Pro Kabaddi 2019, Match 74: Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates | Match preview, predictions and telecast details - Who will win today's match?
Three-time champions Patna Pirates is lying at the bottom of the Pro Kabaddi League table with just three wins in 11 matches. They will lock horns with hosts Bengaluru Bulls at the Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, is at the sixth position in the league table with seven wins and six losses from 13 matches
Bengaluru Bulls is fresh from a convincing win against Tamil Thalaivas last Sunday with a 33-27 margin. Their talismanic raider, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, has been making the headlines so far this season, having earned a total of 157 points in the season, the highest by any player.
Meanwhile, Mahender Singh has been doing his duties responsibly in the defence for Bengaluru Bulls. Experienced players like Rohit Kumar and Amit Sheoran will also play vital roles in the upcoming fixture.
Patna Pirates lost their last four matches and has slim chances of progressing to the knock-out stages of the tournament. A win will be healthy for the morale of the team, but they are way behind than the other teams in terms of points.
Raider Pardeep Narwal has been a lone warrior in the squad for the Patna Pirates, he scored a total of 18 points in the last match against Dabang Delhi.
Jaideep, who missed out the last game has been their most impressive defender, while all-rounder Vikas Jaglan is also having a good season.
Patna Pirates have a huge lead in the head-to-head count, having won 10 matches compared to Bengaluru Bulls’ two victories.
But, things have been different this season. It will be an uphill task for them to secure a win against their fancied opponents on Wednesday evening. Bengaluru Bulls emerged as the winners when these two teams met at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad back in July.
Rohit Kumar (c), Pawan Kumar, Amit Sheoran, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Sumit Singh, Saurabh Nandal
Pardeep Narwal (c), Vikas Jaglan, Hadi Oshtorak, Jawahar Dagar, Neeraj Kumar, Mohammed Esmaeil, Jaideep
Going by recent form, it is expected that Bengaluru Bulls will end up on the winning side, but players like Pardeep Narwal won’t make it easy for them. Bengaluru FC will be blessed to have the home crowd cheering for them at the Kanteerava Stadium.
Where and when to watch, live streaming details
Date: 4th September 2019
Start time: 8.30 PM IST.
Venue: Shree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda