The VIVO Pro Kabaddi League season 6 opener will see two big boys, the three time champions and the defending champions Patna Pirates versus the new Tamil Thalaivas with lot of experience lock horns as the Chennai leg of PKL kicks off today.
● TAMIL THALAIVAS VS PATNA PIRATES
○ Head to head: Tamil Thalaivas 1 – 2 Patna Pirates
The season 6 kicks off with the hosts Tamil Thalaivas taking on the three time champions Patna Pirates in season opener. While Tamil Thalaivas has an advantage of home conditions, Patna will look to keep their winning streak intact from season 5. While the hosting team has won four of five openers in PKL will Tamil Thalaivas win this opener?
Tamil Thalaivas has big names like Ajay Thakur, Manjeeth Chiller and Jasvir Singh in their side who has a lot of experience and ability to deliver for their side. The raiders like Sukesh Hegde and Surjeeth Singh can raid in pressure situations. The defence has Amit Hooda who can team up with youngsters like C Arun and Darshan J who can provide the required defencive wall for the team.
On the opposition side, Patna Pirates will bank on Pradeep Narwal to kick off for them. In the absence of Monu Goyat this time, Pradeep should open the Account quickly and should be careful while raiding. But even though, the raiders Deepak Narwal and Surender singh can back Praddep Narwal as secondary raiders. With the addition of Kuldeep Singh to their team will add defense more strength while jaideep, Dagar and Manish will led the defense for Patna.
● THE TOP TALKS :
○ THE ONE MAN ARMY vs THE DUBKI SHOW :
Yes, the main attracting point of the season opener is MANJEETH CHILLER vs PRADEEP NARWAL show. One side has the person with the most tackle points in VIVO PKL whereas the other side has the man with most raiding points in VIVO PKL. The opener will be interesting to see the head to head battle of Manjeeth and Pradeep, but with Pradeep Narwal having an advantage over Manjeeth, it’s difficult to judge the one man army of Thalaivas.
○ THE LONG ARM – AJAY THAKUR :
In the last season of PKL Ajay Thakur finished as third most successful raider of the season with 213 raid points in 22 matches. The belief and ability of Ajay of not giving up to the last second of the match, makes him unique.
○ DEEPAK NARWAL :
The one raider who can fill the place of Monu in Patnas squad is Deepak Narwal. Having a great season 5 PKL with 87 raid points in 16 matches, will Deepak revive Pradeep when he’s out is the big question?
● Match Details :
○ Date: Sunday, 07 October
○ Time: 7:30 PM
○ Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
○ TV Broadcast: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
○ Live Streaming: Hotstar