Gujarat Giants play three-time champions Patna Pirates in match 94 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Friday.
Gujarat Giants registered a thumping 34-25 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors on Tuesday. Ajay Kumar was the top scorer for Gujarat with nine raid points while Hadi Oshtorak was the best defender with four tackle points. Pardeep Kumar scored seven points including a tackle point.
Meanwhile, Patna Pirates won 37-35 in their previous encounter against U.P. Yoddha on Wednesday. Sachin top-scored with 12 raid points while Mohammadreza Chiyaneh scored a high 5.
Rakesh Sungroya has been the lead raider for Gujarat Giants in PKL 8 with 91 raid points in 13 outings while Parvesh Bhainswal has been the best defender with 32 tackle points. Parvesh has also managed six super tackles this season, the most by any player.
While Parvesh has been impressive, his counterparts have been even more so. Patna Pirates’ defence has been robust this season. On average, they have affected the most number of successful tackles in a match this season and their successful tackle rate is also the best. They only trail Bengaluru Bulls in the most number of tackle points scored this season.
Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has led the defensive charts for Patna Pirates with 44 tackle points in 14 matches. He also has four high 5s, placing him third on the list this season.
For Patna Pirates, Sachin has been the best raider with 93 raid points in 14 matches.
Gujarat are placed at the 10th spot in PKL standings with 38 points from 14 matches while Patna Pirates are placed third with 50 points in 14 outings.
Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates head-to-head record
Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates have played each other eight times in the Pro Kabaddi League with Gujarat winning five while losing three.
Where to watch Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates live?
Live telecast of the Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates 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 Pirates match will be on Disney+ Hotstar.