Unbeaten in their five straight games, UP Yoddha will face Haryana Steelers in their 13th Pro Kabaddi Season 8 match at Bengaluru’s Sheraton Grand, Whitefield.
Haryana Steelers have just come off a 36-33 win against Dabang Delhi KC while UP Yoddha registered a 40-36 win against Bengal Warriors in their most recent matches.
UP Yoddha are currently in the fourth position on the PKL standings with 38 points while the Steelers are sixth with 34 points.
With their recent five-match unbeaten streak, UP Yoddha have shot up five places in the PKL points table. They were ninth in the standings after the first seven matches.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Surender Gill has been a standout player consistently and has 102 raid points in 12 matches at an average of 8.5. He has five super raids, just one away from becoming the chart-topper for Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Pardeep Narwal is next with 88 raid points in 12 games.
Both these raiders have four super 10s each so far.
Both corner defenders, captain Nitesh Kumar and Sumit have 30 tackle points each in 12 games. While Sumit has two high 5s, Nitesh Kumar has one in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 so far.
Players to watch out for - Haryana Steelers
Vikash Kandola is the most successful raider for the Steelers with 101 raid points in 12 games at an average of 8.42 per match. Meetu Mahender has supported him well, bagging 58 raid points in 11 games.
Jaideep Kuldeep is the Steelers’ most successful raider with 40 tackle points in 12 matches. He has three high 5s and has consistently been a top performer for the team with an average of 3.33 tackle points per game.
Surender Nada has 33 tackle points so far in 12 matches. Both him and Jaideep have three super tackles each.
UP Yoddha vs Haryana Steelers head-to-head
The two teams have faced each other five times in Pro Kabaddi League history. They both have two wins each against each other and a draw so far.
The last time UP Yoddha and Haryana Steelers met was earlier this season, when the teams settled for a 36-point tie. Vikash Kandola scored 17 raid points and Surender Gill bagged 13.
UP Yoddha: W, W, W, T, W
Haryana Steelers: W, W, L, T, L