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Pro Kabaddi 2016, Season 4: Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls Preview - Match Prediction, Time, Venue, Playing Squads & Live Match Telecast info

Both teams need a win to their hopes alive of making it to the next round.

Bengaluru Bulls
The Bengaluru Bulls try to defend Anup Kumar

A confident Bengaluru Bulls side will be taking on Telugu Titans for Bengaluru’s first game at their home, the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru. Bengaluru Bulls have seen their fair share of ups and downs this season but will look to go for the win against a rather mediocre Telugu Titans side on their home mat at Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 2016.

The Bengaluru Bulls would like to emerge victorious in this match after losing their last two games, and Mohit Chhillar and Rohit Kumar will be the trump cards for them in the match. Rohit Kumar is in the form of his life and has been one of the best raiders this season, while Mohit Chhillar has used his experience to his advantage and helped his team in times of need.

Skipper Surender Nada would like to lead by an example and do his best to stop the Titans’ raiders in the left cover. His duel with Titans’ skipper Rahul Chaudhari will be the one to watch out for. Having already defeated the Titans in their previous encounter this season, the Bulls would be looking forward to win this one as well.

Telugu Titans performance so far

Telugu Titans have had a dismal show this season as they lie sixth in the table with 19 points. They have played 7 games out of which they have won 3 and lost 4. The Hyderabad leg was a mixed bag for them as they won 2 matches and lost 2 matches at home. Their first match at home against Patna Pirates was a closely contest affair as they lost the match by just 2 points, with Patna emerging victorious 35-33. They won their next game against Bengal Warriors quite comprehensively, with the final score reading 35-18 in their favour.

Their third game at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad against Bengaluru Bulls was a thriller as they lost the match 30-28. However, they could not capitalise on the victory and lost their final home game 35-30 against U Mumba. The team has won its last two matches, having defeated U Mumba 35-30 and Dabang Delhi 28-23 to give the fans something to cheer about. Rahul Chaudhari and Sukesh Hegde, retained by the side ahead of the season will have to prove their worth by giving their best on the court and go for a win against a confident Bengaluru side.

Vinod and Sandeep Dhull have been quite successful this season for the Titans and have 19 successful tackle points to their names. They are 6th and 7th on the top defenders list, respectively. The young defenders will have to use their amazing skills once again to stop the Bulls raiders from being successful in their attempts to score points. Captain Rahul Chaudhari, who has 37 successful raid points as he sits in the third position on the top raiders list will have to lead from the front and inspire his team to a win.

Bengaluru Bulls performance so far

The Bengaluru Bulls have been inconsistent this season, having won 4 matches out of 7 in their campaign this season so far. They won their first match of the season in a nail-biter against Bengal Warriors, and defeated them by just 1 point as the score read 24-23. Their next match against Jaipur was a tie, with the scores locked at 28-28. They were beaten 32-24 in their next match against Dabang Delhi.

The fourth match for the Bulls resulted in a victory, as they defeated Puneri Paltan 29-27. They continued with the momentum and beat Telugu Titans 30-28 in their fifth match. However, the results have been disappointing for them in the last two matches which they lost against Patna Pirates (31-25) and U Mumba (24-23). They will be looking forward to winning this match which would increase their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Rohit Kumar has been sensational for them and has scored raid points for the side on a regular basis. The MVP of Season 3 has 40 raid points to his name to occupy the second position in the list of top raiders. Mohit Chhillar, the costliest player at the auction has not disappointed the fans and has kept their faiths alive by proving to be one of the best defenders this season as well. He tops the list of defenders with 27 successful tackles. Captain Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar would have to be on their toes to stop the Titans’ star raider Rahul Chaudhari from scoring crucial raid points.

Match Prediction

This match is going to be a treat for the fans as both teams would give their 200% to make sure they come out as the victors in this match. A win for both the sides would give a major boost to their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals. Telugu Titans would be vying to go for their third consecutive win and are high on confidence. The Bulls would have to pull up their socks and improve their performance, after losing their last two matches.

Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada would have to give their optimum best to stop Rahul Chaudhari from scoring points by using their ankle holds and dashes to their advantage. Rahul will have to prove his worth and have a repeat of his performances from the previous seasons and prove once again why he is considered to be one of the most dangerous raiders in the game.

Vinod and Sandeep Dhull will once again have to perform well beyond their age and stop Rohit Kumar from going on a rampage. The responsibility of scoring points for the Bulls will once again lie on Rohit, and it would be a safe bet to expect him to use his phenomenal raiding skills to successfully score points for his side and leave the Titans’ defenders clueless.

Considering the form of both the teams, the Titans have a slight advantage over the Bulls with 2 wins in their last 2 games. However, whichever team plays with the most heart would come out as the winners of this match.

Squads

Telugu Titans 

Raiders: Rahul Chaudhari (Captain), Sukesh Hegde, Nilesh Salunke, K Prapanjan, Athul MS, Vinoth Kumar. 

Defenders: Vinod, Sandeep Dhull, Shashank Wankhede, Sombir, Akhlaq Hussain

All-Rounders: Sandeep Narwal, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Muhammad Rizwan, Rupesh Tomar, S Mahalingam, Sagar B Krishna, Vishal Bharadwaj. 

Bengaluru Bulls

Raiders : Amit Rathi, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, Rohit Baliyan, Harish Naik, Pawan Kumar, Rohit Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Sinotharan Kanesharajah, Sumit Singh, Vinod Kumar.

Defenders : Surender Nada (Captain), Mohit Chhillar, Ashish Sangwan, Jeeva Gopal, Manoj Kumar, Yogesh Hooda, Rahul Kumar, Nicholas George Mottaram, Ajay Singh.

All-Rounders : Sanjay Shrestha. 

Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls Live Match Information

Date: 12/07/2016

Time: 20:00 IST

Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru

TV Channels: Star Sports 2/Star Sports 2 HD (English), Star Sports 3/Star Sports 3 HD (Hindi)

Live stream: http://www.starsports.com

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