Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 19:10 IST

UP Yoddhas aiming to go back to winning ways against Gujarat Giants

UP Yoddhas are currently placed seventh in the points tally with 15 points from six games so far, while Gujarat Giants are placed fifth with 18 points.

UP Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants in PKL | Image:PKL
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UP Yoddhas, the franchisee owned by GMR Group will hope to get back into winning ways as they get ready to face Gujarat Giants in their seventh encounter of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League Season 10. Match 37 of PKL season 10 will be played at the SDAT Multi-purpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai on 23rd December 2023. UP Yoddhas are currently placed seventh in the points tally with 15 points from six games so far, while Gujarat Giants are placed fifth with 18 points from six games. This will be UP Yoddhas last encounter in the Chennai leg before the team heads to its much-anticipated home leg in Noida after a gap of two long years.

The match between UP Yoddhas and Gujarat Giants will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on 23rd December 2023, 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards. UP Yoddhas who have won two and tied three games from their six encounters so far, will look forward to return to winning ways against Gujarat Giants as both teams will take on the mat on 23rd December 2023 after facing losses in their last encounters. While Yoddhas lost 15-23 to Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Giants had to face a 29-31 defeat against Haryana Steelers.

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Historically UP Yoddhas have had a challenging face-off against the giants, winning twice and sharing the spoils as many times, however in their last encounter in the last season the Giants got the better off the the Yoddhas with a slender four-point win of 35-31.

Speaking before the Match UP Yoddhas Head Coach Jasveer Singh said, “We are taking one game at a time, and we are aware of the unforced errors in our last game. We as a team are training hard and are confident of a favourable result against Gujarat Giants tomorrow. The team is in high spirits as this will be our last game before we head to our home leg in Noida and this will act as a much-needed catalyst for us in our last encounter in Chennai tomorrow.”

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Surender Gill has been in sensational form in raiding and currently sits on top in the league for most successful raids (47) and raid points (62) and is ably supported by dubki-king Pardeep Narwal who has 41 raid points to his name.

The defence of the Yoddhas has been well taken care of by the trio of Gurdeep, Sumit, and Nitesh Kumar. Gurdeep is currently on third position in the league for most tackle points (19) and is well assisted by Sumit and Nitesh Kumar who have 16 tackle points each. Vijay Malik has also played a crucial role for the Yoddhas as an all rounder. Gujarat Giants have their star raider Sonu with 52 raid points and will be the man who can pose a threat to the Yoddhas. In defence, the pair of Captain Fazel Atrachali and Sombir have been in good form and will aim to make it tough for the Yoddhas’ raiders. 

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 19:10 IST