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M#48 – Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan 

M#48 – Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 2 | Tamil Thalaivas – 1 | Puneri Paltan – 1 | Tie – 0

  • Both the teams have met only twice in PKL and have won one match each.
  • In their first meeting, Puneri Paltan won the match comfortably beating Tamil Thalaivas 33 – 20.
  • But in their last meeting (in PKL 6), Tamil Thalaivas made the H2H even beating Pune 36 – 31.
    • Ajay Thakur (CHE) was the best raider scoring a SUPER 10 (12 Raid Points).
    • Manjeet Chhillar was the best defender (CHE) scoring 4 tackle points.
    • For Pune, More GB scored a SUPER 10 (10 raid points) and Nitin Tomar also assisted scoring 8 raid points.
  • Tamil Thalaivas PKL 7 Record
    • 4 Wins, 3 Losses, 1 Ties
    • Last Match: Lost to Bengaluru Bulls 21 – 32.
  • Puneri Paltan PKL 7 Record
    • 2 Wins, 5 Losses, 0 Tie
    • Last Match: Lost to Jaipur Pink Panthers 33 – 25.

Read More: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Points Table

Head-to-head (Last 5 Meetings)

Match No. Tamil Thalaivas Puneri Paltan Result
PKL 6, M#30 36 31 Tamil Thalaivas won by 5 points
PKL 5, M#100 20 33 Puneri Paltan won by 13 points

PROBABLE 7

Tamil Thalaivas Vs. Puneri Paltan
Mohit Chhillar Right Corner Shubham Shinde
Rahul Chaudhari Right In Amit Kumar
Ajeet Right Cover Surjeet Singh ©
Shabeer Bappu Center Nitin Tomar
Manjeet Chhillar Left Cover Jadhav Shahaji
Ajay Thakur © Left In Manjeet
Ran Singh Left Corner Girish Ernak

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Nitin Tomar (PUN) is 12 raid points away from reaching 400 raid points in PKL.
  • Girish Ernak (PUN) is 4 tackle points away from reaching 250 tackle points in PKL.

CONTEST STORY

CAN RAHUL CHAUDHARI GET HIS MOJO BACK AGAINST PUNE’S DEFENSIVE DUO GIRISH AND SURJEET
  • Puneri Paltan are among the best defensive teams in PKL 7. Both the team are in the top 3 of highest average tackle points per match.
  • Pune have conceded only 9 bonus points till now that is an average of just an average of 1.3 bonus points per match.
Highest Avg. Tackle Points – PKL 7 Least Bonus Points Conceded – PKL 7
Team Avg. Tackle points Team Bonus Points Conceded
Jaipur Pink Panthers 11.6 Puneri Paltan 9
Tamil Thalaivas 10.7 Tamil Thalaivas 21
Puneri Paltan 10.7 Jaipur Pink Panthers 24

 

PUNE DEFENCE DROP IN PERFORMANCE

  • Puneri Paltan defence have performed at their best this season whenever they have won the match.
    • In win Puneri Paltan have averaged 15.0 tackle points per match at a Tackle SR of 52.
    • But in Losses the team has averaged only 9.0 tackle points per match at a Tackle SR of 39.
Puneri Paltan Defence – PKL 7
  Matches Tackle Points Avg. Tackle Points Tackle SR Failed Tackle %
In Wins 2 30 15.0 52 50%
In Losses 5 45 9.0 39 68%

 

  • Surjeet Singh and Girish Ernak are the experienced defenders in the setup. But they have been inconsistent this season.
    • Both these defender have a tackle SR above 45 this season.
    • But, both the players were scoreless for 2 matches each in PKL 7.
      • Girish: vs. U Mumba and vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers.
      • Surjeet Singh: vs. Haryana Steelers and vs. Bengal Warriors.
    • Girish is the only defender in the team to have registered a HIGH 5 this season.
Surjeet Singh and Girish Ernak – PKL 7
Defender Matches Tackle Points High 5s Avg. Tackle Pts Tackle SR
Girish Ernak 7 18 1 2.6 49
Surjeet Singh 7 13 0 1.9 46

  • The team has been one the best teams in Super Tackle situations. They have made a total of 11 Super Tackles in PKL 7 and are joint 2nd best in PKL.
    • Both Girish Ernak and Surjeet Singh have made 3 Super Tackles each. As a pair they have been involved in 3 Super Tackles.
Most Super Tackles – PKL 7
Team Super Tackle
Bengaluru Bulls 14
Patna Pirates 11
Puneri Paltan 11
Gujarat Fortunegiants 8

 

