Gujarat Giants face three-time champions Patna Pirates in match 42 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Led by new captain Ravinder Pahal, Gujarat Giants lost their last match 26-33 to Puneri Paltan. However, there were plenty of positives as Ajay Kumar starred with his first super 10 of the season while Parvesh Bhainswal ended with four tackle points.
Meanwhile, Patna Pirates battled in a hard-fought 30-30 tie against Tamil Thalaivas on Thursday. Monu Goyat continued with his dream run with nine points while captain Prashanth Kumar Rai ended with seven points in his kitty.
Gujarat Giants, with 14 points from six matches, are in the eighth spot in the PKL standings. They have been winless in their last five matches.
Patna Pirates, meanwhile, with four wins from six games occupy the third spot in the table. They have been unbeaten in their last four matches.
For Gujarat, the duo of Rakesh Narwal and Rakesh Sungroya have been the pillars of the side with each contributing 44 raid points in six matches. The two have alone contributed 50 per cent of all Gujarat Giants’ points this season so far. Parvesh Bhainswal has been the team’s top defender this season, with 13 tackle points from six matches.
Patna on the other hand, have rallied around Monu Goyat and Sachin Tanwar who have scored 44 and 39 raid points, respectively, in six matches. Iranian Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has been their standout defender with 19 tackle points this season.
Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates head-to-head record:
Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates have clashed seven times in the Pro Kabaddi League with Gujarat winning on five out of the seven matches.
The last match between the two sides in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 was won 39-33 by Patna Pirates.
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 Patna Pirates match will be on Disney+ Hotstar.