PKL 2019 Day 32 highlights: Naveen stars as Delhi beat UP Yoddha 36-27

Telugu Titans' star raider Siddharth 'Baahubali Desai' at his raiding best against UPYoddha
On Day 32 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Bengaluru Bulls thrashed PKL table topper Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-30, while Dabang Delhi continue their winning run at home as they defeated UP Yoddha 36-27 at the Thayagraj Sports Complex, New Delhi, in the second match. Now, Dabang Delhi have climbed to the top position of PKL 2019 points table.

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UP Yoddha ALL OUT; 13-10

Naveen Kumar scores two touch points

Jaipur ALL OUT; 10-27

Ajinkya Pawar scores a bonus but gets tackled

HALF TIME: Jaipur Pink Panther 8 | 22 Bengaluru Bulls

Jaipur's raiders have failed as Bengaluru Bulls take 14 points lead in first half. Jaipur need some big points from Deepak Hooda in second half to make a comeback

A touch point for Deepak Narwal; 5-15

First pont for Jaipur after 5 minutes
After 12 minutes into the game, Bengaluru Bulls have initiated an ALL OUT against Jaipur

Jaipur vs Bengaluru: Here is the starting seven of both the teams

Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls
Amit Hooda Right Corner Saurabh Nandal
Deepak Hooda © Right In Pawan Sehrawat
Sunil Siddhgavali Right Cover Mahendra Singh
Nilesh Salunke Center Mohit Sehrawar
Vishal Left Cover Mahender Singh
Deepak Narwal Left In Rohit Kumar ©
Sandeep Dhull Left Corner Amit Sheoran
 

AN AREA OF CONCERN: EXPERIENCING A DIP IN D-O-D RAID PERFORMANCE

 
In the first 4 matches, Jaipur have capitalized in D-o-D raids to good effect having a raid SR of 70.
However, in the last 5 matches Jaipur’s raid SR in D-o-D situation has reduced to 44 and have 56% of failed D-o-D raids.

Jaipur Raid Unit in PKL 7 - Performance in D-o-D raids
First 4 Mts Vs. Last 6 Mts
27 D-o-D Raids 44
48% Failed raid% 59%
70 Raid SR 48
 
 

ROHIT KUMAR A NON-FACTOR FOR MUCH OF THE SEASON

 
Rohit Kumar has scored 5 or more raid points just 3 times this season. 
o 2 of these games Bengaluru ended up losing despite Rohit’s performances
o Against Delhi on Saturday, Rohit had his worst game of the season finishing with 0 raid points from 6 raids
The production has been an issue along with his low raid SR. His 40 raid points have come at a raid SR of just 34.  
Among raiders to have gone for at least 75 raids, Rohit has the joint highest raid failure rate along with Siddharth Desai. 

Highest Raid Failure % – PKL 7 (min. 75 raids)
Raider Matches Raids Failed % Empty %
Siddharth Desai 10 142 31% 26%
Rohit Kumar 10 118 31% 44%
Shrikant Jadhav 9 99 30% 41%
Naveen 9 98 30% 36%
 

Bengaluru Bulls are worst raiding team in PKL 2019

Worst Performing Teams in DoD Raids – PKL 7
Team Raid Points Raid SR
Bengaluru Bulls 19 43
Telugu Titans 26 43
Patna Pirates 29 45
 

BULLS STILL STRUGGLING IN DoD RAIDS

 
The Bengaluru Bulls along with their star raider have been struggling this season in DoD raids. 
Out of 12 raids in DoD so far, he has been successful just 6 times. 
Pawan Sehrawat – PKL 2019
  Raids Raid Points Raid SR
In DoD Raids 12 6 50
 

JAIPUR vs BENGALURU: PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD

 
(All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows PKL 6)
Deepak Hooda (JAI) 4 – 3 Ashish Sangwan (BLR) [2-2 in PKL 6]
Deepak Hooda (JAI) 6 – 5 Mahender Singh (BLR) [5-4 in PKL 6]
Deepak Narwal (JAI) 3 – 0 Ashish Sangwan (BLR) [2-0 in PKL 6]
Deepak Narwal (JAI) 3 – 3 Mahender Singh (BLR) [0-1 in PKL 6]
Nilesh Salunke (JAI) 1 – 4 Mahender Singh (BLR) [0-2 in PKL 6]
Nilesh Salunke (JAI) 3 – 5 Ashish Sangwan (BLR) [0-2 in PKL 6]
Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 5 – 4 Sandeep Dhull (JAI) [5-2 in PKL 6]
Rohit Kumar (BLR) 10 – 5 Amit Hooda (JAI) [all in PKL 6]
Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 5 – 1 Amit Hooda (JAI) [all in PKL 6]
Rohit Kumar (BLR) 9 – 6 Sandeep Dhull (JAI) [1-3 in PKL 6]
Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 8 – 1 Sunil Sidhgavali (JAI) [all in PKL 6]
 

