Pro Kabaddi league Season 8, UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants: In the 20th match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 8, Gujarat Giants and UP Yoddha will face each other at Sheraton Grand Whitefield in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Both the teams have played three matches each so far, where UP Yoddha are at 9th position with one win and two losses, while Gujarat Giants are at 7th position with 9 points from one win, one tie and one loss. Both the teams would like to improve their position in the points table by winning this match tonight. You can watch this match on Star Sports and Hotstar from 8:30 pm.
The pace of Gujarat Giants, which started the season with a resounding victory in the Pro Kabaddi league, has slowed down from the last two matches. In their second match, Dabang Delhi KC stopped the Giants, who were lagging behind in the last moments against Bengal Warriors. Captain Rakesh Narwal is in excellent form this season and Rakesh Kumar has also come in form to support him. Mahendra Rajput has also done some great raids. In defense, Girish Ernak, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar and Ravinder Pahal have kept the opponents calm so far. In this match too, strong defense will be expected from these defenders.
Giants’ eyes will be on these warriors
The UP Yoddha, who started her season with a defeat against the defending champion Bengal Warriors, is waiting for her second win. In this season, UP Yoddha has won only one match, when they defeated Patna Pirates 36-35 in a close match. Pardeep Narwal did a great job in that match and played his role in the team’s victory. In defense, the trio of Sumit Kumar, Ashu Singh and Rohit Tomar have also been able to perform unitedly in one match. If seen, so far UP has won the match in which Pardeep Narwal walks. In such a situation, the warriors will once again keep an eye on Paradeep. His form can be the guarantee of victory for the warriors.
what do the figures say
So far five matches have been played between UP Yoddha and Gujarat Giants in Pro Kabaddi League. Against Giants, UP Yoddha has got only one win and Gujarat Giants has won three matches, both of them having a tie. The two teams faced each other twice last season, with UP Yoddha thrashing the Giants 33-26 to win the first match against them in the second match. In this match where UP Yoddha will take to the mat with the intention of improving their record against Gujarat Giants, the Giants will look to retain their dominance and win.