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Pro Kabaddi Eliminator 1 Preview: Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates - Key Players, Strategies, and Predictions

The stage is set for a thrilling encounter in the Pro Kabaddi League Eliminator 1, where Dabang Delhi will lock horns with Patna Pirates on February 26th at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Both teams are coming off strong performances in the league stage, but only one can survive and advance to the semifinals.

Dabang Delhi

Strengths: Dabang Delhi boasts lethal defensive players in their rank. Yogesh is the team's leading defender with 70 tackle points. Ashish is the other defender who can take on any raider single-handedly. He has 48 points to his name. Vishal Bhardwaj lately has shown promises to be a key defender for his team.

Weaknesses: Despite their strengths, Delhi has struggled with consistency throughout the season. Overdependence on Ashu Malik for raiding points can be a concern if he is contained by the Patna defence.

Key Players: Ashu Malik (Raider, 257 points): The league's one of the leading raider with an exceptional ability to escape tackles and score points.

Yogesh (Defender, 70 points): A versatile player who contributes significantly in defence.


Patna Pirates

Strengths: Patna Pirates possess a balanced attack with Sachin Tanwar (157 points) leading the charge. Their defence, anchored by Krishan Dhull (73 points), is known for its strategic tackles and effective blocks.

Weaknesses: The Pirates have shown vulnerability under pressure in close matches.

Key Players: Sachin Tanwar (Raider, 157 points): A powerful raider with a knack for finding innovative ways to score points.

Krishan Dhull (Defender, 73 points): A rock in the defence with his strong tackling skills and leadership qualities.


This match promises to be a close encounter with both teams having their strengths and weaknesses. Dabang Delhi's raiding prowess will be challenged by Patna's solid defense, while Patna's balanced attack will need to overcome Delhi's experienced defenders. Ultimately, the team that handles pressure better and executes their strategies more effectively will emerge victorious.

Don't miss this exciting Eliminator 1 clash, where only one team will survive and continue their journey towards the Pro Kabaddi League title.