Pro Kabaddi 2019, Match 86: Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba | Match preview, predictions and telecast details - Who will win today’s match?
Bengal Warriors will be pretty happy with the proceedings so far. Their raiders have been mighty impressive this season. Bengal’s average raid points figure stands at 19.79. Only Dabang Delhi have managed a better figure. Maninder Singh unfolded his magic with yet another super 10 in the last match which was also his 5th one in this season.
His partner K Prapanjan has managed to complement Maninder very well. Together, they have a total of 200 raid points in season 7.
But the show-stealer of the last game was Esmaeil Nabibakhsh who scored a massive super raid in the dying minutes to snatch victory for Bengal from the jaws of defeat.
Their defensive front will be satisfied with its performance in the last few games. Baldev Singh’s fine form along with left corner Rinku Narwal’s audacious back holds will give them a lot of confidence. The former has two high 5s in the last 3 games. Jeeva Kumar’s experience adds even more depth to this defence.
Bengal Warriors form guide (Last 5 games): W D L W L
U Mumba were clinical against Telugu Titans in their last match. Their defence oozed class as it completely overpowered the mighty Siddharth Desai. Fazel Atrachali, Sandeep Narwal and Surinder Singh joined hands to score a whopping 15 tackle points. Fazel Atrachali also completed his 19th PKL career-high 5.
Arjun Deshwal’s brilliant super 10 along with Rohit Baliyan’s 7 crucial points have given Mumba a massive boost ahead of this game. In spite of Abhishek Singh not being at his best, Mumba did very well to manage 18 raid points in the match.
U Mumba Form Guide (Last 5 games): W D W L W
Predicted Starting 7
Bengal Warriors: K Prapanjan, Maninder Singh (C), Esmaeil Nabibaksh, Mayur Shivtarkar, Jeeva Kumar, Rinku Narwal, Baldev Singh
U Mumba: Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal, Harendra Kumar, Surinder Singh, Rohit Baliyan, Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal
Bengal have looked like a solid unit this season. With their defence now showing some good signs, they will be high on confidence.
U Mumba’s dominant show against Telugu Titans will make them believe that they can get the better of Bengal tonight. Their raiders will have to repeat their good performance from the previous game.
Owing to their better stability and stronger attack, Bengal Warriors could be expected to beat U Mumba.
Where and when to watch
Date: Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Start time: 8:30 pm IST
Venue: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda