U.P. Yoddhas and Tamil Thailavas clash in match 37 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, October 23.

Both teams are coming off defeats, with the Yoddhas losing 45-51 to Gujarat Giants and the Thalaivas falling to a 45-28 defeat at the hands of Bengaluru Bulls.

Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha

All eyes will be on record-breaker Pardeep Narwal as the raider will look to propel U.P. Yoddhas to winning ways once again. Going into the game against Tamil Thalaivas, Pardeep has 50 raid points from five matches.

Ashu Singh will be the top defender to handle the attacking prowess of Tamil Thalaivas' Pawan Sehrawat. Ashu will look to add more to his season’s tally of 14 tackle points on Sunday.

Players to watch out for - Tamil Thalaivas

Despite the team’s form, record-signing Pawan Sehrawat will hope to grab the most raid points off the U.P. Yoddhas defenders.

In defence, Sagar has 12 tackle points so far and will be assigned to trap Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill in their pair’s attempt to grab points.

U.P. Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas | Head-to-Head

U.P. Yoddhas and Tamil Thalaivas have faced each other 10 times, with the Yoddhas dominating the head-to-head with four wins. Tamil Thalaivas, meanwhile, have claimed three victories and settled for three draws.

In PKL 8, the two teams met twice, with the Thalaivas claiming a 39-33 victory the first time around and a 41-39 victory for U.P. Yoddhas in the reverse fixture.

Recent form

U.P. Yoddhas: L, W, L, L. W

Tamil Thalaivas: L, W, L, L