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Tamil Thalaivas vs Gujarat Giants, Pro Kabaddi (PKL), Today Match Prediction

The Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre, Bengaluru.

Do or Die for Gujarat Fortune Giants as they take on Tamil Thalaiva.

  • Placed 11th in the points table. Tamil Thalaiva will bid adieu to the league post this game.
  • The Fortune Giants are placed 8th and still have an outside chance to make it to the next stage.
  • The Fortune Giants will have to punch above their weight to win this game.

Gujarat Fortune Giants will win.

Tournament: Pro Kabaddi (PKL) | Venue: The Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre, Bengaluru.

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Season 8 of Pro Kabaddi has witnessed the maximum number of TIE games. Few teams have specialized in this SAFE Mode format, Tamil Thalaivas and Gujarat Fortune Giants being few of them. While the Tamil Thalaivas have tied 6 games out of 21, the Fortune Giants have settled for a tie in 4 out of 20 games. But this game will be a DoD for Gujarat Fortune Giants as they attempt to achieve something impossible. They are placed 8th in the points table and with 1 more game after this, they will look forward take the backdoor entry into the next stage. The Tamil Thalaiva will play for pride and honour as this is the end of the road for them. They have lost their last 5 games and are in a hurry to wrap up their journey. They lost to the Bengal Warriors by 31 points in their last game. Their fans will expect them to give some fight in their last match. The Fortune Giants need to exploit this situation to win the match by a huge margin.

Tamil Thalaivas Preview

The Thalaiva started on in safe mode as they tied 50 % of their first 10 games. Having the best defenders in the tournament did not help them as they were short of good raiders. They kept faltering and kept losing matches. But with the rise of raiders Manjeet and Ajinkya Pawar, they roared back up to the 5th place in the points table. But they fatigued in the later half of the tournament and have slipped to the 11th place in the points table with no future in this league. They fielded a second string side against the Warriors and lost by a huge margin. They need to win one last time for their fans. They played with raiders Himashu and Himashu Singh in their last match with Raju Galla spearheading the attack. They also gave opportunities to Sri Lankan Asiri Alawathge and left corner Selvam.

Defenders Sagar and Surjeet have been phenomenal in this season and one feels that they w were with the wrong team. Both have executed 109 successful tackles in 21 games. Sagar has executed 8 Super tackles and 8 high 5’s which is the highest among all teams. Raiders Manjeet and Ajinkya Pawar also impressed with their skills, with Ajinkya being their DoD specialist. They lost to the Fortune Giants by just 2 points last month and the Thalaiva will be looking for sweet revenge.

They will be playing their last league game against the Gujarat Fortune Giants who are desperate for a win. If the Thalaiva can create some hurdles, this could be an entertaining game.

Gujarat Giants Preview

The Fortune Giants have tested their fortune throughout this season. There were rigid in their approach initially, played with lot of aggression, faced Covid and made a grand comeback only to lose steam in crucial games. But they will face their final test in these last 2 league games. They play the Tamil Thaliava today and then take on traditional rivals U Mumba tomorrow. The Fortune Giant s have an outside chance to make it ahead if they win both their games by huge margins.

Initially in the season, Rakesh and Rakesh Narwal spearheaded the raiding, then it came down to Ajay Kumar and Mahendra Rajput and now it is up to raider Pradeep Kumar to earn points. Their biggest drawback through the season has been their porous defence. The famed pair of Parvesh Bhaiswal and Suni Kumar could not recreate their magic. Left corner Hawk Ravinder Pahal could not fulfil his potential. Hence the Fortune Giants have reached the 8th position on crutches. They need a fortunate boost to push them through to the eliminators. They did not do themselves any good as they were forced to Tie their last game against the Puneri Paltan, a match they dominated and should have won. With these kind of self created hurdles, the Fortune Giants take on Tamil Thalaiva. The Fortune Giants may just get a lifeline if the Thalaiva plays with a second string side as they did against the Bengal Warriors. If the Fortune Giants are not able to exploit the situation today, they have to face rivals U Mumba tomorrow. Hence they need to play with a plan rather than just gamble.

Welcome to an epic entertainer as the Gujarat Fortune Giants hope to rise from the ashes. They need to win their last 2 league games with huge margins. They have the opportunity as Tamil Thalaiva will be playing for pride. Tamil Thalaiva will go in with their reserve players like Himanshu and Himanshu Singh. They will try and spoil the party for the Fortune Giants. Gujarat’s future hinges on how their defenders perform. Left corner Girish Ernak has been the only one with some consistency. Right corner Hadi Osterack has done well in the few opportunities that he has got. Sunil Kumar and Parvesh will have to shed their reservations and play without any baggage. This might be the last chance for the Fortune Giants as a loss in this game will kick them out of the race for the play-offs.

Gujarat Fortune Giants will win.

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Author: Pankaj Khiladino