Panchkula plays host to a Zone B clash where Patna Pirates take on UP Yoddha for the final time this season at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex on Sunday. Patna Pirates will look to close the gap on Bengaluru Bulls, who occupy the top spot in Zone B, to seven points with a victory in this game. With no team having secured qualification for the Playoffs from Zone B yet, a win here is extremely important for both of these sides.
The teams have met twice this season with Patna Pirates emerging victorious on both occasions, having scored an identical 43 points in both their wins. While the first win was a narrow two-point victory, the second win had a slightly bigger margin. Pardeep Narwal and Shrikant Jadhav starred for their respective sides in that match, managing 14 raid points and 17 raid points respectively.
Pardeep Narwal has been the leader of the Patna Pirates’ raiding department once again this season. With 197 raid points in 17 games, Narwal is currently the second-highest scoring raider in the league. He averages more than a Super 10 a game and is on top of the league in terms of average raid points with 11.59 per match. Narwal has scored 13 Super 10s in the season so far, the most in the league, including four in his last five matches.
Nitesh Kumar has had a splendid campaign for U.P. Yoddha in Season 6. The Right Corner currently ranks second in the league in terms of tackle points with 72 from 19 matches. Kumar ranks first in average tackle points as well with 3.79 tackle points per match. Having inflicted six Super Tackles so far, Kumar is fourth in the league in that category. Kumar has been one of the league’s best Corners thus far and his side will hope he can continue delivering stellar performances in the closing games of the league stage as well.
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Updated Date: Dec 16, 2018 21:11:10 IST