Bengaluru Bulls will clash against the Telugu Titans tonight in the ‘Southern Derby’ clash in the Pro Kabaddi League in Ranchi.
The teams come into the game on the back of contrasting results in previous games. Bengaluru Bulls won against the Puneri Paltan, whereas Telugu Titans lost out to Patna Pirates yesterday.
Bengaluru Bulls have a good mix of players led by their skipper, Rohit Kumar. Rohit initially had to do the bulk of raiding, but now with good support from Ajay Kumar has found a good partner. He has performed well taking much of the load off of Rohit’s shoulders. Sunil Jaipal, the all-rounder has recently found good form with both raiding and defending.
The defense is led by the experienced Ravinder Pahal, who will be back into the side after his suspension. Mahender Singh and Kuldeep have done well so far in his absence and will look to carry that form ahead.
Telugu Titans, on the other hand, are in a spot of bother now. They have just garnered 30 points from their 16 matches which put their playoff chances in trouble. Rahul Chaudhari has been steady in the raiding department but hasn’t found much support from Nilesh Salunkhe and Mohsen Maghsoodlou.
The defense is led by Rohit Rana alongside Vishal Bhardwaj and Sombir but they haven’t performed well so far. They only managed 6 tackle points against Patna Pirates yesterday. They need to step up their game if they have to win against the Bengaluru Bulls tonight.
Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans Starting Lineup
Bengaluru Bulls – Rohit Kumar (c), Ajay Kumar, Mahender Singh, Ravinder Pahal, Ashish Kumar, Sunil Jaipal, Kuldeep
Telugu Titans – Rahul Chaudhari (c), Nilesh Salunkhe, Mohsen Maghsoodlou, Rohit Rana, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sombir, Vinod Kumar