In the first encounter of Patna Pirates home leg, the hosts will square off against the Jaipur Pink Panthers in match 23 of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna.

Jaipur Panthers have dominated the Patna Pirates in the opening match of the Patna leg of Pro Kabaddi 2019. The Panthers have managed to inflict an all-out on the Pirates and lead 15-9 at half time. Ajinkyaa, Sandeep, Amit have picked up three points each for the Panthers while on the other, Pirates skipper Pardeep has managed to pick up only two points.

Dhull has two high 5s from the past three games and will be a key to keep the threat of Pardeep Narwal at Bay. Moreover, Pardeep Narwal has not been in the greatest of form with just 18 points from three games and will even need to bring his A-game to the fore to challenge Jaipur defensive unit.

The Patna have two wins from the past three games but have a lot of issues to address. Barring Pardeep, none of the other raiders have been able to make an impact, with Jang Kun Lee even finding himself on the benches for an extended period of time.

Jaideep return to form is certainly one of their biggest positives and his alliance along with the right corner defender Hadi, who has 7 tackle points from three games will be so much crucial. Monu, who has made an impact with 9 points, will also have a massive role to play in this game.

Head to head record

Matches played: 12

Won by Patna Pirates: 8

Won by Jaipur Pink Panthers: 4

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