Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League. This is Lavanya Lakshminarayanan and I will be taking you through today’s PKL 8 match between U Mumba and Telugu Titans.
6:45pm : Puneri Paltan comes in to this game with a very shaky campaign so far. In 7 games, Anup Kumar’s boys only have two wins, with the five losses hurting the initial momentum for the team this season. They have had huge positives too in the form of Mohit Goyat and Aslam Inamdar. However, an under-performing raiding arsenal (Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Tomar plagued by injuries) is hurting their chances. Their defence too has not been to the level of the other teams. With Baldev becoming a part of the starting seven, Vishal Bharadwaj has found a partner who can calm him down and resist the hasty advanced tackles but that’s far too little an incentive. Pune will need to summon a lot of courage to tackle the likes of Maninder Singh and Mohammad Nabibakhsh who can, on their day, take games away from opponents almost singlehandedly.
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Where to watch PKL 8?
You can watch all the games of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 8) on the Star Sports Network. The matches will also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.