claiming easy points.
Players to watch out for - Gujarat Giants
Rakesh, with 126 raid points, will be Gujarat Giants' main player to watch in the fixture. With his team struggling for results, the raider will be tasked with snatching points from the opposition half.
In defence, Gujarat's Sourav Gulia (25 tackle points) faces a stoic test to deny U.P. Yoddhas' Surender Gill and Pardeep Narwal from claiming easy raid points.
U.P. Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants | Head-to-Head
U.P. Yoddhas and Gujarat Giants have faced each other eight times, with the Giants dominating the head-to-head with five wins. The Yoddhas, meanwhile, have claimed one victory and settled for two draws.
In the reverse fixture of PKL 9, Gujarat Giants secured a 51-45 win.
U.P. Yoddhas: L, W, W, W, D
Gujarat Giants: L, L, L, W, L