Bengaluru Bulls have been flying high, riding on the back of their talisman Pawan Kumar Sehrawat. He has been well assisted by his fellow raider Ranjit and the defensive trio as well. They are 2nd on the table with 4 wins and a tie in their 6 games and are unbeaten in the last 5 games.
They will look to continue the run. Jaipur Pink Panthers on the other hand, have had a disappointing season thus far and have failed to offer much beyond Deshwal. They will need their superstars to rise up to the occasion if they are to have any chances tonight.
The Bengaluru Bulls have been terrific in this season, with their raiding as well as tackling skills. They have secured 4 victories in 5 league matches and are looking quite strong. In the last league match, they won against Puneri Paltan with a scoreline of 40-29. The team had around 43% and 42% success rate in raids and tackles respectively. The team secured 4 all points in the 2nd half, which ultimately made the difference. The best performer for the team was again Pawan Sehrawat with 11 points, while Chandran and Bharat supported well with around 5 points each.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers team have 2 wins in 5 league matches and are positioned 10th in the points table. The team needs a win to rebuild their fine momentum, they had generated in the first few fixtures of the tournament. In the last league match, the team lost to Bengal Warriors with a scoreline of 28-31. The best performer for the team was Arjun Deshwal, who bagged 16 points, while Deepak Hooda earned 5 points. The team fared better than the oppositon in raids with 51.35% success rate, but had only 29% success rate in tackles.
Pawan Kumar Sherawat: Pawan Kumar Sherawat is among the top raiders in thecompetition and has the ability to win games by himself. He was the top raider last seasonand has had a fine start to Season 8 as well. The Bengaluru man has 73 raid points and has climbed from 5th to 2nd on the list of top raiders. He will look to produce another special effort tonight.
Saurabh Nandal: Saurabh has emerged as the leader of the Bengaluru defence and has played wit panache. The right-corner defender has brought out his best this season and his tally for the season reads 15 tackle points and is the top-scoring defender for his team. He will be a big threat for the one-man dependent Jaipur raiding unit.
Deepak Niwas Hooda: Deepak Niwas Hooda is the star player for the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The all-rounder adds tremendous value to both departments. He hasnt had the best of seasons thus far as he has managed just 32 raid points and has failed to register even a single successful tackle.
Sahul Kumar: Sahul Kumar has made a thunderous entry into this Jaipur Pink Panthersside. The right corner defender has been the top defender for the side and has claimed 11 tackle points in just 4 games and will have a big role to thwart the threat of Bengalurus strong raiding unit.
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