Home side Tamil Thalaivas begin their home leg with a clash against neighbors Bengaluru Bulls at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai on Saturday, 17th August at 7:30 PM IST, where cricketer Dinesh Karthik and actor Vidyut Jamwaal will be in attendance.
The Thalaivas sit comfortably at No.6 in the standings and beat the Gujarat Fortune Giants 34-28 in their last encounter.
Bengaluru, meanwhile, lost a close game 33-35 to the UP Yoddha's and are at No.4 in the points table.
This Southern Derby is special due to the fact that Rahul Chaudhari and Pawan Sehrawat take on each other.
Tamil Thalaivas - Team News
The Thalaivas looked very calm and composed on the mat against Gujarat, with skipper Ajay Thakur finally coming good with a 9-point haul, while Rahul Chaudhari failed with 4 raid points. Shabeer Bappu did okay with 3 raid points and all three will retain their places.
Ajeet looked shaky in the defense while both the corners and Manjeet Chillar had a good outing and shouldn't be rotated.
Predicted Starting 7: Ajay Thakur(C), Rahul Chaudhari, Shabeer Bappu, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar, and Ajeet.
Bengaluru Bulls - Team News
The Bulls allowed UP to come from behind and win and their poor defensive outing was the main reason. Mohit Sehrawat in the right cover blanked and Aman in the left corner too didn't impress. Mohit could be replaced by Ashish Sangwan while Amit Sheoran could replace Aman.
On the raiding front, Pawan Sehrawat impressed with 12 raid points and 3 tackle points while Sumit Singh and Rohit Kumar got 5 and 4 points apiece and should continue.
Predicted Starting 7: Rohit Kumar(C), Pawan Sehrawat, Ashish Sangwan, Mahender Singh, Amit Sheoran, Sumit Singh and Saurabh Nandal.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Pawan Sehrawat, Rahul Chaudhari, Saurabh Nandal, Mohit Chillar, Manjeet Chillar, Amit Sheoran, and Shabeer Bappu.
Captain: Rahul Chaudhari Vice- Captain: Manjeet Chillar.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Pawan Sehrawat, Ajay Thakur, Mahender Singh, Sumit Singh, Mohit Chillar, Ran Singh and Saurabh Nandal
Captain: Pawan Sehrawat Vice- Captain: Ajay Thakur.