  • But one of the biggest problem Pune defence has during the 4-5 DIP and it is most difficult situation for the raiders. Pune during this setup have the lowest Tackle SR during this situation and also have scored the least Tackle points in this situation.
Lowest Tackle SR in 4-5 DIP – PKL 7   Lowest Tackle Points in 4-5 DIP – PKL 7
Team Tackle SR Team Tackle Points
Bengaluru Bulls 35 Puneri Paltan 14
Puneri Paltan 35 Bengal Warriors 17
U Mumba 40 U Mumba 17

 

  • Pune this season have made the most average tackles. Due to their aggressive approach Pune also have made the most average failed tackles per match.
    • Pune also have inflicted the 2nd lowest all-outs in PKL 7 (All-out inflicted: 3)
    • Pune have also conceded the 2nd most all-outs in PKL 7 (All outs conceded: 12)
Highest Avg. Failed Tackles – PKL 7
  Matches Avg. Tackles Made Avg. Failed Tackles
Puneri Paltan 7 24.9 15.7
Bengaluru Bulls 8 23.3 14.6
Haryana Steelers 7 24.4 14.6

 

RAHUL CHAUDHARI NEEDS TO START CLICKING FOR HOME LEG SUCCESS

  • Rahul Chaudhari has been the lead raider for the team in the start of the season. But in the last few matches Ajay Thakur has taken the load.
  • Rahul Chaudhari has had a greater effect in the team’s wins and also in the performance of the raiding unit.
    • In wins, Rahul averages 8.7 raid points and also scored 2 Super 10s.
    • In Losses, Rahul Chaudhari has scored at an average of 4.5 and his raid SR is below 40.

Rahul Chaudhari – PKL 7
In Wins   Other Matches
26 Raid Points 18
8.7 Avg. Raid Points 4.5
51 Raid SR 38
22% Failed Tackle % 28%

 

  • In the last match against Bengaluru Bulls, Rahul Chaudhari had just had 2 raid points in his 7 raids.
  • He was substituted in the 2nd half by V Ajith Kumar after his poor performance in the match.
  • Rahul Chaudhari against Bengaluru Bulls should have scored more against a defence which had a Tackle SR 45.
  • One of the biggest problems faced by the team is the inability of their star raiders not click at the same time. Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur have not been able to produce good performances in the same match.
  • Both these raiders are 2nd (Rahul Chaudhari) and 3rd (Ajay Thakur) in the most raid points scored in PKL. But this season the team averages 4th lowest in raid point average with 14.9 raid points per match.
  • Rahul Chaudhari has been the best raider for the team in DoD Raids but other raiders in the team have not been able to replicate the same performance. Tamil Thalaivas have the 3rd lowest raid SR in DoD raids.
Lowest Raid SR in DoD – PKL 7
Team Raid SR
Telugu Titans 33
Bengaluru Bulls 43
Tamil Thalaivas 48

Read More: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 schedule

AJAY THAKUR AND SHABEER BAPPU PROVIDES A SPARK IN RAIDING

  • While Rahul Chaudhari has not been in his prime in the last 3 matches, Ajay Thakur and Shabeer Bappu have stepped up in place.
  • Ajay Thakur who averaged 4 raid points per game in the first 4 matches has averaged 5.3 raid points per game in the last 3 matches.
  • Shabeer Bappu in the recent matches has also been putting the effort in raiding by pitching in. He has averaged from 1 raid points in first 4 matches to 3.3 raid points in the last 3 matches.
  • Shabeer Bappu has also increased his Raid SR from being below 20 in the first 4 matches to having a Raid SR of 32 in the last 3 matches.
First 4 Matches Vs. Last 3 Matches
Ajay Thakur Shabeer Bappu Ajay Thakur Shabeer Bappu
4.3 1 Avg. Raid Pts 5.3 3.3
26% 17% Failed Raid% 27% 10%
34 17 Raid SR 36 32

 

V AJITH KUMAR – A GOOD RAIDING PROSPECT

  • V Ajith Kumar has been subbed in in the first 2 matches for Shabeer Bappu and also in the last match for Rahul Chaudhari during the last man situation.
  • He has been able to get points with the limited playing time given to him. He was the team’s best raider in yesterday’s match against Bengaluru Bulls scoring 4 raid points at a Raid SR of 57.
  • He has scored 8 raid points till now and all have been touch points.
  • He can be a scoring option for the team in case both their star raiders fail to score in a match.
V Ajith Kumar – PKL 7
Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts Raid SR
4 8 2 44

 

KEY BATTLE: SUJEET SINGH VS RAHUL CHAUDHARI AND AJAY THAKUR

  • Surjeet Singh has a positive H2H against both of Tamil Thalaivas star raiders Ajay Thakur and Rahul Chaudhari.
  • Surjeet Singh against Rahul Chaudhari has an 11 – 7 lead in their duels. Surjeet Singh has tackled Rahul Chaudhari the most using blocks. Being a cover defender he has got Rahul out using Dash twice.
Surjeet Singh successful tackles vs. Rahul Chaudhari – Skill wise (Overall PKL)
Successful Tackles Thigh Hold Back Hold Dash Block
11 1 2 2 6

 

  • Surjeet Singh has a closer H2H against Ajay Thakur. He has tackled Ajay Thakur 13 times in the 24 duels against Ajay. He has also been successful in getting Ajay Thakur out using block the most, a total of 9 times.
Surjeet Singh successful tackles vs. Rahul Chaudhari – Skill wise (Overall PKL)
Successful Tackles Thigh Hold Chain Dash Block
13 1 1 2 9

 

  • Surjeet Singh in total has been successful in landing the Block skill on both the raider a total of 15 times in 24 tackles.

PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD

(All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows PKL 6)

  • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 7 – 11 Surjeet Singh (PUN) [2 – 1 in PKL 6]
  • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 9 – 10 Girish Ernak (PUN) [2 – 1 in PKL 6]
  • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 11 – 13 Surjeet Singh (PUN) [2 – 5 in PKL 6]
  • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 10 – 2 Girish Ernak (PUN) [4 – 0 in PKL 6]
  • Nitin Tomar (PUN) 4 – 4 Manjeet Chhillar (CHE) [3 – 2 in PKL 6]
  • Nitin Tomar (PUN) 0 – 5 Mohit Chhillar (CHE)
  • Nitin Tomar (PUN) 3 – 4 Ran Singh (CHE)

TEAM STORIES: TAMIL THALAIVAS

CAN THALAIVAS’ DEFENCE OVERCOME RAIDING UNIT PERFORMANCE DIP

  • Tamil Thalaivas, after losing 2 games in their first 3 matches came back well and won 2 matches of the next three with the help of their defence.
  • Tamil defence in those 3 matches had a very good 2nd half in the match. They had an average of 7.3 tackle points and also had a tackle SR of 65.
  • But in yesterday’s match against Bengaluru Bulls, both the raiding as well as the defensive unit did not click.
  • Manjeet Chhillar before yesterday’s match averaged 4.3 tackle points per match and had a tackle SR of 70.
  • Against Bengaluru Bulls yesterday, Manjeet Chhillar was unable to score even a single tackle point in the match.
Manjeet Chhillar  – PKL 7
Tackles Tackle Points Tackle SR Failed Tackle%
First 6 Matches 37 26 70 35%
Last Match 3 0 0 100%

 

  • But in last 10 minutes the Thalaivas defence has been unstoppable. The Thalaivas have tackle SR of 64 in the last 10 minutes, it is the best among teams in PKL 7.
    • All the Tamil Thalaivas defenders have a Tackle SR above 55 in final 10 mins of the match.
Highest Tackle SR in 31-40 mins – PKL 7
Team Tackle SR
Tamil Thalaivas 64
Puneri Paltan 63
Gujarat Fortunegiants 62

 

  • Tamil Thalaivas even though have the experience struggle in the Super Tackle situation. This season they have had the 3rd highest tackle failure % in these situations.

Highest Tackle Failure% in Super Tackles – PKL 7

Team Tackles % Failed
U.P. Yoddha 33 85%
Haryana Steelers 21 81%
Tamil Thalaivas 14 79%

 

AJEET A WEAK LINK IN THE DEFENCE

  • Ironically, Ajeet the right cover for Tamil Thalaivas has a poor tackle SR of 21 playing at that position. He has been targeted by right raiders quite often this season.

Ajeet playing at right cover: Tackle SR of 21 | Ajeet playing at other positions: Tackle SR of 70

Ajeet performance in PKL 7 – Tackles (Position-wise)
Position Tackles Failed Tackles Tackle Points Tackle SR
Right Cover 14 11 3 21
Left Corner 4 2 3 75
Right Corner 4 1 3 75
Center 1 0 1 100
Left Cover 1 1 0 0

TEAM STATS – TAMIL THALAIVAS

 

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg. Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg. Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rahul Chaudhari 107 869 8.1 48 38 56 0.5 34 0 925
Ajay Thakur 109 765 7 47 28 21 0.2 27 0 786
Manjeet Chhillar 100 221 2.5 31 2 328 3.3 57 23 549
Ran Singh 106 93 1.4 42 0 213 2 49 4 306
Mohit Chhillar 98 7 0.3 23 0 258 2.6 51 18 265
Shabeer Bappu 67 205 3.1 34 5 18 0.3 25 1 223
Vineet Sharma 32 33 1.1 17 0 17 0.5 30 0 50
Ponparthiban Subramanian 13 0 0 0 0 17 1.3 33 1 17
Ajeet 7 0 0 0 0 10 1.4 38 0 10
V Ajith Kumar 5 8 2 44 0 0 0 0 0 8
Anand 3 8 2.7 47 0 0 0 0 0 8
Victor Obiero 3 6 2 86 0 0 0 0 0 6
Sagar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milad Sheibak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rahul Chaudhari 7 44 6.3 45 2 5 0.7 50 0 49
Ajay Thakur 7 33 4.7 35 0 0 0 0 0 33
Manjeet Chhillar 7 1 0.2 11 0 26 3.7 65 2 27
Mohit Chhillar 7 0 0 0 0 18 2.6 58 1 18
Ran Singh 7 3 0.8 50 0 14 2 56 0 17
Shabeer Bappu 7 14 2 25 0 2 0.3 25 0 16
Ajeet 7 0 0 0 0 10 1.4 38 0 10
V Ajith Kumar 5 8 2 44 0 0 0 0 0 8
Vineet Sharma 2 1 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ponparthiban Subramanian 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sagar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milad Sheibak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TEAM STORIES: PUNERI PALTAN

