Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Preview: UP Yoddha Vs Gujarat Fortunegiants

Gujarat Fortunegiants as a unit has been great in the defence. The team has a Tackle SR of 51 and it is the best Tackle SR for a team this season.

Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Preview: UP Yoddha Vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Pro Kabaddi League 2019, Preview: UP Yoddha Vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
By: ABP Live
Updated: 09 Sep 2019 03:24 PM
Gujarat Fortunegiants have been undefeated against UP Yoddha in PKL. In their first meeting in PKL 7, Gujarat won by 25 points beating UP Yoddha 44 – 19. It is Gujarat’s biggest win this season. Gujarat Fortunegiants were dominant in both raiding and defending outscoring UP Yoddha. In raiding, Gujarat scored 23 raid points to UP Yoddha’s 12 and in defence Gujarat scored 14 tackles points to UP Yoddha’s 5.

Rohit Gulia (GUJ) was the star raider in the team scoring a SUPER 10. He scored 10 raid points from his 18 raids. Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) was the key defender for the team scoring a HIGH 5. He scored 6 tackle points from his 6 tackles. He was perfect in the match. For UP Yoddha, Shrikant Jadhav was the top raider scoring 5 raid points and Nitesh Kumar was top defender scoring 2 tackle points.


Nitesh Kumar and Sumit have been the defenders for the team picking up bulk of the points. Similarly Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal have been initiators in the defence for Gujarat Fortunegiants. Both these defensive pairs have scored at an average above 5 tackle points per match and also have a minimum Tackle SR of 55. Each of these pairs have scored 5 HIGH 5s each.

Sumit has been the one of the best defenders of the season. He has scored 43 tackle points this season and is 3 rd best in the league.

Gujarat Fortunegiants as a unit has been great in the defence. The team has a Tackle SR of 51 and it is the best Tackle SR for a team this season. They are the only team to have a Tackle SR above 50. But when it comes to defending in 4-5 DIP both these teams are the best. UP Yoddha have scored the most tackle points in 4-5 DIP and Gujarat Fortunegiants have the best Tackle SR in 4-5 DIP.

Nitesh Kumar in the last 2 matches has scored 2 consecutive HIGH 5. In the first 11 matches this season Nitesh Kumar did not have any HIGH 5s. In PKL 6 also, Nitesh Kumar did not score a HIGH 5 until the 12 th match (start of 2 nd half). Nitesh Kumar this season in the first 11 matches averaged just 2.1 tackle points per match at a Tackle SR of 49. But in the last 2 matches he has averaged 6.0 tackle points and has an amazing Tackle SR of 100.

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD
(All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows since PKL 6)
• Monu Goyat (U.P.) 6 – 10 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [4 – 5 since PKL 6]
• Monu Goyat (U.P.) 7 – 7 Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) [3 – 5 since PKL 6]
• Shrikant Jadhav (U.P.) 3 – 5 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [2 – 5 since PKL 6]
• Shrikant Jadhav (U.P.) 8 – 9 Parvesh Bhainswal (GUJ) [6 – 5 since PKL 6]
• Rishank Devadiga (U.P.) 2 – 3 Sunil Kumar (GUJ) [1 – 1 since PKL 6]
• Rohit Gulia (GUJ) 4 – 3 Nitesh Kumar (U.P.) [All since PKL 6]
• Rohit Gulia (GUJ) 2 – 1 Sumit (U.P) [All since PKL 6]
• Sachin (GUJ) 3 – 3 Nitesh Kumar (U.P.) [3 – 2 since PKL 6]
• Sachin (GUJ) 2 – 1 Sumit (U.P.) [All Since PKL 6]

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