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PKL 9 Day 56 Live Updates: Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates

Published at :December 10, 2022 at 11:01 PM
Modified at :December 11, 2022 at 4:10 AM
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07:30 Welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of day 56 of PKL season 9.

Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba

U Mumba lost their last encounter to Dabang Delhi KC (24-41) and with that bowed out of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 9. U Mumba was without their experienced captain Surinder Singh but the defensive unit did a good job. The raiders were below par with Guman and Ashish combining to score only seven raid points.

Bengaluru Bulls after the win against Patna Pirates will finish third in the points table and are set to take on Dabang Delhi KC in the eliminator. Coach Randhir Sehrawat will look to give a few youngsters game time in their final league encounter.

Head to Head

U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls have faced 17 other times in the Pro Kabaddi League out of which Bengaluru Bulls has won five matches whereas U Mumba has come out victorious on 12 occasions.

Player to watch

Mahender Singh scored four tackle points in the last encounter but was involved in seven unsuccessful tackles. The captain will be one of the crucial defenders in the cover region for the Bulls and needs to find form going into the playoffs.

Pranay Rane did a decent job in the few matches he has played so far and will have one final chance to prove himself in season 9. Guman the lead raider will likely be rested and Pranay shall be doing the bulk of the raiding.

Tamil Thalaivas vs Haryana Steelers

Tamil Thalaivas are in a four-match unbeaten streak and confirmed their qualification into the playoffs after defeating UP Yoddhas comprehensively in the last encounter of PKL season 9. Arpit Saroha in the left corner scored a high 5 and has been playing well in the absence of captain Sagar.

Haryana Steelers on the other hand exited the PKL season 9 after Dabang Delhi KC tied their match against Bengal Warriors. However, Steelers put in a strong performance against Telugu Titans defeating them by a 17-point margin (50-33).

Head to Head

Tamil Thalaivas and Haryana Steelers have faced each other eight times in the Pro Kabaddi League out of which, Haryana Steelers has won three matches whereas Tamil Thalaivas has come out victorious on two occasions with three matches ending in a tie.

Player to watch

Tamil Thalaivas will be playing UP Yoddhas in the eliminator and the squad needs to start building up to that encounter. Arpit Saroha will be the player to watch out for as he is the least experienced and the likes of Pardeep Narwal and Rohit Tomar will be looking for points through the left flank. Saroha needs to build up for the eliminator putting in a strong performance against Haryana Steelers.

Lovepreet Singh had a decent outing against Telugu Titans in the last encounter scoring seven points. Manpreet Singh tried out a few players through substitutions and Lovepreet performed well in the limited time. He shall look to perform in a similar fashion against a strong Tamil Thalaivas side.