PKL 2019, Match 51: Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls - Predicting each team's playing 7
Defending champions Bengaluru Bulls crushed the home team Tamil Thalaivas in the opening encounter of the Chennai leg, and Rohit Kumar's men will now lock horns with a team who played a tied encounter with the Thalaivas two nights ago, Puneri Paltan.
The players of both the teams would look to continue their fine form in the upcoming encounter. While Pawan Sehrawat has been leading the raiders' charts with 98 raid points, Pune's skipper, Surjeet Singh, returned to form by taking 7 tackle points against Tamil Thalaivas in the last match.
The last time these two teams locked horns, Puneri Paltan defeated the Bengaluru Bulls by 2 points. However, the Bengaluru-based franchise will be keen to avenge their season 6 defeat in the 51st match of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019.
Here's how both the teams may line up for this highly anticipated battle -
By taking 12 tackle points against the stellar raiding unit of Tamil Thalaivas, the quartet of Surjeet Singh, Girish Maruti Ernak, Hadi Tajik and Sagar Krishna have sealed their place in Puneri Paltan's defensive unit.
They will have the back of Nitin Tomar, Manjeet and Pankaj Mohite in the raiding department.
The duo of Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar will lead the raiding attack of Bengaluru Bulls with Banty as the third raider of the team.
Amit Sheoran and Saurabh Nandal will take the corner positions while Ajay and Ankit will complete the starting seven.
Predicted Playing Sevens -
Puneri Paltan - Surjeet Singh (C), Girish Maruti Ernak, Hadi Tajik, Sagar Krishna, Nitin Tomar, Manjeet and Pankaj Mohite.
Bengaluru Bulls - Rohit Kumar (C), Pawan Sehrawat, Banty, Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal, Ajay and Ankit.