PUNE RAIDING UNIT LACKING CONSISTENCY

  • Nitin Tomar had a great first match in PKL 7 against Dabang Delhi. He scored 8 raid points in the match in 13 raids. But in the last match, Nitin Tomar had a contrasting game scoring only 3 raid points in his 9 raids.
    • Nitin Tomar was unable to score even a single touch point in the last match.
Nitin Tomar – PKL 7
Match Raid Points Bonus Points Raid SR Failed Raid %
vs. Dabang Delhi 8 4 62 31%
vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers 3 3 33 44%

 

  • The biggest surprise for Pune have been Pankaj Mohite who has been playing the role of a super Sub for Coach Anup Kumar.
    • Pankaj Mohite has scored the most raid points for the team and has an amazing Raid SR of 67.
    • Pankaj Mohite made an impact in the match against Patna Pirates scoring 8 raid points in 8 raids.
  • Pawan Kadian was the lead raider in the absence of Nitin Tomar and have made a decent impact in the raiding unit. Manjeet has played the role of the support raider for the team.
Pune Raiders – PKL 7
Raider Matches Raid Points Super 10s Avg. Raid Pts Raid SR
Pankaj Mohite 5 31 0 6.2 67
Pawan Kadian 5 23 1 4.6 40
Manjeet 7 20 0 2.9 28

 

  • Pankaj Mohite has also been their star performer in DoD and Super Tackle situations. In both these situations he has a minimum Raid SR of 100.
Pankaj Mohite in DoD and Super Tackles – PKL 7
  Raids Raid Points Super Raids Raid SR
DoD 9 10 1 111
Super Tackles 8 8 1 100

TEAM STATS – PUNERI PALTAN

 

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Nitin Tomar 55 388 7.1 48 13 17 0.3 28 0 405
Pawan Kadian 73 275 3.8 42 5 2 0 5 0 277
Girish Maruti Ernak 96 9 0.2 13 0 246 2.6 47 16 255
Surjeet Singh 80 9 0.2 7 0 228 2.9 51 20 237
Manjeet 29 107 3.7 41 2 28 1 45 0 135
Darshan Kadian 33 82 2.7 38 1 10 0.3 29 0 92
Sagar Krishna 51 1 0.1 5 0 56 1.1 45 4 57
R. Sriram 15 35 2.3 39 0 1 0.1 13 0 36
Pankaj Mohite 5 31 6.2 67 0 1 0.2 17 0 32
Amit Kumar 12 23 2.1 34 0 7 0.6 35 0 30
Shubham Shinde 17 1 0.1 7 0 19 1.1 32 0 20
Hadi Tajik 16 5 0.5 29 0 8 0.5 24 0 13
Sandeep 5 7 3.5 78 0 3 0.6 23 0 10
Deepak Yadav 5 0 0 0 0 8 1.6 38 0 8
Sushant Sail 3 7 2.3 41 0 0 0 0 0 7
Jadhav Shahaji 5 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 88 0 7
Sanket Sawant 5 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 33 0 7

 

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Manjeet 7 20 2.9 28 0 13 1.9 54 0 33
Pankaj Mohite 5 31 6.2 67 0 1 0.2 17 0 32
Pawan Kadian 5 23 4.6 40 1 0 0 0 0 23
Amit Kumar 6 15 2.5 39 0 7 1.2 41 0 22
Girish Maruti Ernak 7 0 0 0 0 18 2.6 49 1 18
Surjeet Singh 7 2 0.3 15 0 13 1.9 46 0 15
Nitin Tomar 2 11 5.5 50 0 0 0 0 0 11
Shubham Shinde 7 1 0.5 25 0 7 1 32 0 8
Sushant Sail 3 7 2.3 41 0 0 0 0 0 7
Jadhav Shahaji 5 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 88 0 7
Sanket Sawant 5 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 33 0 7
Hadi Tajik 2 1 0.5 20 0 2 1 100 0 3
Darshan Kadian 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sagar Krishna 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deepak Yadav 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Sriram 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

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