Patna Pirates – the most successful team in the Pro Kabaddi League – are yet to win a game, Dabang Delhi can’t stop winning games and UP Yudhas’ defensive woes continue.
Here is the PKL 9 week 2 summary in numbers:
Signs of sections of the crowd chanting “RCB, RCB” when Bengaluru Bulls played. IPL isn’t over, are we?
Seconds were left when Siddharth Desai of Telugu Titans inadvertently crossed the mid-line. Siddharth scored two crucial points all but ensured his team’s victory, but alas he went ahead by a second too soon. Aslam Inamdar stepped in and scored two points to give Poneri Paltan a last-gasp win.
Defending champions Dabang Delhi are unbeaten in their opening five matches. They are the only team to have only one win against their name so far.
Patna Pirates have scored total points in as many games. There are no wins to show for it. Not a good look for PKL’s most successful team.
Sachin Tanwar of Patna Pirates and Rakesh of Gujarat Giants scored the most do-or-die raid points.
Dabang Delhi captain Naveen Kumar averages 13.59 points per match. He has 58 raid points and five Super 10s to his name.
Girish Maruti Ernak is the most successful defender in PKL9 with 20 points. Girish, who plays in the left corner position for the Bengal Warriors, is also the only defender to register two high-fives.
Bengal Warriors beat Patna Pirates 54-26 with the biggest margin of victory so far in PKL9. Pirates couldn’t manage a single all-out and managed just seven tackle points.
Gujarat Giants captain Chandran Ranjeet scored 20 points – 39% of the team’s total points – in his team’s morale-boosting win over UP Yudhas.
Dabang Delhi’s point difference after first five matches They have won their two games by a margin of 20 points.
Points between Gujarat Giants and UP Yudha. The Giants won 51-45 in PKL9’s highest scoring game ever.
A side known for its defensive prowess, UP Yudhas’ backline has been poor this season conceding 194 points. The defense managed just three tackle points in Wednesday’s loss to the Gujarat Giants.