Gujarat Giants play Jaipur Pink Panthers in match 100 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Monday.
Gujarat Giants managed to beat Bengaluru Bulls 40-36 in their previous fixture on Sunday on the back of a crucial two-point raid from Pardeep Kumar in the dying moments of the match.
Pardeep Kumar was the top scorer with 14 raid points in the match while captain Sunil Kumar scored a high 5, his second in PKL season 8.
Meanwhile, Jaipur Pink Panthers suffered a 28-35 loss against Haryana Steelers in their last encounter. Deepak Hooda scored eight points including a tackle point while Sandeep Dhull scored a high 5.
Gujarat have three wins in the last five outings whereas Jaipur have managed to win twice. A win will help the Gujarat Giants enter into the top six in the PKL standings.
Rakesh Sungroya has been the best raider for Gujarat with 92 raid points from 14 matches while Parvesh Bhainswal has led the defensive outfit with 38 tackle points.
The last time these two sides met in the reverse fixture this season, Rakesh Narwal scored seven raid points while Girish Ernak ended with seven tackle points in his bag.
Gujarat Giants, with 14 super tackles in 15 matches, scores at an average of almost one super tackle per match. Meanwhile, Jaipur score a super tackle after every two games.
The combination of Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal in defence has managed to score 43 per cent of all Gujarat Giants’ tackle points this season. Parvesh has six super tackles to his name this season placing him second on the list of defenders to achieve the feat.
For Jaipur Pink Panthers, Arjun Deshwal has been the lead raider with 181 raid points from 16 matches while Sahul Kumar has been the best defender for the Season 1 champions with 38 tackle points.
Gujarat are placed at the ninth spot in PKL standings with 43 points from 16 matches while Jaipur Pink Panthers are placed at the seventh position with 46 points. Only the top six teams will qualify for the PKL playoffs.
Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers head-to-head record
Gujarat Giants and Jaipur Pink Panthers have played each other nine times in the Pro Kabaddi League with Gujarat winning six of those encounters and losing just twice. One match between the two sides ended in a tie.
Gujarat Giants won 34-27 the last time two sides clashed in Pro Kabaddi Season 8.
Since Pro Kabaddi Season 6, Gujarat have lost just once against the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Where to watch Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers live?
Live telecast of the Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabaddi Season 8 match will be broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD. The Hindi telecast will be on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers match will be on Disney+ Hotstar.