Pro Kabaddi 2018, Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates, Match Highlights: Titans beat Pirates to end home leg on a high

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Preview: The final game in Vizag sees Telugu Titans play host to Patna Pirates at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Thursday. The two sides sit third and second respectively in Zone B and will be looking for a win in their quest of cementing their place in the Playoffs.

Patna Pirates will look to inch closer to the play-off spots with win over Telugu Titans. Image Courtesy: PKL

Patna Pirates will look to inch closer to the play-off spots with win over Telugu Titans. Image Courtesy: PKL

Telugu Titans have held the upper hand over Patna Pirates this season, as they have ended on the winning side in both their contests so far this season. While they won the first game by four points, Telugu Titans won the previous encounter between the sides by a massive 21 points. Captain Vishal Bhardwaj starred as he returned with nine tackle points on the night, while Rahul Chaudhari ended up with a Super 10, ending the game with 17 raid points.

Key Players

Vishal Bhardwaj – Telugu Titans

Telugu Titans’ skipper, Vishal Bhardwaj has been solid in the Left Corner position for the team this season. Bhardwaj hasn’t let injury deter him and has continued the form that saw him being appointed skipper even after coming back from injury. Bhardwaj managed a career-high nine tackle points in his side’s last encounter against Patna Pirates and will be raring to go once again.

Jaideep – Patna Pirates

Jaideep has had a stellar second season as a Left Corner for Patna Pirates. With 51 tackle points in 17 games, Jaideep has by far been Patna Pirates’ best defender, having scored 20 more tackle points than their next best defender. Up against Telugu Titans’ raiding trio of Rahul Chaudhari, Nilesh Salunke and Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Jaideep’s performance will play a huge role in determining the outcome of the game.

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2018 21:06:31 IST