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PKL 2021: Dabang Delhi KC v/s Patna Pirates - Preview, Expected 7, Live streaming, Players to Watch out, Head to head, Key battle

All you need to know about match 62 of PKL between Dabang Delhi and Patna Pirates.

Monu Goyat Patna Pirates Naveen Goyat Dabang Delhi

Monu Goyat and Naveen Goyat


Vaibhav Borse

Updated: 18 Jan 2022 5:19 AM GMT

Patna Pirates missed out on the table-toppers position of PKL 2021 due to score difference despite thrashing the standing leaders Bengaluru in their previous fixture. Interestingly, the winners of this clash will certainly snatch the crown from the Bengaluru Bulls. So let's have a look at the detailed preview of this battle of supremacy in match number 62.

Strategic Takeaways

Patna Pirates registered a perfect victory over table-toppers Bengaluru Bulls without the services of their main raider Monu Goyat. Monu may return for this clash after getting a well-deserved rest in the previous fixture. On the other hand, injuries have been serious concerns for Dabang Delhi gaffer Krishan Kumar Hooda. Naveen Goyat tragically once again suffered from a knee injury in his comeback game itself. Whereas, Manjeet Chhillar is expected to continue as a stand-in captain in the absence of Joginder Narwal.

Head to Head

Patna Pirates have kept their grip on this rivalry consistently. Although the capital-based franchise was victorious in both season seven encounters. Dabang fauj will be accommodating two former Pirates (Sandeep Narwal and Manjeet Chhillar) in their Starting 7.

Overall H2H record:

12 - Matches

7 - Patna Pirates

4 - Dabang Delhi KC

1 - Tie

When to watch?

Dabang Delhi will be taking on the decorated Patna Pirates franchise on the 28th matchday of PKL season eight. The high-voltage encounter between these two counterparties will be aired live at 7:30 PM on the 18th of January 2022.

Live Streaming

All the matches are expected to be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar platform. You can also tune in to The Bridge for live updates about the action.

Expected 7

Dabang Delhi KC:

Vijay Malik (Raider)

Ashu Malik (Raider)

Sushant Sail (Raider)

Manjeet Chhillar (Left Cover)

Jeeva Kumar (Right Cover)

Vikash D (Left Corner)

Sandeep Narwal (Right Corner)

Squad: Joginder Narwal (C), Naveen Kumar Goyat, Ajay Thakur, Sushant Sail, Emad Sadaghatina, Neeraj Narwal, Ashu Malik, Manjeet Chhillar, Sandeep Narwal, Vijay Malik, Balram, Jeeva Kumar, Mohammad Malak, Sumit Bhainswal, Dipak Singhroha, Mohit Bhainswal, Vikash D, Vinay Narwal, Krishan Dhull

Patna Pirates:

Monu Goyat (Raider)

Prashanth Kumar Rai (Raider)

Sachin Tanwar (Raider)

Sajin Chandrasekar (Left Cover)

Neeraj Kumar (Right Cover)

Mohammadreza Shadloui (Left Corner)

Sunil Narwal (Right Corner)

Squad: Prashanth Kumar Rai (C), Neeraj Kumar (VC), Sachin Tanwar, Monu Goyat, Selvamani K, Monu Sandhu, Rajveer Chavan, Guman Singh, Rohit, Mohit, Mohammadreza Shadloui, Sajin Chandrasekar, Sahil Mann, Daniel Omondi, Shubham Shinde, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep, Manish, Sunil Narwal

Players to Watch out For

Monu Goyat (Patna Pirates)

Manjeet Chhillar (Dabang Delhi)

Mohammadreza Shadloui (Patna Pirates)

Vijay Malik (Dabang Delhi)

Sunil Narwal (Patna Pirates)

Key Battle

Vijay Malik v/s Patna Pirates defence

Vijay Malik stepped up as the main raider when Naveen was sidelined and went on score Super 10 against Steelers. Vijay was Delhi's top scorer in a 43-39 triumph when the last time Dabang fauj faced Pirates. He will be summoned by the in-form defence of his former side. Especially the right corner Sunil Narwal who scored nine tackle points against the Bulls which was the best defensive performance of the season eight so far.

Patna Pirates defensive performance so far:

10 - Matches

108 - Successful tackles

121 - Tackle points

12.1 - Average tackle points

34% - Defence contribution in total points

13 - Super tackles

10 - Tackle point scorers

6 - High 5s

5 - High 5 scorers

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