Table-toppers Dabang Delhi will have an interesting chance of turning into the primary group to win the majority of their home matches this season when they go head to head against an under-terminating Patna Pirates unit in the 66th apparatus of Pro Kabaddi 2019 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.
The hosts have ticked all the privilege boxes as a feature of their home leg and have three successes from three games, featuring their top structure this season. The Patna Pirates, then again, have only three successes from 10 matches and are mulling at the base of the focuses table.
For Delhi, star raider Naveen Kumar has led the way on the raiding front with 116 points from just 10 matches and is in line to break the record for becoming the fastest player to get to the 300-raid point mark in PKL history in only his 33rd game in the competition.
Only 13 points away from the landmark, one can expect Naveen to trouble the Patna defenders a fair bit, barring Jaideep, who has been the only bright spark on the defensive front with 30 points to his name.
However, the glaring issue the Pirates face is the absence of help for Pardeep Narwal. The Pirates’ captain has had a not too bad run so far with 86 from 10 matches yet with the outside signings in Mohammad Maghsoudlou and Jang Kun Lee neglecting to go to the gathering, the absence of assets has scratched their crusade.
In terms of head to head records, the Pirates have a massive 10-2 advantage and have won the last three encounters between these two sides. However, with Delhi enjoying a winning streak, they could be expected to walk away with a win.