Pro Kabaddi 2019 preview: Top 3 raiders of PKL to feature in today's match

Pardeep Narwal had the most failed raids among all raiders in D-o-D raids with 26

Pardeep Narwal, Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates, PKL 2019
Pardeep Narwal in action

In Match 83 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Tamil Thalaivas will take on Patna Pirates at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Monday. The top 3 raiders in all of PKL will feature in this match. But this season, only Pardeep has been performing of the three. The Tamil Thalaivas duo of Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur has been a non-factor so far and their teams lie at the bottom half of the PKl points table. 

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Top 3 Raid Point Scorers – PKL Overall
Raider Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR
Pardeep Narwal 97 990 10.2 58
Rahul Chaudhari 114 915 8.0 48
Ajay Thakur 115 790 6.9 47
Pardeep has been a one-man show for his Patna Pirates scoring 132 raid points and has been scoring regularly after a slow start. Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur, meanwhile, have been well below their best. Ajay is averaging under five raid points per match while Rahul Chaudhari has only been able to score 90 raid points.

Pardeep, Ajay & Rahul – PKL 2019
Raider Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts. Raid SR
Pardeep Narwal 13 132 10.2 53
Rahul Chaudhari 14 90 6.4 44
Ajay Thakur 13 58 4.5 34
Patna misusing Pardeep Narwal in do-or-die

Patna Pirates have made it harder for themselves with some of the decision making as far as raiding is concerned. As such there is huge dependence on Pardeep to score raid points for the team this season and they are making it harder for him with the way they are using him in do-or-die raids. In PKL 2019, Pardeep Narwal had the most failed raids (26) among all raiders in D-o-D raids. However, this should be taken in context because he has gone for 43 Do or Die raids this season, also more than any other raider.

Highest No. of DoD Raids - PKL 7   Most Unsuccessful Raids in DoD - PKL 7
Raider Raids   Raider Failed Raids
Pardeep Narwal 43   Pardeep Narwal 26
Rahul Chaudhari 37   Rahul Chaudhari 22
Vikas Kandola 31   Siddharth Desai 17
Even in the last two seasons where Pardeep scored a number of raid points, Do-or-Die raiding was never his strongest suit. Pardeep is at his best when looking for raid points in the first and second raids and not necessarily in the third raid. This season he has already taken more D-o-D raids than what he did in the entire season in PKL 5 and PKL 6.

Pardeep Narwal in DoD Raids – Comparison
Season DoD Raids Unsuccessful Raids Failed Raid %
PKL 5 36 19 53%
PKL 6 26 11 42%
PKL 7 43 26 60%

(All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows since PKL 6)

  • Pardeep Narwal (PAT) 26 – 16 Manjeet Chhillar (CHE) [12 – 9 since PKL 6]
  • Pardeep Narwal (PAT) 6 – 4 Mohit Chhillar (CHE) [2 – 1 since PKL 6]
  • Pardeep Narwal (PAT) 16 – 9 Ran Singh (CHE) [1 – 4 since PKL 6]
  • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 12 – 4 Jaideep (PAT) [6 – 3 since PKL 6]
  • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 5 – 1 Jawahar (PAT) [3 – 0 since PKL 6]
  • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 8 – 3 Jaideep (PAT) [7 – 1 since PKL 6]
  • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 10 – 2 Jawahar (PAT) [5 – 1 since PKL 6]