Defending Pro Kabaddi champions Patna Pirates have already reached the knockout stages of the Pro Kabaddi season 4, along with Jaipur Pink Panthers and Telugu Titans. The Pirates play their final league game of the season on Tuesday at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi against the Titans.
Both sides are big names in the Pro Kabaddi circuit, so ahead of their encounter once again in the knockout stages, expect the two teams to give their best in Tuesday's match.
The teams met earlier this season in Hyderabad where Rahul Chaudhary's Telugu Titans lost out to Dharmaraj Cheralathan's Patna Pirates by just two points. Rahul picked up as many as 11 raid points in the match and led from the front, but the Bihar side proved better after Pardeep Narwal and Rajesh Mondal performed impressively as well.
However, what happens this time around will be interesting to see. Telugu Titans are in a lethal form as they have been unbeatable in their last eight games — with the last game turning out to be a thumping 12-point win against the Pink Panthers. Rahul gave an inspirational performance once again, while Vinod and Sandeep Dhull performed well on the defensive front too.
Patna Pirates, meanwhile, come into the game at the back of two wins, and both of them involved narrow margins. Currently, the leaders in the league table, the Pirates have to really continue their winning momentum not only to top the table and the end of the league games but also to make a good impact in the knockout stages.
Squads: Patna Pirates - Dharmaraj C (C), Abolfazel M, Mahesh Goud, Pardeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Sunny, Surjeet Singh, Vinoth Paulyas, Sunil Kumar, Vijin T, Anil Kumar, Bajirao Hodage, Deepak Dhull, Fazel Atrachali, Hadi Oshtorak, Kuldeep Singh, Sanjay Kumar.
Telugu Titans - Rahul Chaudhari (C), Athul M S, K Prapanjan, Nilesh Salunke, Sukesh Hegde, Vinoth Kumar, Shashank Wankhede, Vinod Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Sombir, Akhlaq Hussain, Jasmer Gulia, Kuldeep, Md Maghsoudlou, Muhammad Rizwan, Rupesh Tomar, S Mahalingam, Vishal Bharadwaj, Sagar Krishna, Sandeep Narwal.
Where to watch live
Pro Kabaddi season 4: Patna Pirates vs Telugu Titans will begin at 8 p.m. IST (3:30 p.m. BST) on July 26.
Hindi Coverage - Star Gold, Star Sports 3/HD 3
English Coverage - Star Sports 2/HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK