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PKL 9: Bengaluru Bulls to lock horns with U Mumba

Published at :December 10, 2022 at 8:30 PM
Modified at :December 10, 2022 at 8:30 PM
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The Bulls are set to take on Dabang Delhi in the eliminator.

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.

Team News

Bengaluru Bulls

Raiders: Vikash Kandola, More G B, Lala Mohar Yadav, Neeraj Narwal, Harmanjit Singh, Bharat, Nageshor Tharu

Defenders: Mahender Singh(c), Saurabh Nandal, Mayur Kadam, Sudhakar Krishant, Rohit Kumar, Vinod Naik, Aman, Rajnesh, Yash Hooda

All-Rounders: Sachin Narwal, Rahul Khatik

U Mumba

Raiders: Guman Singh, Ashish, Heidarali Ekrami, Jai Bhagwan Ankush, Kamlesh, Shivam, Pranay Rane, Sachin, Rupesh

Defenders: Rinku, Surinder Singh, Harendra Kumar, Shivansh Thakur, Prince, Kiran Magar, Rahul, Satywan, Mohit

All-Rounder: Gholamabbas Korouki

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.

Key to Success

Both teams will be trying to test their bench strength and give opportunities to those who haven't got any game time. U Mumba has got a good number of youngsters and coach Anil Chaprana will be keen to look at their performances. Bengaluru Bulls coach Randhir Sehrawat could be looking for players who can be substituted and bring crucial points for the team in the playoffs. 

Did you know

Surinder Singh of U Mumba is just four points shy from getting to the 250 points mark in the Pro Kabaddi League.

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