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PUNE VS. PATNA: INDIAN KABADDI LEAGUE 2021-22, MATCH 17 | PREDICTION, PLAYING 7 AND FANTASY KABADDI TIPS

Match 17 of the Indian Kabaddi League will take place at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield in Bengaluru on December 28. Both Pune and Patna are on the comeback trail after a couple of disappointing seasons. With line-ups having changed a lot since the 2019 season, only time will tell if either side is equipped for a title challenge. 

After being thrashed by Delhi in their opening game, Pune climbed the table with a thrilling one-point win against Telugu. In Mohit Goyat, Rahul Chaudhari, Vishal Bhardwaj and others, they boast a wealth of experience. Now they need to find a combination that can trouble the best teams.   

After seeing off Haryana in a close and high-scoring game, Patna – the champions of seasons 3, 4 and 5 – were edged out 36-36 by UP in their last game. What would have made the loss extra painful was the fact that Pardeep Narwal, once their biggest star, now plays for UP. The onus is now on Prashanth Kumar, Monu Goyat and Mohammadreza Chiyaneh to show that Patna can overcome that loss and make the play-offs for the first time since their last title win. 

Match Details

  • Game: Pune vs. Patna, Match 17
  • Venue: Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru
  • Date & Time: Dec. 28, 2021, at 7:30 PM IST
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Probable Playing 7

Pune

Mohit Goyat, Pankaj Mohite, Nitin Tomar (C), Sanket Sawant, Abinesh Nadarajan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sombir

Patna

Monu Goyat, Prashant Kumar (C), Sachin, Sajin, Neeraj Kumar, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Sunil

Head-to-Head Record

The three-time champions have dominated Pune down the years, losing just 2 times across 7 seasons and 15 matches.

            Matches  Pune Won  Patna Won        Draws
                  15                  2                  11            2

Previous Season Results

With Amit Kumar and Amit Mohite starring, Pune enjoyed a rare big win in their first encounter in 2019. But Patna repaid the favour with interest later in the season, with Pardeep Narwal – now with UP – scoring 18 points in a thumping win. 

  • Match 26: Patna 20 – 41 Pune 41
  • Match 92: Pune 33 – 55 Patna

Top Fantasy Picks

Defender

  • Abinesh Nadarajan was outstanding in the game against Telugu, with 1 super tackle and 5 points from the 6 he attempted. In past seasons, Pune have struggled to contain Patna’s attacking might. This new talent could well hold the key to changing that trend.  

All-rounder

  • Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, the most expensive overseas signing, has already started repaying Patna. He has 2 super tackles and 9 tackle points from 2 games, and has been successful in 58% of his tackle attempts.

 Raider

  • Monu Goyat is back with Patna after seasons with Haryana and UP, and is the one to watch. He has scored 20 points in the season already. More importantly, he has been successful in 64% of his raids.

Howzat Dream Team

  • Defenders: Abinesh Nadarajan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Neeraj Kumar 
  • All-rounders: Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
  • Raiders: Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar, Nitin Tomar
  • Captain: Monu Goyat/Nitin Tomar
  • Vice Captain: Prashant Kumar/Abinesh Nadarajan
India Kabaddi League 2021-22, Match 17: PUN vs PAT – HOWZAT Dream Team

NOTE: The Howzat dream team above is just a suggestion. You can select your own team from today’s fantasy kabaddi prediction and play all the upcoming matches of India Kabaddi League. Also, don’t forget to make any necessary changes to your team once the actual playing 7 is announced by each team as some players you have selected might not be part of the team suggested.

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