KEY BATTLE: SANDEEP DHULL vs. PAWAN SEHRAWAT

The top raider of PKL 7 taking on the top defender of PKL 7 is going to be a fascinating battle that could decide the fate of the contest.
They have a very close H2H with Pawan just marginally ahead 5-4.
This battle will be all the more crucial as Pawan’s record against Jaipur’s right corner Amit Hooda (5-1) and right cover Sunil Sidhgavali (8-1) is very one-sided. 
 
Sandeep Dhull vs. Pawan Sehrawat (5-4)

 
Sandeep Dhull Successful Tackles     Pawan Sehrawat Successful Raids
0     0
0 0     0 0
1 0     0 1
1 2     1 3
0     0
 

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Highest raid failure percentage

Highest Raid Failure % – PKL 7 (min. 75 raids)
Raider Matches Raids Failed % Empty %
Siddharth Desai 10 142 31% 26%
Rohit Kumar 10 118 31% 44%
Shrikant Jadhav 9 99 30% 41%
Naveen 9 98 30% 36%
 

Jaipur Defence Among The Most Trustworthy

  • Jaipur Pink Panthers have been one of the consistent defence units in terms of their performances this season.

  • Jaipur’s defence has scored single-digit tackle points just twice in their 10 matches so far

  • Once in the loss against Delhi (3 tackle points) and once in the loss against U.P. Yoddha (9 tackle points)

  • Led by their left corner Sandeep Dhull, Jaipur’s defence has performed under pressure and come to the team’s rescue many times. And this can be seen from their tackle SR.

  • Jaipur have 5 defenders with a tackle SR of 55 and higher in their team (min. 2 matches)

  • No other team in PKL 7 has managed this feat so far

  • Jaipur are also one of only 2 teams in the league (along with U Mumba) to have 3 defenders score more than 20 tackle points

Bengaluru Bulls PKL 2019 Record

o             5 Wins, 5 Losses, 0 Ties
 
o             Last Match: Lost to Dabang Delhi 31 – 33

Jaipur Pink Panthers PKL 2019 Record

  • 7 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Tie
  • Last Match: Lost to Telugu Titans 21 – 24

JAIPUR vs BENGALURU: HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 11 | Jaipur Pink Panthers – 6| Bengaluru Bulls – 4 | Tied - 1
 
•             Jaipur Pink Panthers have a narrow 6-4 edge over Bengaluru Bulls with one match ending in a tie.
 
•             Even in their last 5 matches each team has won twice each with one match ending in a tie.
 
•             However Bengaluru Bulls have won the last 2 meetings and will be looking for their third consecutive win against Jaipur.
 
•             Their last meeting was a 40-32 win for Bengaluru
 
o             This was Jaipur’s last match of the season in PKL 6
 
o             Pawan Sehrawat scored a big SUPER 10 with 16 raid points
 
o             Deepak Hooda had a SUPER 10 for Jaipur with 13 raid points
 
o             Sandeep Dhull and Amit Sheoran were the top defenders in the game with 4 tackle points each

Delhi vs UP preview: Naveen Kumar eyeing 8th super 10

In Match 59 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Dabang Delhi will take on UP Yoddha at Thayagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Sunday. Delhi raider Naveen Kumar has had one of the best starts in his PKL career. After yesterday’s match against Bengaluru Bulls, Kumar has scored seven SUPER 10s in PKL 2019. He has also 2nd in the most raid points scored this season. He has a raid point average of 11 which is the 2nd best in the league. Kumar, with yesterday’s SUPER 10, also made it his 6th consecutive Super 10 for the season. It is also the joint 2nd most consecutive SUPER 10 in PKL for a raider in a single season.

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Jaipur vs Bengaluru preview: Can Jaipur's defence stop Pawan Sehrawat?

In Match 58 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Jaipur Pink Panthers will take on Bengaluru Bulls at the Thayagraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Sunday. This match will be a clash between one of the top defensive units (Jaipur) against one of the best raiding units (Bengaluru) in PKL 2019. Jaipur Pink Panthers have the best tackle point average and tackle strike rate among all teams. Meanwhile, Bengaluru Bulls have the secnd best raid point average and raid strike rate. Today’s first match will also see the best raider in Pro Kabaddi 2019 battle the best defender – Pawan Sehrawat vs Sandeep Dhull.

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