The hosts trail their opponents in head-to-head records.

Telugu Titans have not had a good start to Pro Kabaddi League PKL season 9 losing four out of the five matches played so far. The side has the most experienced players in PKL’s history but isn’t able to perform on the matchday. In the last game against Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans were in a winning position but a silly mistake from Monu Goyat cost them the match which has been the case throughout the season. Telugu Titans will play Jaipur Pink Panthers in their next PKL 9 game.

Jaipur Pink Panthers have won four out of the five matches and are looking good in all the departments with a combination of youth and experience. Jaipur in the last match beat Bengal Warriors comfortably by a 15-point margin showing full dominance. They currently occupy the second spot on the points table behind Dabang Delhi KC.

Team News

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Raiders: Ajith Kumar, Arjun Deshwal, Devank, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Panwar, Navneet, Bhavani Rajput

All-Rounder: Rahul Gorakh Dhanawade 

Defenders: Sunil Kumar, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Ankush, Sahul Kumar, Deepak, Woosan KO, Lucky Sharma, Reza Mirbagheri, Nitin Chandel

Telugu Titans

Raiders: Abhishek Singh, Monu Goyat, Siddharth Sirish Desai, Rajnish, Ankit Beniwal, Vinay, Aman Kadian

All-Rounders: Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari, K Hanumanthu, Hamid Mirzaei Nader, Ravinder.

Defenders: Surjeet Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, Vishal Bhardwaj, Adarsh T, Ravinder Pahal, Vijay Kumar, Nitin, Mohit, Mohit Pahal. Muhammed Shihas S.

Head to Head

Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans have faced each other in 15 matches in the Pro Kabaddi League out of which Jaipur Pink Panthers have won 6 whereas Telugu Titans have come out victorious on 8 occasions with one match ending in a tie.

Player to watch

Sunil Kumar has been in great form for the past few matches after starting the season on a slower note. At present, the left cover defender has scored 19 tackle points in five matches occupying the second spot. Also, he has put in 17 successful tackles overall only behind Girish Ernak and Krishan Dhull. Sunil will be up against his brother Parvesh Bainswal who was both parts of the Gujarat Giants till the last season.

Surjeeth Singh has looked good in patches and has scored ten tackle points in five matches. Most of his tackle points have come recently showing some improved performances. He will be up against mighty Rahul Chaudhari and Arjun Deshwal. The combo of Parvesh and Surjeeth Singh will look to nullify the threat.

Key to Success

Defenders from the Telugu Titans must step up with five matches completed. The matches are coming thick and fast with not much time left to rectify the mistake. Ravinder Pahal had been appointed the captain before the start of the league has been very poor and was not in the starting 7 in the previous match. Pahal with experience can bounce back and put in a good performance against Jaipur.

Jaipur Pink Panthers overall have performed well in both the raiding and defence sections. Sahul Kumar in the right corner has been off-colour putting in many unsuccessful tackles. Ajith and Rahul have been providing good support to Arjun Deshwal and should look to continue the same against Telugu Titans.

Did you know

Surjeet Singh is nine points short of reaching the 350 tackle points mark. Overall the defender has scored 354 points (tackle – 341) and (raid – 13) in the Pro Kabaddi League.

Broadcast – PKL 9

Time – 08:30 PM

Streaming – Star Sports / Disney + Hotstar

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