Two strong raiding units will face off when Tamil Thalaivas battle Patna Pirates

Two strong raiding units will face off when Tamil Thalaivas battle Patna Pirates

The Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi will play host to the final clash between Tamil Thalaivas and Patna Pirates in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6, in what will be a match headlined by two of the league’s top raiders, Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal.

Victory for Tamil Thalaivas will see them leapfrog Telugu Titans into fourth place in Zone B while a sixth consecutive win for Patna Pirates will see them increase their lead over Bengal Warriors, who are closing in on second place in the zone.

Both teams enjoyed a huge victory over the other in their previous two encounters this season. Tamil Thalaivas prevailed in the first game by 16 points courtesy of a brilliant performance by Ajay Thakur while Pardeep Narwal led Patna Pirates to victory in their previous encounter by 18 points.

Match 90 (Zone B): Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates

Head-to-head: Tamil Thalaivas 2-3 Patna Pirates

Form Guide:

Tamil Thalaivas

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Telugu Titans

WON

31

25

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

LOST

22

36

Vs. Patna Pirates

LOST

27

45

Vs. Telugu Titans

WON

27

23

Vs. U Mumba

LOST

22

36

TOTAL

2-0-3

129

165

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 25.8

Average Points Conceded – 33

Best Raider – Ajay Thakur

Best Defender – Manjeet Chhillar

Patna Pirates

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

WON

35

32

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

WON

45

27

Vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.

WON

38

35

Vs. Bengal Warriors

WON

50

30

Vs. Bengal Warriors

WON

29

27

TOTAL

5-0-0

197

151

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 39.4

Average Points Conceded – 30.2

Best Raider – Pardeep Narwal

Best Defender – Jaideep

The big battle

Ajay Thakur vs Pardeep Narwal

The two skippers, Ajay Thakur and Pardeep Narwal have led their respective teams’ offences competently this season and are both currently among the top five raiders of Season 6. Over the last five matches, Narwal has scored 51 raid points including an excellent 13-point-performance against Tamil Thalaivas.

Thakur’s average of 9.2 raid points per match is the fifth highest this season, while Narwal averages 11.23 raid points per game which is the best in the league. Narwal has also managed the most Super 10s this season, while Thakur has the second-most successful raids. Speaking of raid points, Thakur has scored 96 more raid points than the second most successful raider for Tamil Thalaivas while Narwal has scored close to two and a half times more than the next best raider for Patna Pirates. This indicates how much the two teams depend on their star raiders to lead the scoring.

This battle between these two veterans promises to be mouthwatering and the encounter high-scoring.

Key Khiladi -

Manjeet Chhillar- Tamil Thalaivas

Manjeet Chhillar’s form has been key for Tamil Thalaivas all through their campaign. The veteran is one of only five players with 50 or more tackle points this season and sits fourth on the Best Defender’s list. Chhillar has managed 41 tackle points against Patna Pirates overall and will look for another big performance after returning with a High 5 in his side’s previous game against Telugu Titans.

Jaideep- Patna Pirates

Jaideep has been Patna Pirates’ best defender this year, managing 45 tackle points in 14 games, placing him seventh on the Best Defenders’ list. Jaideep averages two tackle points per game against Tamil Thalaivas and would like to improve his figures as he looks to thwart the threat offered by Tamil Thalaivas’ experienced raiders- Thakur, Jasvir Singh and Surjeet Singh.

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