PKL: Patna Pirates take on Dabang Delhi KC for Season 8 trophy

The two best teams in the league stages, Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi KC, will face each other in the final for the coveted trophy of the Kabaddi League Season 8, here on Friday.

Patna showed their squad superiority in the semifinal against UP Yoddha with their defence completely nullifying the raiding duo of Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill. Similarly, Delhi, Season 7 runners up, relied on their experienced defence to stop Bengaluru Bulls and Pawan Sehrawat to secure another shot at winning the coveted title.

Patna, with their hybrid Kabaddi players who can both attack and defend, have shown the future of the sport this season. They lost their star raider Pardeep Narwal, who won them 3 titles in his reign, at the 2021 auctions. But they invested in a collective ideology - where the team is the star - and that has paid rich dividends.

Iranian left-corner Mohammadreza Shadloui, who leads the table for most tack