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Bengal Warriors vs Bengaluru Bulls: Match Preview, PKL

Match Details:

Match – Bengaluru Bulls vs Bengal Warriors

Date –  26 December 2018, 9:00 PM IST

Venue – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata

 

Match overview:

The Kolkata leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 throws up a top-of-the-table clash in Zone B as the home side Bengal Warriors take on Bengaluru Bulls at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium.

Bengal Warriors will aim to keep the pressure on the table toppers Bengaluru Bulls having started their home leg with two wins and secured their spot in the playoffs. Maninder Singh and Jang Kun Lee have looked in good form in Kolkata and the defence led by the skipper Ran Singh and experienced cover defender Surjeet Singh have done well to provide them with support.

Bengaluru Bulls come into this fixture with the sole aim of keeping the top spot intact in the Zone B standings. A win or draw against the Warriors will be enough to ensure them the spot at the summit. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar will hope to lead the raiding unit against a stable Warriors’ defence and inspire the side to their first win over the Warriors this season after two losses in the previous fixtures.

 

Form Guide (most recent to oldest):

Bengal Warriors – L W W W L

Bengaluru Bulls – D W W L L

 

Head to Head (Season 5):

Matches Played: 2

Won by Bengal Warriors: 2

Won by Bengaluru Bulls: 0

Matches Drawn: 0

 

Probable Starting 7:

Bengal Warriors 

Ran Singh (c), Surjeet Singh, Ziaur Rehman, Baldev Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh

Bengaluru Bulls 

Rohit Kumar (c), Ashish Kumar Sangwan, Mahender Singh, Raju Lal Choudhary, Amit Sheoran, Kashiling Adake, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat

 

My dream XI

 

Raiders
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (17.5 Cr), Rohit Kumar (15 Cr) and Maninder Singh (16.5 Cr) form the raiding unit of the Dream XI Fantasy Squad.

The three-star raiders from the two teams make our fantasy squad. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has been the leading man for the Bulls this season, displaying exemplary form with his speed on the mat. Rohit Kumar stepped away from the lead raiding duties but has played perfect second fiddle to Pawan Kumar Sehrawat as the two have combined well for the Bulls. Maninder Singh is the leading scorer of the Bengal Warriors with more than 150 raid points to his credit and will be aiming to keep his home leg momentum going.

Defenders
Amit Sheoran (11.5 Cr) and Baldev Singh (11.5 Cr) form the defensive lineup of the Dream XI Fantasy Squad.

Amit Sheoran has emerged as a stable left corner for the Bengaluru Bulls, scoring 31 tackle points in eleven matches. He has taken his chances in the second half of the season and cemented his place in the lineup. Baldev Singh has had a similar run, emerging as the right corner defender after impressing off the bench. He has been handy with his body holds and provided assists to his teammates as well.

All-Rounders

Ran Singh (14.5 Cr) and Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat (12.5 Cr) form the all-rounders of the Dream XI Fantasy Squad.

The Bengal Warriors’ skipper Ran Singh has shown his experience and led the side to a playoff position. He has contributed on both ends of the mat this season and looked especially solid in defence. Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat has been used as the third raider by the Warriors and done well with his crucial raid points.

 

Captain and vice-captain: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat and Maninder Singh

Alternative: Maninder Singh and Rohit Kumar

 

Player to watch out for: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat

The star man of the Bengaluru Bulls’ lineup will aim to regain his top spot on the raid points charts after Pardeep Narwal crossed him, and deliver another Super 10 for his season tally.

 

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