Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha: Pro Kabaddi 2017 today's match probable playing 7 for Pirates vs Yoddha
The second day of the Ranchi leg in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, will feature the home team - the Patna Pirates clashing against the UP Yoddha at the Harivansh Tana Bhagat Indoor Stadium.
LIVE COMMENTARY: Patna Pirates vs UP Yoddha, 16 September 2017
Patna Pirates predicted line-up
Pardeep Narwal (c) [Raider]
Pardeep is just one short of 10 Super-10 outings in this season and will look to achieve this feat against UP Yoddha.
Monu Goyat [Raider]
Monu was on point last night with 10 raid points to his credit and all of them being touch points, he will hope to continue in a similar manner.
Vinod Kumar [All-rounder]
Vinod Kumar is included in the scheme of things as a third choice raider but plays a larger role in the defence.
Vishal Mane [Right Cover Defender]
Mane will be responsible for restricting the charge of Rishank Devadiga having known his game in and out for they used to play together for company matches as well as at U Mumba.
Sachin Shingade [Left Cover Defender]
His body blocks and holds will prove to be vital against Nitin Tomar who has the ability to go rampant on the mat.
Jaideep [Left Corner Defender]
Jaideep stooped the Titans' raiders in their tracks on quite a few occasions last night and will look to repeat the feat against UP.
He adds more strength and depth to the defence which is quite vital against the kind of attack that UP has the potential to showcase.
UP Yoddha predicted line-up
Nitin Tomar (c) [Raider]
The most expensive player from the auctions has been proving his worth time and again with his raiding exploits on the mat.
Rishank Devadiga [Raider]
Rishank will look to come out on top in the smaller battle against former teammate Vishal Mane who will be his main target.
Hadi Tajik [All-rounder]
The Iranian import has given glimpses of his talent and should be brought into the starting seven in place of Rajesh Narwal who has not been performing.
Jeeva Kumar [Right Cover Defender]
Jeeva Kumar will have his eyes on Pardeep Narwal with the prowess to execute dashes and blocks from the cover position.
Surender Singh [Raider]
Even if he does not manage to get a touch point in the do-or-die raids, Surender has an extended reach which allows him to fetch the bonus.
Sagar Krishna [All-rounder]
Playing in the capacity of a corner defender, Sagar's main moves are the body block and ankle hold.
Nitesh Kumar [Defender]
Nitesh was stellar in the last match wherein he picked up yet another High-5 against the Thalaivas.