Pro Kabaddi Season 8: UP Yoddha eye solidifying top-six spot against Telugu Titans
Telugu Titans are yet to win a single match this season and have lost their last four games. UP Yoddha, meanwhile, are coming on the back of a win and a tie.
UP Yoddha will lock horns with Telugu Titans, who are yet to register their first win in Pro Kabaddi Season 8, in their upcoming encounter in Bengaluru on Saturday.
UP Yoddha are placed sixth on the points table with two wins, three ties and 23 points in their nine games. Telugu Titans are placed last on the PKL points table with just two ties and six losses in their eight games.
The Telugu Titans come into this game with a 22-40 loss at the hands of Gujarat Giants while UP Yoddha’s most recent encounter resulted in a 36-all tie against Haryana Steelers.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Surender Gill has been consistent for UP Yoddha in PKL 8. He is their top raider with 66 raid points and has contributed with a few handy tackles, earning eight tackle points. He also has three super 10s.
At 59, Pardeep Narwal has the second-highest raid points for UP Yoddha and has two super 10s to his name so far.
Sumit tops the defenders' list with 22 tackle points that include two high 5s, and Ashu closely follows him at 20 points.
Players to watch out for - Telugu Titans
Ankit Beniwal has been the top performer for Telugu Titans. He leads the points chart with 41 points, of which he has 40 raid points.
Rajnish is the second-best raider of the team at 36 raid points. Both have two super 10s each.
Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi is the top defender for Telugu Titans with 16 tackle points.
UP Yoddha vs Telugu Titans head-to-head
UP Yoddha and Telugu Titans have faced each other eight times in the Pro Kabaddi League so far. UP Yoddha have won four games, the Titans have won two, and the teams have tied the rest.
They met twice in PKL 7, with one game resulting in a 20-all tie and the other 36-41 in the Titans’ favour.
UP Yoddha: T, W, L, L, T
Telugu Titans: L, L, L, L, T