Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the ProKabaddi fixture between Haryana Steelers and Patna Pirates in Hyderabad on Friday.
Scores read Haryana vs Patna:
7-7 Haryana draws even as Nitin Rawal initiates the takedown of Sachin in a do-or-die raid.
6-7 Chiyaneh has a slow start today as his first attempt is unsuccessful. Meetu slips out of that slippery anklehold.
5-7 Sachin, the do-or-die specialist, gets Mohit Nandal whose dash is all kinds of improperly executed.
5-6 Meetu gets Monu after a shoddy double anklehold attempt
4-6 Meetu Sharma repays the favour. He takes Sunil plus gets a bonus
2-6 Sachin runs the clock down nervously but he is so good at do-or-die raids. Jaideep blinks and Sachin slaps his thigh at winning the point.
2-5 Manjeet is brought down. He went straight into the chain and was turned into the back of the defense.
2-4 Rohit Gulia is off the mark with a two-point raid. And he has removed Amirhossein Bastami and Rakesh Narwal for his points.
2-2 Sajin C gifts a point to Rakesh Narwal. Unnecessary advance tackle along the right flank
1-2 Sachin removes Nitin Rawal in the left corner
1-1 Manjeet starts with a bonus
0-1 Sachin goes through the middle and draws a hasty ankle hold from Mohit for his first point.
Steelers won the toss and chose the court.
Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui will hope to replicate his heroics from the game against Dabang Delhi where he singlehandedly scored all 16 of Patna Pirates’ tackle points, registering a few big records along the way. Watch the highlights here:
Much has been made of Manpreet Singh’s comments to the press about the strategic issues in the Haryana Steelers side. Check out what the Steelers coach said here:
Haryana Steelers: Manjeet, Mohit Nandal, Jaideep Dahiya, Meetu Sharma, Rakesh Narwal, Amirhossein Bastami
Patna Pirates: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Monu, Rohit Gulia, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh Shadloui
Haryana Steelers have struggled of late and have five wins, nine losses and two ties. In attack, Manjeet and Meetu Sharma have taken up the scoring responsibility for the Steelers with 120 and 113 raid points, while K. Prapanjan has been their third best raider with 38 raid points this season. As far as their defence goes, Jaideep Dahiya has been leading the Steelers’ defence with 45 tackle points and Mohit Nandal has assisted him with 29 tackle points. Amirhossein Bastami and Nitin Rawal have contributed with 21 and 20 tackle points respectively.
Matches Played: 8 | Patna: 4 | Haryana: 3 | Tied: 1
Patna Pirates, on the other hand, head into this game after winning a close encounter against Telugu Titans. The Pirates have seven wins, six losses and three ties so far. The Pirates’ offence mainly revolves around Sachin and Rohit Gulia. Sachin has been the shining star for the team with 144 raid points while Gulia has supported him by scoring 103 raid points. On the defensive front, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh looks in sublime form with 57 tackle points, making him the highest tackle points scorer in the league. Sunil has proved his mettle with 37 tackle points, while captain Neeraj Kumar has got 24 tackle points.
Raiders: Manjeet, Meetu, K. Prapanjan, Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou Mahalli, Rakesh Narwal, Vinay, Sushil, Manish Gulia, Lovepreet Singh, Lovepreet Singh
Defenders: Jaideep Dahiya, Joginder Singh Narwal, Amirhossein Bastami, Naveen, Sunny, Monu, Harsh, Ankit, Mohit
All-Rounders: Nitin Rawal
Raiders: Sachin, Sushil Gulia, Vishwas S, Anand Surendra Tomar, Ranjit Venkatramana Naik, Anuj Kumar, Monu, Rohit, Sukesh Hegde
Defenders: Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Naveen Sharma, Manish, Shivam Chaudhari
All-Rounders: Rohit Gulia, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar, Abdul Insamam S, Daniel Omondi
Raiding form, team performance and the race to the knockouts – we’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Haryana Steelers vs Patna Pirates Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 9:30 PM onwards on Friday, November 25