Telugu Titans will look for revenge as they take on Bengaluru Bulls tonight at the Mankapur Indoor Stadium in Nagpur.
Both the teams are coming off big margin losses from their last match which was against the same opposition, Patna Pirates. These two teams have already met each other this season in Hyderabad, where the Bulls blew apart the Titans by registering a 10-point win.
Bengaluru Bulls will look to take advantage of the Titans’ recent slump of form, as Titans gear up for revenge. Bengaluru Bulls are second in the Zone B standings with 11 points from 4 encounters. Though they started the season on a high with two consecutive wins, their home leg in Nagpur hasn’t progressed well as they lost their last two matches.
Rohit Kumar has been in sublime form, picking up a hat-trick of Super 10s in his first 3 games but the youngest squad in the league lacks the much-needed experience. Ajay Kumar has shown signs of brilliance with Ravinder Pahal and Preetam Chhillar being solid pegs at the back. A lot rests on captain Rohit to pull his team out of the slump and instil confidence in them to go for the kill against a team who has not had their best season, yet.
Telugu Titans started the season with a positive win but have not been able to follow it up with another. Having lost 5 consecutive matches of the 6 played, they sit fifth in the Zone B standings and things won’t look good for them if they do not get back to winning ways. The likes of Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Rana and an in-form Vishal Bhardwaj couldn’t stop the Bulls brigade and this time, their game plan needs to change.
Raid Machine Rahul Chaudhari has been the leading force in attack beside Nilesh Salunke, but he needs to shorten the time spent out of play to have a greater impact on his team’s performance.
Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans Starting 7
Bengaluru Bulls – Rohit Kumar (c), Ajay Kumar, Ashish Kumar, Ravinder Pahal, Mahender Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Preetam Chillar
Telugu Titans – Rahul Chaudhari (c), Rakesh Kumar, Nilesh Salunke, Vikas, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rohit Rana, Vinod Kumar