On Day 51 of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9, we will see two fascinating encounters at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. In the first encounter of Monday, Puneri Paltan will face Patna Pirates whereas Jaipur Pink Panthers will square off against Haryana Steelers in the second.

Here are our previews for these matches.

Match 120: Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates

Puneri Paltan have already qualified for the playoffs and have 13 wins, five losses and two ties this season. Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat have been leading the charge in the attack for the Paltan with 138 and 120 raid points respectively. In the absence of these two stars, Akash Shinde and Pankaj Mohite have been magnificent with 118 and 33 raid points respectively. In defence, Fazel Atrachali has led the Paltan with 47 tackle points and he’s been supported by Sombir who has scored 35 tackle points. Sanket Sawant and Abinesh Nadarajan have also chipped in with 27 tackle points each.

Meanwhile, Patna Pirates will look to win all of their remaining matches and have seven wins, nine losses and three ties so far. Sachin and Rohit Gulia have been their best attackers with 162 and 138 raid points respectively. As far as their defence is concerned, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has been in top form with 69 tackle points, while Sunil and captain Neeraj Kumar have contributed 37 and 28 tackle points respectively. Monu is another player who has had an impact in defence for the Pirates with 21 tackle points. 

Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates head-to-head

Puneri Paltan and Patna Pirates have faced each other in 18 matches. Puneri Paltan have won two games while Patna Pirates have won 13 matches. Three matches between these teams have ended in ties.

Match 121: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers

Like Puneri Paltan, Jaipur Pink Panthers have qualified for the playoffs. They have 14 wins and six losses this season, putting them on top of the standings. Arjun Deshwal has been their biggest match-winner with 264 raid points - the most by any player in Season 9. V Ajith Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari have also made their presence felt with 68 and 56 raid points respectively. Defensively, Ankush has shown great maturity in his debut season with a whopping 76 tackle points to show for his efforts. Sunil Kumar has also been excellent in defence with 55 tackle points, while Sahul Kumar and Reza Mirbagheri have contributed 36 and 29 tackle points respectively.

Haryana Steelers, on the other hand, have eight wins, nine losses and two ties and they will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive by winning all of their remaining matches. Manjeet (141 raid points) and Meetu Sharma (132 raid points) have been the main attacking threats for the Steelers. Their raiding unit also includes K. Prapanjan, Rakesh Narwal and Vinay, all of whom are capable of contributing for the Steelers. On the defensive front, Jaideep Dahiya has been their best tackler with 53 tackle points. He has been aided by Mohit Nandal who has scored 40 tackle points and Nitin Rawal who has chipped in with 28 tackle points.

Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers head-to-head

Jaipur Pink Panthers and Haryana Steelers have played 11 times against each other. Jaipur Pink Panthers have won six matches whereas Haryana Steelers have won thrice. Two matches finished in ties.

vivo PKL Schedule for December 5, Monday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 120: Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates

Match 121: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers

Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?

Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.