image courtesy: @UP Yoddha Twitter
On Wednesday, Patna Pirates will face Pardeep Narwal’s UP Yoddha in the first semi-final of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 in Bengaluru.
The Pirates proved their detractors wrong by finishing first in the league. With 16 victories, five defeats, and only one draw game, they advanced directly to the semi-finals. The Pirates are on a roll, having won four of their last five games, including a 30-27 victory over the Haryana Steelers in their latest match.
Meanwhile, in the first eliminator, UP Yoddha defeated Puneri Paltan 42-31 to go to the last four. They qualified for the playoffs after finishing third in the standings with 10 wins, nine defeats, and three ties. In addition, the Yoddhas have won four of their past five games.
This season, Patna Pirates and UP Yoddha have split their two meetings. The Yoddhas won the first match 36-35, but the Pirates repaid the favour by winning the rematch 37-35. While the three-time champions will be aiming for another final, the UP-based team will be attempting to go a step closer to their maiden Pro Kabaddi League crown.
Match: Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha, Semi-final 1, Pro Kabaddi League 2022.
Date and Time: February 23, 2022, Wednesday; 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru.
Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha Head-to-Head
|Patna Pirates||Tie||UP Yoddha|
|5 wins||1||4 wins|
Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha Full Squad
Patna Pirates Squad:
Prashanth Kumar Rai (C), Neeraj Kumar (VC), Sachin Tanwar, Monu Goyat, Selvamani K, Monu Sandhu, Rajveer Chavan, Guman Singh, Rohit, Mohit, Mohammadreza Shadloui, Sajin Chandrasekar, Sahil Mann, Daniel Omondi, Shubham Shinde, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep, Manish, Sunil Narwal
UP Yoddha Squad:
Nitesh Kumar (C), Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Surender Gill, Gulveer Singh, James Kamweti, Aman Hooda, Ankit, Mohammad Taghi, Rohit Tomar, Sahil, Sumit Sangwan, Ashu Singh, Aashish Nagar, Bintu Narwal, Shubham Baliyan, Gaurav Kumar, Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar
Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha Probable Playing 7s
Patna Pirates K.C
Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar, Guman Singh, Sunil, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin Chandrashekar, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui
Nitesh Kumar, Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Sumit, Shubham Kumar, Ashu Singh, Gurdeep
Pro Kabaddi League Points Table:
Patna Pirates – 1st
UP Yoddha – 3rd
Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha Live Telecast Channel
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney+HotStar
WinZO’s Recommendation for Best Fantasy Picks:
Nitesh Kumar (Defender – UP), Neeraj Kumar (Defender – PAT), Sajin Chandrashekar (Defender – PAT), Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui (All-rounder – PAT), Pardeep Narwal (captain/Raider – UP), Prashanth Kumar Rai (Raider – PAT), Guman Singh (vice-captain/Raider – PAT)
Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha Match Predicion
Patna Pirates have been invincible this season, but there are chinks in their armour. In the raiding department, Sachin requires additional assistance from Prashanth Kumar and Guman Singh. Meanwhile, their defence appears to be rusty, and they rely too heavily on Mohammadreza Cihyaneh. If their defenders are to stop the ferocious Pardeep Narwal, they must pull up their socks.
UP Yoddha, on the other hand, is playing as a team. Pardeep Narwal, who set a new record in the last game, will attempt to replicate his feat against his former squad.
In the corner, Nitesh and Sumit are also sweeping the floor for Yoddhas. Their cover defenders, on the other hand, must limit their unforced errors in defence.
We believe UP Yoddha is going to take the win home tonight.