PKL 2019, Match 93: Jaipur Pink Panthers v UP Yoddha | Match preview, predictions and telecast details - Who will win today’s match?
UP Yoddha’s efforts of making their way into the top six will face some serious test from Jaipur Pink Panthers when the two teams face off in the 93rd fixture of Pro Kabaddi 2019 at the Sree Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji Complex in Pune.
Jaipur and UP have earned an equal number of points and have had a similar kind of season so far. The Pink Panthers brought Sushil Gulia back into the starting 7 and he was magnificent in the last match.
He scored 8 points and received ample help from Nitin Rawal and Deepak Niwas Hooda. In case their starting raiders do not deliver, they also have good back-up options like Nilesh Salunke.
Star defender Sandeep Dhull picked up another High 5 and is currently the most successful defender this season with 55 points. His partners Ajinkya Pawar and Amit Hooda also chipped in with 3 points each.
Their overall performance was decent and they should back themselves to bounce back to winning ways.
Jaipur Pink Panthers form guide (Last 5 games): L D L L L
UP Yoddha have scored the least number of points this season (398). They have also conceded the second least number of points (447).
UP Yoddha’s raiders have been better in the second half of the season and Shrikant Jadhav has looked the most confident of the lot.
He has been the highest scorer of the team in four consecutive matches while the likes of Surender Gill and Rishank Devadiga have also come up with good shows in the last few games.
The biggest positive for UP has been Nitesh Kumar’s defensive effort. He has scored 16 points in the last 3 matches. Left corner Sumit completed a High 5 in the last match. Ashu Singh and Amit, who handle the cover positions of the team, have also been decent and UP’s defense can count on them to bring about a whole lot of points.
UP Yoddha Form Guide (Last 5 games): W W W W L
Predicted Starting 7
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda (C), Nitin Rawal, Sushil Gulia, Ajinkya Pawar, Pawan TR, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda
UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill, Sumit, Nitesh Kumar (C), Amit, Ashu Singh.
Jaipur Pink Panthers have had a rough second half of the season as they have slowed down a bit. Their defense will be tested by UP’s in-form raiders.
UP Yoddha are on a 4-match winning streak and a lot will depend on the way they handle Jaipur’s Deepak Hooda.
Jaipur Pink Panthers could be expected to beat UP Yoddha.
Where and when to watch
Date: Monday, 16th September 2019
Start time: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda