It has been a rollercoaster festive season at the PKL with a lot of upsets and surprises. Gujarat Fortune Giants and the Patna Pirates will look forward to increasing the intensity of this ride. The Fortune Giants didn’t break a sweat to beat the Telegu Titans in their last game. It was a good win for the Fortune Giants as it gave them important points.
Raiders Rakesh and Prateek Dahiya performed well under pressure while the defenders trapped the Titans quite easily. The Fortune Giants have won 4 out of their 8 games and need to win more if they want to move up the ladder in the points table. The Patna Pirates used their tactical mastery to beat the UP Yodha.
It was a very interesting game as the Pirates regulated the game and then suddenly foxed the Yodha in the second half to get them all out twice. That was the final nail in the coffin for the UP Yodha. But Patna still has a long way to go as they are placed 10th in the points table. They take on the Fortune Giants and this will be a tricky affair for the Pirates.
The festivities continue with this encounter between the Patna Pirates and Gujarat Fortune Giants. Their encounters have always been entertaining and full of fireworks. The Fortune Giants will be confident as they have been playing pretty well. It will be interesting to see which raiders are unleashed by the Fortune Giants.
They will go ahead with Chandran Ranjit and Rakesh while Prateek will be used as their third raider. Defenders Saurav Gulia and Rinku Narwal will play an important role in the game as they will have to hunt down former teammate Sachin Tanwar. The Patna Pirates will rely on their defense to improve their earnings and regulate the game.
Mohammad Reza and Neeraj Kumar will play an important role while defenders Manish and Sunil will be crucial in the second half. Raiders Rohit Gulia and Sachin Tanwar will try and create panic in the Gujarat camp so that weak links can be exploited.
This will be one of the most explosive matches of the season and the result of this match will alter the course of the tournament.
Patna Pirates will win.
Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates have faced each other in 10 matches in Pro Kabaddi. Out of these 10 games, Gujarat Giants have won 5 whereas Patna Pirates have come out victorious on 5 occasions.
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