10 most awaited matches of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi season 3
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League is back with its third season after two editions full of pulsating action that has made the country fall in love with the sport again. With the league entering its third campaign, there are already several icons for the fans, for whom they flock the stadiums and tune into their television sets at 7:50 pm in the evening.
With every passing season, there has been an increase to new rivalries in the league and the fans of every team would have marked out a few fixtures which they would want to catch at all costs.
As we lie at the cusp of yet another action packed season, we take a look at ten most awaited games of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 3:
Telugu Titans vs U Mumba – 30th January 2016
The new season couldn’t have had a better beginning with two of the strongest teams going head to head in the season opener at Vizag. U Mumba, who would want to defend their crown, will get an early chance to put down one of its toughest challengers in Telugu Titans. However, with home advantage on their side, the Telugu Titans would be looking to deal U Mumba an opening blow and thus give out an early statement of intent.
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba – 31st January 2016
A replay of the final of Season 1, it is a game which has become highly anticipated thanks to the arch rivalry between the two teams. Jaipur are the only team to beat U Mumba twice and the only one to get the better of them on home soil (in the final). Although, the two teams face off in Vizag, U Mumba would like to get one over the Jaipur Pink Panthers and set the record straight with the former champions. Pink Panthers, on the other hand, would be doubly determined to continue their good record against U Mumba as they look to shake off last season’s disappointment.
Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans – 6th February 2016
A replay of last season’s semi-final, is this season’s first South-Indian derby. The two teams go head to head at Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium as the Telugu Titans would look to avenge their loss to the Bulls in last year’s semi-final. The Bulls have been weakened with the loss of Manjeet Chhillar and Ajay Thakur and that will give the Titans the chance to get one over their neighbours.