Patna Pirates (PAT) will lock horns with Dabang Delhi K.C. (DEL) in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 8 final at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Friday, February 25. The match will start from 8:30 PM IST.
Led by Prashanth Kumar, three-time champions Patna Pirates have been the most dominant side in the ongoing edition of Pro Kabaddi. After finishing the league stage as table-toppers with 86 points from 22 matches, Patna Pirates defeated U.P. Yoddha 38-27 in the first semi-final to march into the PKL final.
On the other hand, Dabang Delhi K.C. stormed into their second consecutive Pro Kabaddi final after they beat Bengaluru Bulls 40-35 in the second semi-final on Wednesday. The Joginder Narwal-led side earlier finished second in the league phase with 75 points from 22 matches.
PAT vs DEL Dream11 prediction
Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi K.C. have faced each other 14 times in Pro Kabaddi League, with the Pirates leading the head-to-head record 7-6. However, Delhi defeated Patna on both occasions that they met in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. While DEL beat PAT 32-29 in their first meeting this season, they secured the double with a 26-23 victory. Going by recent form, Dabang Delhi K.C. will start as favourites to claim their maiden PKL title but it will be foolish to rule out the chances of the three-time winners.
PAT vs DEL Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8 final
Top tip: Best raider
Dabang Delhi K.C. star raider Naveen Kumar has been one the standout players in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The 22-year-old has completed 167 successful raids, accumulating 194 raid points in 16 matches this season. Having already amassed 1519 fantasy points so far, one must pick Naveen Kumar in your fantasy kabaddi team for the PKL Season 8 final.
Top tip: Best defender
Among defenders, Patna Pirates’ Neeraj Kumar will be the preferred fantasy pick for the PKL Season 8 final. The right cover defender has made 52 successful tackles, accumulating 53 tackle points including two High 5s and one Super Tackle in 22 matches this season. Sumit has already accrued 1400 fantasy points and will look to add more points to his tally against Dabang Delhi K.C. in the final.
Top tip: Best all-rounder
For the all-rounder spot, picking Mohammadreza Chiyaneh in the Pro Kabaddi Season 8 final fantasy team is a no-brainer. The Iranian all-rounder has already created history by becoming the first defender to register 10 High 5s in a single season of PKL. Selected by 94.55 per cent of fantasy players, Chiyaneh, who has 87 tackle points this season, has accumulated a staggering 2138 fantasy points and is once again expected to play an important role for Patna Pirates in the PKL final on Friday.
PAT vs DEL probable starting lineups
PAT starting 7 (probable): Sachin Tanwar, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin Chandrashekar, Prashanth Kumar (captain), Guman Singh, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
DEL starting 7 (probable): Naveen Kumar, Jeeva Kumar, Manjeet Chhillar, Vijay, Ashu Malik, Sandeep Narwal, Joginder Narwal (captain)
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