Three exciting matches were played on the opening day of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 9. Another triple panga is scheduled for the second day in Bengaluru, so it should be a lot of fun.
Patna Pirates, three-time winners, were defeated by Dabang Delhi in the championship game last season by the slimmest of margins. The Puneri Paltan team, on the other hand, was eliminated in the preliminary round.
Both the Patna Pirates and the Puneri Paltan have kept together their core groups of youthful raiders from the previous season. Most notably, Fazel Atrachali and Mohammad Nabibaksh, two of Paltan’s greatest auction acquisitions, won’t be available for the season opener.
Similarly, the Pirates’ top defender from the previous season, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, will also be out.
Given their inferior level of experience, Paltan would be heavy underdogs at the outset of the match.
Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan PKL 2021 Season Record
Patna Pirates Pro Kabaddi League 2021:
Matches Played: 24 (including semi-final and final)
Puneri Paltan Pro Kabaddi League 2021:
Matches Played: 23 (including the eliminator)
PKL 2022: Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan Squad
Patna Pirates Squad: Sachin, Monu, Anand Tomar, Sushil Gulia, Vishwas S, Rohit, Ranjit Naik, Anuj Kumar, Neeraj Kumar (C), Sunil, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Manish, Shivam Chaudhary, Naveen Sharma, Rohit Gulia, Sajin C, Sager Kumar, Abdul Insamam, Mohammadrez
Puneri Paltan Squad: Aslam Mustafa Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Aditya Tushar Shinde, Akash Santosh Shinde, Pankaj Mohite, Shubham Nitin Shelke, Fazel Atrachali, Sombir, Badal Taqdir Singh, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Alankar Kaluram Patil, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Rakesh Bhalle Ram, D Mahendra Pra
Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan Probable Playing 7
PAT Team News
No Iranian players will be available for selection.
Patna Pirates Probable 7
In addition to Neeraj Kumar and Sunil, we also have Monu, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Abdul Insamam, and Sajin in the probable playing XI of Patna Pirates for today’s match.
PUN Team News
No Iranian players are available for selection.
Puneri Paltan Probable 7
Balasaheb Jadhav, Pankaj Mohite, Sombir, Sanket Sawant, Mohit Goyat, Abinesh Nadarajan, Mohit Goyat, and Sanket Sawant.
Which Team will win Today’s Match?
While Patna’s defense has been solid all season, the Pirates could be considered heavy favorites if Sachin and Rohit Gulia do their jobs in the raiding department. The fate of Paltan rests on the shoulders of Aslam and Mohit.
Prediction: The Pirates will take home the victory.