Match: Bengal Warriors vs UP Yoddha, Match 69, Pro Kabaddi League 2022
Date and Time: January 21, 2022, Friday, 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
The Warriors are currently placed 4 in the Pro Kabaddi standings with 35 points to their name from 12 matches. They have six wins and five losses so far this season, while one game ended in a draw.
UP Yoddha, on the other hand, are placed one spot below the Warriors. They have 33 points from 11 games in the ongoing edition of the Pro Kabaddi League. The UP-based club has four wins and as many losses to their name. They also have three draws this season.
The Bengal Warriors walk into this encounter on the back of a close-fought victory against the Bulls. The former side won the match by a point and will be riding high on confidence.
Meanwhile, the Yoddha also thrashed Puneri Paltan by ten points in their previous Pro Kabaddi League encounter.
Both sides will look to add another victory to their tally when they take on each other in the second game of the day.
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Maninder Singh: Maninder Singh is the top raider in the Bengal Warriors side and has been one of the major reasons behind the Bengal Warriors run. The tall and strong raider ended last season strongly and has started this one well, registering 146 raid points in 12 games, including 8 in the last game. He didnt have the best of nights yesterday and will be eager to turn it around.
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh is the x-factor in the Bengal Warriors side. He can raid, he can tackle, and is just the kind of player every coach would want. The Iranian was the top scorer for the side in the opening game but hasnt been able to maintain his high standards since. He has 43 raid points and 17 tackle points to his name and finally looked good last night. He would be eager to put in another solid show.
Ran Singh: Ran Singh is an experienced defender and has added the much-needed steel to the Bengals defense. The experienced left corner defender has secured 12 tackle points in just 4 games and will be a player UP raiding department would be wary of.
Surender Gill: Surender Gill put in some fine performances last season, which entrusted UP Yoddha to retain him. The youngster Gill has been superb this season and has taken the mantle in light of Narwals struggles. The 23-year-old has 94 raid points, including 21 in the last game, and has also produced 8 successful tackles. He will be key in this game.
Nitesh Kumar: Nitesh Kumar is as solid a defender as one can have in the side and has started to put on strong performances. The right corner defender has now scored 27 tackle points and is among the top-performing defender thus far.
Pardeep Narwal:The talisman Narwal seems to be getting fitter and in-form and has put in some decent performances in the last couple of games, though he is still far from his best. The phenomenon has accumulated 79 raid points thus far, including 10 raid points in the last game, and will need to produce a spectacular performance tonight.
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