The Gujarat Fortunegiants are ruling the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Zone A standings with 6 wins out of 9 games they have played so far. In Zone B, Bengaluru Bulls are leading the standings with 3 wins out of 9 games but they might not be able to retain the top position as their score difference is negative. Bengaluru Bulls might get dethroned soon by Patna Pirates or U.P. Yoddha who have won 3 games out of 4 and 6 they have played respectively. Zone A is quite one-sided whereas Zone B is wide open with more games to come. On 19th August, U.P Yodhas showed a dip in form as they lost to Haryana Steelers. This is their second loss in succession. On 20th, Patna take on Puneri Paltan which could be a fascinating contest.

After these games, let’s have look at the Points Table:

ZONE A

SL NO Teams Match Played Won Lost Draw Score Difference Points
1 Gujarat Fortunegiants 9 6 1 2  36 33
2 Puneri Paltan 4 3 1 0  32 16
3 U Mumba 6 3 3 0 -17 16
4 Dabang Delhi K.C. 6 2 4 0 -24 13
5 Haryana Steelers 5 2 1 2   17 18
6 Jaipur Pink Panthers 4 2 2 0  -7 12

 

Zone B

SL NO Teams Match Played Won Lost Draw Score Difference Points
1 Bengaluru Bulls 9 3 5 1 -12 21
2 U.P. Yoddha 7 3 3 1   -5 20
3 Patna Pirates 4 3 0 1   27 18
4 Bengal Warriors 5 2 2 1   3 12
5 Telugu Titans 10 2 7 1 -49 17
6 Tamil Thalaivas 5 1 3 1  -2 11

 

The fifth edition of the PKL kick started on July 28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Ahead of the games of day 1, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony while several renowned celebrities like Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Ace shuttler PV Sindhu, Telugu film stars Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Chiranjeevi were also present at the event.

Zone A consists of Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants while Zone B will have Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls, Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas.

This edition will have a larger prize money of Rs 8 crore ($1,244,800) – a significant and unprecedented jump of Rs 6 crore – with the title winners taking home Rs 3 crore ($466,800).

The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crore ($280,080), while the team that finishes in the third place will win Rs 1.2 crore ($186,720).

The Most Valuable Player prize is also receiving a boost this season, with the awardee set to win Rs 15 lakh ($23,340).

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