Pro Kabaddi 2016, Season 4: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls Preview: Match Prediction, Time, Venue, Playing Squads & Live Match Telecast info
Can Jaipur make it two wins in two days at their home ground or will the Bulls make a fatal charge?
The Jaipur Pink Panthers started their home leg in a great fashion by defeating the Telugu Titans at the rapturous Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday. The tight match could’ve gone either way before Jaipur’s attack and defence rocked in the final 8 minutes of the game as they registered their first win in front their home fans.
The newly looked Bengaluru Bulls opened their season with a nerve wrecking win against the Bengal Warriors and look to continue their winning momentum against the Pink Panthers. The Surender Nada led team who had a horrible last season looks strong in both attack and defence after landing some big names in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi auctions.
The all-round Rajesh Narwal who looked silent in the first half against the Titans came to the party in both attack and defence in the final moments of the game. He had 7 raid points to his name including the two vital points in a do-or-die situation in the second half. He changed the closely fought contest in his team’s favour with some stunning raids that also earned him the best raider of the match.
Jasvir Singh who looked awful in the first half played an important role in the second half as well. The skipper needs to play responsibly when he come up against the fiery Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada. The Panthers will against rely a lot on Shabeer Bapu to come handy when they square off against Bangalore.
Ran Singh’s reluctant defence pushed the Titans attack backwards in yesterday’s game. The 29-year old who had a bad season last time was obdurate in the corner areas to stop the raiding force of Vinoth Kumar and Sukesh Hegde. He will be pushed hard in today’s encounter when he faces a stiff test against one of the leading raiders in season 3 Rohit Kumar.
Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, looks solid in both the departments. The expensive buy in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi auction Mohit Chhillar who had a good game against the Bengal Warriors will be wary of Jaipur’s attacking threat and more importantly the 23-year-old have a huge task of stopping the in-form Rajesh Narwal.
Rohit Kumar who spent more than 13 minutes off the pitch against the Bengal Warriors turned the match in Bengaluru’s favour with remarkable raids in the final minutes of the game. The majestic raids by the 26-year-old played a huge part in deciding the outcome of the match. Surely, he is going to be the player to watch out for in today's battle against the Pink Panthers.
Abhishek Bachchan was really pumped up in the stands with some hostile cheers in yesterday’s game and the Bollywood actor will hope that his team continues to win more matches under their belt.
Jaipur Pink Panthers came out victorious four times, in their six previous meetings against the Bulls. The strong Bengaluru side will hope to turn their fortunes against the former champions. It’s going to be a huge battle between Jaipur’s attack and Bengaluru’s defence.
It’s difficult to call but I feel the all-round Bengaluru Bulls have the edge over their enemies in today’s game.
U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Squads
Jaipur Pink Panthers:
Defenders: Rohit Rana, Amit Hooda, Parween Narwal
All-rounders: Rajesh Narwal, Shrikant Tewathia, Ran Singh, Parvesh Bhainswal, Jawahar, Kazuhiro Takano, Tae Deok Eom.
Raiders: Jasvir Singh, Masayuki Shimokawa, Mahipal Narwal, Shabeer Bappu, Lo Chia Wei, Tushar Patil, Amit Nagar.
Defenders: Ashish Sangwan, Jeeva Gopal, Manoj Kumar, Mohit Chhillar, Surendar Nada, Rahul Kumar, Ravinder Kumar, Nicolas George Mottram
All-rounder: Sanjay Shrestha
Raider: Pawan Kumar, Sinotharan Kanesharajah, Pawan Kumar, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Amit Rathi, Yogesh Hooda, Rohit Baliyan, Sumit Singh, Ajay Singh, Harish Naik
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls Live Match Information
Time: 20:00 IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TV Channel: Star Sports 2 (English), Star Sports 3 (Hindi)
Live Stream: starsports.com