UP Yoddha will be looking to snap their three-match winless run when they take on Tamil Thalaivas at Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Both teams have just come off close encounters that have resulted in ties in their previous matches. While UP Yoddha tied 28-all against U Mumba, Tamil Thalaivas tied 30-all with Dabang Delhi K.C.
UP Yoddha have endured a tough start to the season winning just one of their five matches so far.
Tamil Thalaivas, too, have played five matches so far. UP Yoddha, with 13 points, are placed seventh at the PKL points table while Tamil Thalaivas are placed fifth with 14 points.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Pardeep Narwal is just two raid points away from becoming the first PKL player to score 1,200 raid points. Although he has had an underpar season so far, Pardeep Narwal has scored two super 10s so far.
Surender Gill has been a quality all-rounder for the team with 29 raid points and three tackle points this season. He also has a super 10 to his name.
Sumit has been the top defender for UP Yoddha with 17 tackle points, including a high 5 in the most recent game against U Mumba.
Players to watch out for - Tamil Thalaivas
Manjeet is Tamil Thalaivas’ top player with 42 points in his kitty, including 39 raid points. He also got a super 10 in the most recent match he played.
Team captain Surjeet Singh and Sagar both have 15 tackle points to their names and are the top defenders for the team so far. Sagar also earned a High 5 in the recent game against Dabang Delhi K.C.
U.P. Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas head-to-head
UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas have faced each other eight times in Pro Kabaddi. UP Yoddha have won thrice, while Tamil Thalaivas have won two. Three matches ended in ties.
The teams met twice in PKL Season 7 in 2019. The first match resulted in a close tie at 28-28, while the second match saw a more decisive result of 42-22 in UP Yoddha’s favour.
Shrikant Jadhav’s eight points and Surender Gill’s seven points were the top performances from the winning team.
UP Yoddha - T, T, L, W, L
Tamil Thalaivas - T, W, T, L, T