Pro Kabaddi Final: Gujarat Fortunegiants, Bengaluru Bulls eye maiden glory
Table toppers from Zone A and Zone B have made their way into the final of the Pro Kabaddi League with an eye on a maiden title.
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After three straight seasons of Patna Pirates bagging the Pro Kabaddi League title, there will be a new winner and one for the very first time. Gujarat Fortunegiants who had made the final last season will go head-to-head with runners up of the second season Bengaluru Bulls for maiden PKL glory in Mumbai. Zone B table toppers Bengaluru Bulls booked their place in the final when they beat Gujarat 41-29 in the first qualifier. Gujarat fought back in the second qualifier to beat UP Yoddha to set up the title clash.
Road to Final: Gujarat Fortunegiants
It is a match up of one of the best defensive units against one of the best attacking units that this season has seen. Gujarat come into the final with second most average tackle points per match (behind U Mumba) thanks to cover combination of Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar. Both feature in the top-5 defenders of the season. They accounted for 75 points between them at an average of 6.8 tackle points with a remarkable strike rate of 63%.
Led by Pawan Sehrawat as the top raider in the league with 249 raid points, Bengaluru have the most average raid points this season at 22.6 per game. His dominance can be ascertained by the fact that he has more raid points than anyone else and has a raid strike rate of 71%, which is highest by any raider with more than 30 raids this season. Pawan’s excellence in the late stages has been a key factor for his side. He has 86 raid points at this juncture with a success rate of 83%. Even against Gujarat in the qualifier, he had 8 of his 13 points in this phase including a super raid. He did not have a single empty raid or unsuccessful raid in this period.