Patna Pirates remain the only unbeaten team in the Pro Kabaddi League 2016, and they will be looking to continuing the sensational form as they get set to take on Dabang Delhi at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Friday.
Puneri Paltan came close to getting past the high-flying Pirates on Thursday, but the match ultimately ended 30-30 -- the first drawn game of the Pro Kabaddi League 2016. The Patna side look menacing right now at the top of the table, with 28 points from six games so far.
Dabang Delhi, on the other hand, have a completely different story. The Delhi side have failed to notch up even a single win so far this season, and they currently stay at the bottom of the table with just two points from six games.
The only two points were awarded to the Delhi side after they lost two games with a margin of score that is less than seven points.
With 11 raid points and three tackle points, Pardeep Narwal remained the star of the match for Patna Pirates against Puneri Paltan on Thursday. Pardeep was assisted by Pirates skipper Manpreet Singh in the raiding department, but they will rue the fact that they couldn't snatch out another victory.
The home side, led by Manjeet Chhillar, saw some superb raiding from Ajay Thakur, to give the Pirates a tough fight.
Nevertheless, Patna Pirates look the clear favourites against Dabang Delhi, but the Manpreet Singh-led side also have to be aware that they cannot afford to be complacent at this stage.
Squads: Patna Pirates – Manpreet Singh (C), Pardeep Narwal, Sandeep Narwal, Abhinandan Kumar, Bhabesh Kumar, Deepak Narwal, Gurvinder Singh, G Singh, M Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Sunil Jaipal, Vijay Malik, Suresh Kumar, Manish, Amit Hooda, Ram Sah, Vinod Kumar, Nasir Ali, Sandeep, Sunil Kumar, Hadi Oshtorak, Tae Deok Eom.
Dabang Delhi – Kashiling Adake (C), Ravinder Pahal, Anil Nimbolkar, Jay Bohara, Lo Chia Wei, Mukesh Jaglan, Pravin Niwale, Rohit Choudhary, Selvamani K, Wazir Singh, Navjot Singh, R Subramanium, Gnanasekaran M, Seong Kim, GS Manikandan, Rakesh Kumar, Sushil Bhosale, Amit Chillar, Kuldeep Singh, Ravinandan, Sandeep Dhull.
Where to Watch Live:
The match between Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi will begin at 8 p.m. IST (2:30 p.m. GMT) on Friday, Feb. 12.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi can be caught LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK