Tamil Thalaivas will have to be at their best when they meet UP Yoddha in the 101st match of Pro Kabaddi League 2019. When it comes to the points table, the Yoddhas are way above the Thalaivas. But, this season has thrown a lot of surprises. While the Tamil Thalaivas have been winless in their last 11 games, the UP Yoddhas has five wins in last six games.
The key assets of their winning streak are their raiders, Shrikant Jadhav is one of the most successful raiders this season, and his teammates Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill have provided him with plenty of support when needed. In the Defence section, Sumit has taken 53 tackle points in just 16 matches. Team captain Nitesh is second with 42 tackle points and defenders, Ashu Singh (28) and Amit (20) are also contributing for the team. They are currently seated at the sixth spot in the points table, and coach Jasveer Singh's boys would be looking to keep the momentum going.
On paper, Tamil Thalaivas has some of the best players in PKL, but they have lacked in performance this season. The Thalaivas have been winless in the last ten games, and with their humiliating defeat against Haryana Steelers, they have been moved to the last spot of the points table. Though they have an uphill task in front of them, winning this match is possible. Star raider Rahul has taken 108 raid points in 17 matches, and he has a lot of potentials to turn the game, but he will need support from his teammates. Raider Ajith V has scored 85 points in 14 games, and captain Ajay has 58 points from raids in 13 games.
Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Match 101 between Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yodha will be available to watch on Star Sports network from 8:30 PM onwards. The match will also be live streaming on Hotstar.
Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, Shrikant Jadhav, Milad Sheibak, Nitesh Kumar, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar.