UP Yoddha will meet Gujarat Giants in a mid-table clash on Wednesday at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru in their fourth Pro Kabaddi 8 match.
UP Yoddha previously faced a 29-32 defeat at the hands of Jaipur Pink Panthers, while Gujarat Giants are coming in from drawing a game with Dabang Delhi K.C.
Gujarat Giants sit at the sixth position with nine points, and UP Yoddha are at seventh place with seven points in the PKL points table.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Surender Gill played a crucial role in the sole win UP Yoddha has had this season, with his composure earning the team a last-second win. He also got a super 10 in the previous game against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Rohit Tomar, although coming in only as a substitute in the second half of the team’s previous game against the Panthers, earned six raid points and a tackle point.
Record-breaker Pardeep Narwal got just three points in the previous game and will be itching to add more to his tally going ahead. With over 1,170 raid points, Pardeep, the top PKL raider, will always be a potential threat.
Players to watch out for - Gujarat Giants
Rakesh Narwal has scored 27 raid points in three matches so far. In the most recent game against Dabang Delhi K.C, the raider got nine points and almost got his team the victory.
The team’s left corner, Girish Maruti Ernak, has kept the team’s defences strong with eight successful tackles so far.
UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants head-to-head
UP Yoddha and Gujarat Giants have faced each other five times in the Pro Kabaddi League. UP Yoddha have won just one game, and the Gujarat Giants have won three, with one match resulting in a tie.
The teams met twice in PKL 7, with the Giants registering a dominating 44-19 win in the first match. However, UP Yoddha prevailed in their second encounter 33-26, winning their first game against this opponent.
Recent form in Pro Kabaddi
UP Yoddha: L, W, L
Gujarat Giants: T, L, W