Dabang Delhi will face off against Bengaluru Bulls in the second Inter-Zone challenge week taking place at Kolkata.
After a long break, the teams head into the contest with contrasting results. Dabang Delhi managed a one-point win over U Mumba in their previous encounter; whereas Bengaluru Bulls lost out to Bengal Warriors.
Bengaluru Bulls are heavily dependent on their star raider, Rohit Kumar for their points. He has amassed a total of 90 points for the side in this season so far. He will expect his side to assist them in raiding and defend well against Delhi. Ajay Kumar and Gurvinder Singh will need to step up in raiding to take some load off Rohit’s shoulders.
The defense is largely handled by the seasoned campaigner Ravinder Pahal along with Mahender Singh and Ashish Kumar. Kuldeep Singh, a young defender has been consistent too. The defense will be wary of the threat possessed by the Iranian duo of Meraj Sheykh and Abolfazl Maghsoudlou.
Dabang Delhi managed to win in a close match against Mumbai, which was largely due to Meraj Sheykh’s brilliance. The Iranian duo are the major scorers for the side with neither Ravi Dalal nor Rohit Baliyan having peaked yet. The raiders will have their task cut out against an experienced Bulls defense.
Delhi defense comprises of the experienced Nilesh Shinde and Bajirao Hodage. But, their pair hasn’t been consistent through the season and will have to perform well against Bulls. They will be supported by Viraj Landge and Sunil in defense.
Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls Starting Lineup
Dabang Delhi – Meraj Sheykh (c), Abolfazl Maghsoudlou, Nilesh Shinde, Bajirao Hodage, Ravi Dalal, Rohit Baliyan, Viraj Landge
Bengaluru Bulls – Rohit Kumar (c), Ashish Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Mahender Singh, Ravinder Pahal, Kuldeep Singh, Gurvinder Singh