Home side Bengaluru Bulls will take on the Tamil Thalaivas in the second match of a double-header on Sunday, 1st September at 8:30 PM IST as part of Pro Kabaddi 2019 at the Sree Kantereeva Stadium, Bengaluru.
The Bulls suffered a 23-32 loss to the Gujarat Fortune Giants in their first home game and will want to bounce back to winning ways with a win. The Thalaivas, meanwhile lost 35-26 to the Bengal Warriors in their last encounter.
In both these sides' previous meeting, it was the Bengaluru Bulls who cruised to a 32-21 win and will be keen on registering a win from this encounter.
Team News- Bengaluru Bulls
The Bengaluru raiders had an off-day with Rohit Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat both managing just 3 raid points while Sumit Singh got 3 points from the bench. Banty blanked once more and is likely to be replaced by Sumit Singh.
They were pretty good in defense with Saurabh Nandal in the right corner impressing with 8 tackle points while Mahender Singh got 4 to his name. Mohit Sehrawat in the right cover had a bad game although he's likely to hold on to his spot.
Predicted Starting 7: Rohit Kumar (C), Pawan Sehrawat, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Amit Sheoran, Banty/ Sumit Singh, and Saurabh Nandal.
Team News- Tamil Thalaivas
The Thalaivas would've been relieved to see Manjeet Chillar back on the mat but the rest of their defense failed to perform on the night. Young Ajeet in the right cover did well while both the corners in Ran Singh and Mohit Chillar could not do well.
In the raiding department, Ajay Thakur impressed with 11 raid points while Rahul Chaudhari finished with just three points to his name. An unchanged lineup can be expected.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: There a lot of good raiding options in Ajay Thakur, Rohit Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari and Pawan Sehrawat and while Pawan is a must-have, ensure that you pick the others in the right proportion. Banty is a good value pick too.
All-Rounders: Manjeet Chillar and Ran Singh will be the obvious choices for the all-rounders' pick with Mohit Sehrawat offering good value for his low price.
Defenders: Mahender Singh, Mohit Chillar, Amit Sheoran and Ajeet will be the preferred defensive options and a fair share of players from both teams must be picked to ensure more points.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Pawan Sehrawat, Rahul Chaudhari, Banty, Manjeet Chillar, Ajeet, Amit Sheoran and Saurabh Nandal.
Captain: Pawan Sehrawat Vice-Captain: Manjeet Chillar.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Pawan Sehrawat, Mohit Sehrawat, Ajay Thakur, Rohit Kumar, Mahender Singh, Ran Singh and Ajeet.
Captain: Ajay Thakur Vice-Captain: Pawan Sehrawat.