The action shifts to Patna in the fourth leg of Season 6 as home team Patna Pirates take on Jaipur Pink Panthers in Match 33 at the Patliputra Sports Complex on Friday.
With the home crowd behind them, Patna Pirates will look to get back to winning ways following a 31-35 loss to Telugu Titans in their previous game.
After their 25-29 loss to Puneri Paltan, Jaipur Pink Panthers will aim to up their ante when they take on the defending champions in the Inter-Zone Challenge Week contest.
Patna Pirates won two games against UP Yoddha, scoring 43 points in both, before their loss to Telugu Titans. Skipper Pardeep Narwal has led the way for them scoring 46 points from 4 games.
He has been ably supported by youngster Manjeet in the offence. Jaideep and Vijay have been brilliant in defence and will look to put in another good performance against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Patna Pirates will hope their offence and defence both work together as they seek to get back to winning ways and start their home leg on a high.
Jaipur Pink Panthers’ start to their season comprises of winning one and losing two games. But they will be buoyed by the fact that all-rounder Deepak Niwas Hooda is finding form at the right time.
He was their top scorer in both offence and defence in the game against Puneri Paltan, managing a High 5. Corners Mohit Chhillar and Sandeep Dhull also put in good performances and Jaipur Pink Panthers will hope to see another defensive spectacle from the pair.
Captain Anup Kumar is one point away from 500 raid points in Pro Kabaddi as he seeks to be the 6th player to the landmark.
on Saturday. The Pirates were off a comprehensive win against Jaipur and will look to get a win. U Mumba too will want to beat the Pirates and solidify their position in the Zone A table, and steal the top spot from current first-placed Puneri Paltan.
U Mumba steamrolled Telugu Titans 41-20 with a super performance from Siddharth Desai while Patna swept past the Jaipur Pink Panthers with ease. Patna are in the second place in Zone B with 3 wins in 5 games.
The Patna Pirates came into their leg with their struggling defense and dependent raiding department. Pardeep Narwal was brilliant in their last match, scoring 11 points and will look to continue his great form in the next match.
His 2 Super Raids in the first half helped Patna take control of the game. Manjeet ably supported Pardeep and scored 10 points.
Manjeet- Patna Pirates
Young raider Manjeet, in his debut season, has performed exceptionally, showing he can tackle as well. The tall, lanky raider will look to put in another strong performance and give Patna Pirates a victory that will lift them off the bottom of Zone B.
Deepak Niwas Hooda- Jaipur Pink Panthers
Deepak Niwas Hooda managed a High 5 against Puneri Paltan, returning as Jaipur Pink Panthers’ top raider and defender from the game. His return to form as a full-blown all-rounder bodes well for the team.