The two teams have come out all guns blazing in this game and have matched each other, blow for blow. Pune's top show on the defensive front has cancelled out Pawan Sehrawat's threat, and he will need to strike back in order to see the Bulls win.
Puneri Paltan are at the bottom of the table with three consecutive losses in a row as they desperately look for a win. However, a win for the Bengaluru Bulls from this contest will see them jump up to the top spot of the points table.
Debutant Pankaj Mohite has emerged as Puneri Paltan's savior in the offense with 38 raid points, coming in as a substitution for most of the matches. Nitin Tomar, after his comeback from a shoulder injury will be looking to get back in touch along with Manjeet Dahiya as a Do or Die raider.
'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat is just two points away from being the first raider to score a century of raid points this season and has led the team's offense single-handedly. Skipper Rohit Kumar will be keen to support him in the raiding unit for a balanced attack while either Sumit or Banty could come in handy with their skill during the Do or Die raids.
PO Surjeet Singh scored his first High 5 of the season in his recent encounter against the Tamil Thalaivas. He will look to continue his form against the Bulls, with Sagar B Krishna and Hadi Tajik serving as the team's corner defenders. As the team's left covers have failed to aid the defense so far, Girish Ernak could be filling in the shoes as the left cover.
For the Bulls, Mahender Singh could make his return tonight and is the top scorer for Bengaluru Bulls from the defensive front with 22 tackle points. Saurabh Nandal has been consistent for the team from the right corner position and has struck a good partnership with Amit Sheoran as the left corner. Vijay Kumar might get another game as the right cover defender.
Can Puneri Paltan end their three-match winless streak? Or will the Bengaluru Bulls register a win and reach the top spot?
Head To Head Record
Puneri Paltan: 5
Bengaluru Bulls: 5
Time & Date: 7:30 PM IST (21st August 2019)
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
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