ProKabaddi Season 3 Predictions

Who will win 2016 Season 3 Pro Kabaddi?

FINAL : U MUMBA vs PATNA PIRATES

Win Probability : 51-46% U Mumba vs 46-51% Patna Pirates *

(* Range of probabilities for various possible team combinations)

U Mumba
Patna Pirates
Anup Kumar (C) Manpreet Singh (C)
Vishal Mane Mahipal Narwal
Mohit Chhillar Pardeep Narwal
Jeeva Kumar Rohit Kumar
Rishank Devadiga Amit Hooda/Sunil Kumar
Rakesh Kumar Sandeep Narwal
Fazel Atrachali/Surender Nada D Suresh Kumar/Vinod Kumar

In the league stages Patna were rampaging through against almost every other opponents, but not U Mumba. In the two matches these two teams have faced each other in the league stages first at Bengaluru, Patna thrashed Mumbai 40-26  and then Mumbai got back at Patna in Patna. Mumbai thrives on their tackling supremacy where Patna on its raiding power. Both teams have sane, experience captains. U Mumba should play Surender Nada if Patna plays with the same team as in the semi-finals. 

It is going to be Mumbai’s defenders against Patna’s raiders. 
Players to look Out for:-
  1. Rohit Kumar (Patna Pirates)
  2. Surender Nada (U Mumba)

3-4th PLACE MATCH : PUNERI PALTANS vs BENGAL WARRIORS

Win Probability : 54-57% Puneri Paltans vs 40-43% Bengal Warriors*

(* Range of probabilities for various possible team combinations)

Puneri Paltans
Bengal Warriors
Manjeet Chhillar (C) Nilesh Shinde (C)
Ajay Thakur Mahendra Ganesh Rajput
Deepak Niwas Hooda Bajirao Hodage
Jasmer Singh Gulia Jang Kun Lee
Surjeet Vineeth Sharma
Ravi Kumar Narendra Kumar
Surendra Singh/Tushar Patil Umesh Mhatre

In the league stages both teams have one win each – Bengal winning their home match and Pune getting a massive win more recently in Mumbai. Both have strong defenders and all-rounders, good captains and weak bench strength. Somewhat surprisingly, predictions slightly in favor on Bengal warriors.

Players to look Out for:-
  1. Nilesh  Shinde (Bengal Warriors)
  2. Jasmer Singh Gulia (Puneri Paltan)

SEMI-FINAL 1: PUNERI PALTANS vs PATNA PIRATES : TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Win Probability : 46-49% Puneri Paltans vs 49-52% Patna Pirates *

(* Range of probabilities for various possible team combinations)

Puneri Paltans
Patna Pirates
Manjeet Chhillar (C) Manpreet Singh (C)
Ajay Thakur Sunil Kumar
Deepak Niwas Hooda Pardeep Narwal
Jasmer Singh Gulia Rohit Kumar
Surjeet Vinod Kumar
Ravi Kumar Sandeep Narwal
Surendra Singh/Tushar Patil D Suresh Kumar

In the league stages Patna were rampaging through against almost every other opponents, but not Puneri Paltan. In the two matches these two teams have faced each other in the league stages first at Pune was a 30-30 tie and the second at Patna had been a 28-28 tie. In short nothing to separate these two teams ,both have strong raiders, defenders and all-rounders, good captains. Only in terms of bench strength Patna looks stronger.

Players to look Out for:-
  1. Rohit Kumar (Patna Pirates)
  2. Deepak Niwas Hooda (Puneri Paltan)

SEMI-FINAL 2: BENGAL WARRIORS VS U MUMBA : U MUMBA ALL THE WAY

Win Probability : 58-64% U Mumba vs 39-34% Bengal Warriors*

(* Range of probabilities for various possible team combinations)

Bengal Warriors
U Mumba
Nilesh Shinde (C) Anup Kumar (C)
Jang Kun Lee Vishal Mane
Mahesh Goud Mohit Chhillar
Vijin Thagadurai Jeeva Kumar
Bajirao Hodage Rishank Devadiga
Nitin Tomar Rakesh Kumar
Nitin Madane/Nitin More Fazel Atrachali/Surender Nada

U Mumba are looking really good as a team and therefore are the favorites. Bengal Warriors have to work hard and smart for a win against the Champions of Season 2. U Mumba have won against Bengal warriors in both the matches played in the league stages. If Bengal wins, they make history as they have never defeated U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi.


MUMBAI [6-7]

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DELHI [5-1]

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No team has lost all its home matches. Even Dabang Delhi managed to pull off a tie.

JAIPUR [5-2]

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PATNA [4-2]

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Matches in PATNA might just swing the momentum away from the home team

PUNE [2-3]

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Note : 10-15th Feb India’s top Kabaddi players were off to Guwhati to the South Asian Games. We have corrected for these players in our simulations.

With many of India’s players out for South Asian Games during the Pune leg, Puneri Paltans have messed up with 2 ties, 1 loss, 1 win at home. This will hurt.

KOLKATA [5-2]

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Bengal Warriors have performed exceptionally at home, winning 3 out of their 4 matches

BENGALURU [5-2]

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Bengaluru Bulls look rather weak and inexperienced to make it to the Knockouts

VIZAG [4-3]

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