Pro Kabaddi 2022 fans will witness a southern derby tomorrow evening (December 3) as Telugu Titans will clash with Tamil Thalaivas in Match 116. The Titans have been knocked out of the tournament but the Thalaivas are still alive in the race to the playoffs.
Tamil Thalaivas are in the fifth position in the Pro Kabaddi 2022 points table right now, having earned 56 points from 19 matches. Telugu Titans, on the other hand, are 12th with only 15 points from 19 games. While the Titans cannot qualify for the next round, they can spoil the Thalaivas’ party.
The Southern derby involving the Titans and the Thalaiva is always an entertaining contest. Though the Telegu Titans have nothing left in the tournament, they will certainly try out new things to entertain their fans.
The Titans have tried various new players in their last few matches. They may try the services of defender Mohammed Silas and all-rounder Hanumanthu. They tried right-corner Vijay Kumar in their last match too. But their raiding will be led by Siddharth Desai and Abhishek. Defender Vishal Bharadwaj will be aggressive from his left corner position.
The Tamil Thalaiva will be aggressive from their first raid. Defender Sagar may not be fit to take the mat hence Raider Ajinkya Pawar may be the stand-in captain. Along with raider Narender, Ajinkya will try and exploit the weak Titan defense to the fullest. Defenders Sahil Gulia, Arpit Saroha, and Himanshu will trap the Telegu raiders and inflict at least 2 all-outs in the match.
Though Telegu will stand and fight, it may not be enough to tame the Thalaiva.
Tamil Thalaiva will win.
Tamil Thalaivas and Telugu Titans have faced each other in 11 matches in Pro Kabaddi. Out of these 11 games, Tamil Thalaivas have won 5 whereas Telugu Titans have come out victorious on 5 occasions. 1 match ended with tied.
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