PAT vs GUJ Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash sees Gujarat and Patna Pirates head out in search of their elusive fourth win in the marquee league
To say it’s a massively underwhelming season for both Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates would be a colossal understatement. Both the sides have unravelled in the seventh instalment of Pro Kabaddi League, suffering the aberrations of their inclement showings to find themselves stacked in the trenches of the points tally.
Gujarat Fortunegiants’ flabbergasting spree of defeats is a flabbergasting one, one we have not been able to work our heads around. After starting off the league in the most pristine of fashions, winning three successive clashes to vie for a spot in the annuls of the league, Gujarat has unravelled and unravelled quickly.
Currently winless in their last six fixtures, for last year’s finalists, the need to pull off a win is increasing in magnitude as the days traverse past in the marquee league. Coming into today’s clash after a week’s hiatus, the side will be looking to rectify their mistakes which saw them lose all four of their home leg encounters after having previously only suffered two defeats at home across the league.
Elsewhere Patna Pirates haven’t fared any better, sitting in a similar position with three wins from nine matches, one which places them right in the bottom of the league with 17 meagre points. They ere defeated 35-26 by the Warriors yesterday, squandering what was a solid start for them as their defence was once again rattled, a problem which has continued to push them back across their stay in the league.
Probable Playing 7
Sunil Kumar (C), Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Parvesh Bhainswal, Pankaj, More GB, Ankit
Pardeep Narwal (C), Monu, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Hadi Oshtorak, Jaideep, Vikas Jaglan, Neeraj Kumar
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Patna Pirates
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 7:30pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD
- Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, GB More
- Pardeep Narwal, Jaideep, Neeraj Kumar
PAT vs GUJ Dream 11 Picks
Defenders for PAT vs GUJ Dream11
Despite Ankit facing a horrid time in the league in the past couple of encounters, one which has seen him being substituted as well, we are going to stick with him solely due to his price tag. At 11 credits he offers excellent value even if he doesn’t play the entire encounter and with Patna Pirates failing to rise in unison on the attacking side of things, he could enjoy his time out in the middle today.
Akin to Patna Pirates, even Gujarat have relied too much on Rohit Gulia in attack to bring in raiding points for them. Sachin Tanwar and GB More have not had the best of outing in recent times, something which could spark a vital resurgence in Patna Pirates defence.
We didn’t want to invest too heavily in their defence either with us seeing this being an encounter where the raiding units dictate proceedings, seeing us bring in Neeraj Kumar, someone who has gotten 19 tackle points for the side till now.
All-Rounders for PAT vs GUJ Dream11
With Sachin Tanwar failing massively for the side this season, Rohit Gulia has emerged as the side’s best raider, cascading his way to stellar showings. The only raider in the side to have registered a super 10 this season, his toe touches and running hand touches have been too quick and articulately executed to be curtailed by defenders, seeing us pick him out as the first player here.
GB More comes in from the side as well after putting in good displays as both a raider and defender. Originally a raider, he has come up with some good tackles for his side, seeing his classification in Dream 11 change owing to this role, seeing us pick him out over here.
Raiders for PAT vs GUJ Dream11
There was only one name on our minds when we started crafting not only this segment of our side but our Dream 11 outfit for this encounter. Patna Pirates’ Pardeep Narwal is a raider extradonaire, someone whose penchant for raids is never quenching.
He registered 12 points yesterday, an incredible display which saw him imbed yet another super 10, making him an instant pick for us. We have also decided to give a go to Mohammed Esmaeil Maghsoudlou Mahalli from the side while with 44 raid points till now, we have opted for Sachin Tanwar from Gujarat.
Captain And Vice-Captain
No questions about our captain’s choice with Pardeep earning that role while Rohit is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.