The race for the final top four is heating up in Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2, and the penultimate matchday has two interesting narratives: two teams eyeing a return to winning ways and one team looking to reclaim the top spot on the points table. But one objective is clear: Win all 3 points.
The first game sees Telugu Yoddhas and Gujarat Giants go head-to-head in a clash between the best attacking sides of UKK Season 2. Meanwhile, Chennai Quick Guns will look to cap off their league campaign on a high when they entertain Rajasthan Warriors in game 2.
Here is what to expect from Matchday 14 of Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2.
Match 27: Telugu Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants
Two of the best-attacking teams, two sides aiming for a return to winning ways, two teams vying for the top two spots on the points table. The upcoming edition of the Telugu Yoddhas vs Gujarat Giants promises to be a fiery contest.
The Telugu Yoddhas, for starters, saw their four-game winning momentum come to a standstill. But the only thing that keeps them going is that they top the charts for most attacking points (278) amongst all teams in Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2. With the defeat in the earlier meeting between the teams still fresh in their minds, the Yoddhas - led by the enigmatic Pratik Waikar in attack and Aditya Ganpule in defence, are poised to give a tough fight to the Gujarat Giants.
Conversely, the Giants have been influential on both fronts - attack and defence - in UKK Season 2. However, if one has to ask what makes them a threat, it is their defensive trio of Suyash Gargate, Faizankha Pathan and Shubham Thorat who have collectively earned 36 Dream Runs for the team - the second-best in the league.
Tonight, the victor of this game will take up the second spot on the points table or possibly the lead at the summit. Kho Kho fans, are you excited or not?
Match 28: Chennai Quick Guns vs Rajasthan Warriors
On paper, this UKK Season 2 matchup of Chennai Quick Guns vs Rajasthan Warriors seems one-sided. But will there be a twist?
The Quick Guns are on course to finish atop the points table by the end of the league stage, and a win against a struggling Warriors could set the stage for the promising outcome. Ramji Kashyap and youngster Laxman Gawas have been the highlight figures among the other stalwarts in the team, and they will be the top players tasked with debugging all the strategies thrown into the mix by Rajasthan Warriors.
On the flip side, the Warriors are in a now-or-never situation to avoid a league-record 10 consecutive defeats in one Ultimate Kho Kho campaign. As often seen in some encounters this season, they put on a spirited performance against Mumbai Khiladis, but late errors cost them a victory. Nilesh Patil and Vrushabh Wagh have been the diamonds in the rough for the Warriors, and the duo are poised to pour out everything in them to keep their team safe from the inevitable and unwanted record that awaits them.
Where and when can you watch Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2?
Watch Ultimate Kho Kho Season 2 live and exclusive on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 4 TV channels. Match 27 will begin at 7:30 PM IST, while the next game will be played at 8:30 PM IST.