After more than 35 days of intense Kabaddi action, it has come down to this – Patna face Jaipur in the final of Pro Kabaddi Season 4 at the rapturous Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Sunday. The defending champions Patna Pirates overcame the Puneri Paltan threat on Friday and booked the place in the final for the second time in a row. Season 1 champions Jaipur Pink Panthers thrashed the Telugu Titans in the second Semi-final to set up a blockbuster clash against the Pirates.
The live streaming for the Pro Kabaddi final game between the Patna Pirates vs Jaipur Pink Panthers will be available on starsports.com from 21:00 IST. The match will be telecasted live from Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad and will be aired on Star Sports 2 (HD) in English and Star Sports 3 (HD) in Hindi.
All eyes will be on the dubki king Pardeep Narwal in today’s match after the star raider turned the match in favour of Patna with some exceptional raids in the final 10 minutes. With 115 raid points, Pardeep occupies the second spot on the leaderboard. Having been a big headache for the opposition defenders in season 4, Pardeep's impeccable raids was controlled by Jaipur's in-form defender on the right corner Amit Hooda.
The 20-year old defender kept Pardeep quiet in both the encounters in season 4. Pardeep’s attacking instincts will be strongly tested once again in today’s match against the right corner defender. Rajesh Mondal and Surjeet Singh will also face a stern test against the cornerstones of Jaipur defence Amit Hooda and Ran Singh.
The Iranian duo of Fazel Atrachali and Hadi Oshtorak were rock solid in the semi-final. No doubt, Oshtorak will partner Atrachali in the corners and the duo will be up against Jaipur’s young sensation Ajay Kumar. The leading defender in season 4, Fazel Atrachali, will be a player to watch out for in today’s final.
The Patna defence managed just three tackle points in the whole of 40 minutes against Jaipur in the previous clash. They need to bring their A-game to stop Ajay Kumar and Jasvir Singh. The relentless Pink Panthers never suffered an all-out even once against Telugu Titans. The most experienced main seven in Pro Kabaddi with the likes of Jasvir Singh, Rajesh Narwal and Ran Singh, Jaipur could overcome Patna threat, if they play as a unit.
Ajay Kumar’s impressive performances in do-or-die raids turned the tide in favour of Jaipur in season 4. No doubt, Ajay will be a trump card for the season 1 champions in today’s final. Jasvir Singh’s experience also counts more in the final and therefore, the skipper needs to spend more time on the mat. Rajesh Narwal needs to uplift his level after a series of unimpressive performances.
The head to head overall stands 5-4 in favour of Patna, however, Jaipur defeated Patna in both the encounters in season 4.
It's going to be a battle between Patna's attack against Jaipur's defence. Let's see who comes out on top in today’s mega final.