In Match 92 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, home team Puneri Paltan will lock horns with Pardeep Narwal’s Patna Pirates at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Sunday. Patna Pirates are on a two match winning streak after successive defeats. If Patna manages to secure a win in today’s match, they will move to the ninth position on PKL 2019 points table. On the other hand, Puneri Paltan started their home campaign with a win against Gujarat Fortunegiants on Saturday with Girish Ernak coming back into form with four tackle points. With Jang Kun Lee back in the Patna Pirates line-up it would be interesting to see whether Pune’s defence able to stop Pardeep Narwal, who has been on roll again this season, completing 1,000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi League history.
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Puneri Paltan Defence Best In PKL
Puneri Paltan leads the league in average tackle points scored per match. The team is also one of the best at protecting the bonus line. Pune have given the least average bonus points per match.
|Highest Avg. Tackle Points - PKL 7||Lowest Avg. Bonus Pts. Conceded - PKL 7|
|Team||Avg. Tackle Points||Team||Avg. Bonus Pts. Conceded|
|Puneri Paltan||11.2||Puneri Paltan||2.4|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||10.9||Gujarat Fortunegiants||3.3|
|Haryana Steelers||10.9||Jaipur Pink Panthers||3.5|
|Top 2 Defensive Performance – PKL 7|
|Bengaluru Bulls||Telugu Titans, M#31||19|
|Puneri Paltan||Gujarat Fortunegiants, M#89||18|
Puneri Paltan are an unstoppable team when their defence gets going and Pune’s victories this season have been dependent on their defensive performance. Pune’s defence averages 15.6 tackle points per match in victories as compared 9.7 tackle points in other matches. Pune’s tackle SR is also impressive in victories. Pune has a Tackle SR of 57 in wins. But in other matches the team has a tackle SR below 40.
|Puneri Paltan Defence - PKL 2019|
|In Wins||Other Matches|
|15.6||Avg. Tackle Points||9.7|
|15||Avg. Raid Points Conceded||19.1|
|12.6||Avg. Failed Tackles||16.7|
In their first meeting against Puneri Paltan, Pardeep Narwal was kept off-court for 27:20 mins of the match and it is the longest for Pardeep Narwal this season. Pardeep Narwal has been out for the most raids against Puneri Paltan sitting out for 60 raids. Pardeep Narwal this season has an average out raid of 34 and it is most by any raider.
|Avg. no. of Raids Off Court in a Match – PKL 7|
|Raider||Avg. Raids off court|
|Matches Where Pardeep Has Been On the bench > 40 Raids|
|Match||No. of Raids Out|
|Vs. Puneri Paltan, M#26||60|
|Vs. Tamil Thalaivas, M#16||49|
|Vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers, M#23||48|
|Vs. Bengaluru Bulls, M#74||48|
Nitin Tomar has not been able to showcase his raiding skills this season due to his injury. But yesterday against Gujarat Fortunegiants, Nitin Tomar was the best raider for the team scoring his 1st SUPER 10 this season. Nitin Tomar has had a mixed season so far. Nitin Tomar has not been consistent. He had not been able convert the starts into big scoring numbers. But last night might be the start Nitin Tomar was looking for.
|Nitin Tomar - PKL 7|
|0 - 2 Raid Points||3 - 5 Raid Points||6 - 8 Raid Points||9 and above|
|No. of Matches||2||2||3||1|
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