The penultimate day of the Pro Kabaddi League 2016 Vizag leg sees Patna Pirates taking on inaugural champions Jaipur Pink Panthers on Monday. The match, also the opening fixture for Patna Pirates this season, is the first of the two scheduled clashes of the day at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
While the Patna Pirates begin their campaign, the Abhishek Bachchan co-owned Jaipur side made a statement in this season's Pro Kabaddi League 2016, after easing past defending champions U Mumba 27-18 on Sunday.
Raider Sonu Narwal and defender Rohit Rana were the exceptional performers on the day for the Pink Panthers. Jasvir Singh also added to the glory in the second half for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Patna Pirates will have to be wary of the enormous amount of confidence the Navneet Gautam-skippered Jaipur Pink Panthers bagged from their win over the defending champions. The Patna side may look the underdogs on paper, but they cannot be underestimated this season after finishing fourth in the Pro Kabaddi last campaign.
The 2007 Kabaddi World Cup gold medallist Manpreet Singh was appointed the skipper of the Patna side ahead of the third season, and his experience is expected to be crucial in leading the team to the playoffs this time around.
Apart from Manpreet, Patna Pirates also boast of the likes of Hadi Oshtorak, Tae Deok Eom, the Narwal duo - Sandeep and Deepak -- as well as Amit Hooda.
The clash on Monday is expected to be a cracking one.
Where to Watch Live:
The match between Patna Pirates and Jaipur Pink Panthers will begin at 8 pm IST (2:30 pm GMT) on Monday, 1 February.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Patna Pirates vs Jaipur Pink Panthers 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