Puneri Paltan (PUN) will take on Patna Pirates (PAT) in match 17 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Tuesday, December 28. 

PUN vs PAT Dream11 prediction

Three-time PKL champions Patna Pirates take on Puneri Paltan in a crucial game on Tuesday. Both sides have won and lost a game each and will be desperately hoping to get on a winning roll. 

Patna Pirates narrowly lost their last game against U.P. Yoddha. They will look to put their disappointment behind and come with a fresh mindset against Puneri Paltan. Meanwhile, the Paltan clinched a narrow win over Telugu Titans in their previous fixture after a big loss in their opening match. They will be hoping to add another win in their kitty and climb up the points table. 

There is very little to separate between the two sides on paper although Patna Pirates hold a slender advantage given the depth of their squad. 

PUN vs PAT Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8 

Top tip: Best raider

Puneri Paltan’s Nitin Tomar will be the best pick from the raider’s category. Tomar scored seven raid points in the last match against Dabang Delhi K.C. and was one of the lone bright sparks in their disappointing 30-41 loss. Although Tomar is yet to set the tournament on fire this year, his experience of over 400 raid points in Pro Kabaddi makes him a worthy option for this match. 

Top tip: Best defender

Patna Pirates’ Neeraj Kumar will be a great pick for this clash. The right corner defender is expected to form a potent combination alongside Mohammadreza Chiyaneh at the far left corner and play a decisive role in pinning down the raider. Neeraj has a not out percentage of 78 across 41 Pro Kabaddi matches and is a reliable option in defence. At 13 credits, Neeraj Kumar is a great budget pick for this match. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder 

Amongst the all-rounders, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh will be the best option. The Iranian scored seven defensive points in the last game against U.P. Yoddha and pinned star raider Pardeep Narwal down on more than two instances. The Patna Pirates’ defender is amongst the top defenders of the season already and will be a major threat to the Puneri Paltan tonight. With 175 fantasy points to his name already, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh is a must-have pick for 14 credits. 

PUN vs PAT probable starting lineups

PUN starting 7 (probable): Nitin Tomar (captain), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite,  Sanket Sawant, Balasaheb Jadhav, Vishal Bharadwaj, Baldev Singh

PAT starting 7 (probable): Prashanth Kumar Rai (captain), Sachin Tanwar, Monu Goyat, Sandeep, Neeraj Kumar, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh, Shubham Shinde

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