The Tamil team will play against the Patna in a Zone B match of PKL 2018 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi tonight at 9 PM.
The Tamils won the match against the strong Telugu courtesy an awe-inspiring cautious performance. The defense of the Tamils scored 15 tackle points with Ponparthiban Subramanian rising as the best defender of the match with 7 tackle points, while Manjeet Chhillar contributed with 6 in the defense. Ajay Thakur, the Captain of the Tamils, was his side’s best raider with 7 raid points.
The Patna team won against the Bengaluru team by an edge of 3. Pardeep Narwal was the best raider for his team with 11 points, while Jawahar was the best defender with 5 tackle points. Patna showed an overall performance to score 18 raids and 10 tackle points in the match. With their defense coming around, the Patna team would be a power to figure within the rest of the matches.
The two groups, Tamil and Patna, have confronted each other twice in the ebb and flow season with each group winning one match each. While the Tamils dominated the competition in the central (Match 1) by an edge of 16 (42-26), the Patna team furnished a proportional payback with an 18 points win (45-27) in Match 74 of the season.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Tamil Team: (Captain) Ajay Thakur, Sukesh Hegde, Ponparthiban Subramanian, D Pradap, Anil Kumar, Jasvir Singh, Manjeet Chhillar
Patna Team: (Captain) Pardeep Narwal, Manjeet, Kuldeep Singh/Vijay, Vikas Kale, Deepak Narwal, Jawahar, Jaideep
Sukesh Hegde and Manjeet
Sukesh Hegde is the top raider from the Tamil side and he has shown some brilliant performances that have captivated the
audience. He will be hoped to cast the same magic tonight. Manjeet has been a good raider and has supported his team well.
Jaideep and Vikas Kale
Jaideep has been the strongest defender of the season for the Patna side and he will be expected to showcase a strong defense game with his strong ankle holds. Kale has also been of immense support to Jaideep from the same side.
Chhillar has displayed a decent performance in almost all the matches so far for the Tamil side and will be expected to do well tonight too.
Match Prediction – Tamil Thalaivas vs Patna Pirates
We feel that the Tamil side is more confident to emerge as the winner tonight.