PREVIEW

Jaipur Pink Panthers will collide with the Bengaluru Bulls in an Inter-Zone wildcard match at Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata today.

Pink Panthers have changed their fortunes by performing consistently and have only lost twice in their last seven games. Both the losses came against Gujarat Fortune Giants in close encounters, 29-34 and 31-33.

Pink Panther’s last outing was against Dabang Delhi which ended in a tie with 37-37 scoreline. K Selvamani was the pick of the lot who scored 11 points coming off the bench.

On the final day of league matches, Pink Panthers will be looking to end the season on the high. After a terrible campaign, Pink Panthers need to give a deserving farewell to the skipper Anup Kumar who recently announced his retirement from the sport of kabaddi.

Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, have had a stellar campaign and have emerged to be one of the strongest contenders to lift the title. Rohit Kumar has returned to form at the right time for the Bulls and his partnership with Pawan Kumar is a threat for any defensive side. The defence department is taken care by the duo of Mahender Singh and Ashish Kumar Sangwan who be play a major factor during the playoffs.

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 playoffs will commence from 30th December after a two days gap to rest the players and staff.

 

Previous Meetings

Last time these two sides met was in the 70th game of the season that was played in Ahmedabad. This contest was won by Bengaluru Bulls who won the match by 45-32.

Pawan Sherawat was the man of the match with his 19 raid points in the match. Mahender Singh also chipped in with his high-five performance and stood out in the defence department.

 

GAME DETAILS

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 08:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata

League: Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19, Match 131

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network.

Online Streaming: Hotstar App

 

Key Battles

Rohit Kumar (right raider) vs Sandeep Dhull (left corner)

Deepak Niwas Hooda (left raider) vs Raju Lal Choudhary (right corner)

SQUADS

Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar(c),  Raju Lal Choudhary, Mahendra Singh Dhaka, Ashish Kumar, Dong Ju Hong, Nithesh, Pawan Kumar Sherawat, Sumit Singh, Anand V, Harish Naik, Gyung Tae Kim, Rohit, Ajay, Ravi, Sandeep, Kashiling Adake, Amit Sheoran, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, Ankit, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Mahender Singh, Anil.

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Anup Kumar(c), Sunil Siddhgavali, Amit Kumar, Anand Patil, Brijendra Singh Chaudhary, Ashok Kumar, N. Shiva Ramakrishna, David Shilisia J Mosambayi, Bajirao Hodage, K. Selvamani, Young Chang Ko, Mohit Chhillar, Gangadhari Mallesh, Lokesh Kaushik, Nitin Rawal, Ajit Singh, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Santhapanaselvam.

 

Probable playing 7

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda (c), Ajinkya Pawar, Selvamani K, Sunil Siddhgavali, Gangadhari Mallesh, Sandeep Dhull, and Santhapanaselvam

Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar (c), Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Kashiling Adake, Ashish Kumar Sangwan, Mahender Singh, Amit Sheoran, and Raju Lal Choudhary

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