In Match 64 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Telugu Titans will look to continue their four-match winning streak when they lock horns with Puneri Paltan at Thayagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Friday. On the other hand, Pune have lost their three out of five matches and are looking to get back to winning ways. For Titans, Siddharth Desai has been performing to his potential in the past few matches. He struggled in the first few matches and his movement lacked the pace, which he showed last season.
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In the match against Haryana Steelers, Siddharth Desai showed why he was the highest sold player in this season’s auctions. He scored 18 raid points at a raid strike rate of 100. It was the 2nd best performance of his PKL career. He has picked up the momentum, scoring 43 of his 71 raid points in the last 5 matches. Both his SUPER 10s have also come in the last 5 matches. Siddharth Desai is only 11 points away from reaching 300 raid points and looking at his recent form, he may achieve the feat in today’s match.
|Siddharth Desai - PKL 2019|
|First 5 matches||Last 5 matches|
|5.6||Avg. Raid points||8.6|
|40%||Failed Raid %||23%|
Surjeet Singh key to Pune’s success
Surjeet Singh has scored 26 tackle points till now in PKL 2019 and he has been the most crucial player for his team in wins this season. Surjeet Singh has scored 17 of his 26 tackle points when the team has won or tied the match this season. He averages 4.3 tackle points in wins and tied matches as compared 1.3 tackle points in losses. He also has an amazing tackle strike rate of 68 in wins and ties as compared to a tackle strike rate of 35 in losses.
|Surjeet Singh - Pro Kabaddi 2019|
|In Wins and Ties||In Losses|
|4.3||Avg. Tackle Points||1.5|
|36%||Failed Tackle %||77%|
Head to head, Telugu Titans have won six out of 12 matches, while Puneri Paltan have won five matches.
|Match No.||Telugu Titans||Puneri Paltan||Result|
|PKL 6, Match 123||20||35||Puneri Paltan won by 15 points|
|PKL 6, Match 60||28||25||Telugu Titans won by 3 points|
|PKL 5, Match 65||37||42||Puneri Paltan won by 5 points|
|PKL 4, 3/4th Place||35||40||Puneri Paltan won by 5 points|
|PKL 4, Match 34||32||29||Telugu Titans won by 3 points|
Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan probable starting seven
|Telugu Titans||Vs||Puneri Paltan|
|Abozar Mighani ©||Right Corner||Hadi Tajik|
|Amit Kumar||Right In||Manjeet|
|Farhad Milaghardan||Right Cover||Surjeet Singh ©|
|Siddharth Desai||Center||Nitin Tomar|
|C. Arun||Left Cover||Balasaheb Jadhav|
|Suraj Desai||Left In||Pankaj Mohite|
|Vishal Bhardwaj||Left Corner||Girish Ernak|
Date and Day: August 30, 2019, Friday.
Venue: Thayagraj Sports Complex, New Delhi
Time: 7:30 pm IST
The Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan will broadcast live on Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 2 with English Commentary and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi with Hindi Commentary. The live streaming of Hyderabad vs Pune kabaddi match will be available on Hotstar in various languages.