BEN vs GUJ Dream11 : Floundering Gujarat Fortunegiants look to snap out of a horrid four match losing spree in the closing match of the day
What had started off as a dream start for Gujarat Fortunegiants has taken no time in unravelling. After winning their first three opening fixtures, the side have gone onto lose their next four matches, seeing them slump from challenging for top spot to find themselves languishing in sixth place in the standings.
It’s a predicament which the side will be looking to snap out of when they square off against Bengal Warriors in the second encounter of Wednesday after a day’s break in the league. Touted as one of the firm favourites for the title with the side making an advent into the ongoing edition having retained their main bunch of players, the outfit will be looking to reaffirm their status as challengers for the trophy.
What has been a massive cause for Gujarat’s misdemeanours is their defence, one which has surprisingly fallen apart in recent time. It saw them slump to a horrendous defeat against Telegu Titans in their previous fixture, handing them their second defeat of their home leg, something which has massively dejected the ardent supporters who have turned up in large numbers to support their side.
Elsewhere the Warriors come into this fixture having won three matches and being defeated two times with Maninder Singh emerging as the side’s best player. He and the rest of the raiding unit of the side will be looking to capitalise on what is currently an abysmal defence Gujarat have at their disposal.
Probable Playing 7
Sunil Kumar (C), Parvesh Bhainswal, Sumit, Ankit, Rohit Gulia, Sachin Tanwar, GB More
Maninder Singh (C), K Prapanjan, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal, Jeeva Kumar, Viraj Vishnu Landge
BEN vs GUJ Probable Winner
While Gujarat’s slump has been as unprecedented as disappointing it is, there is no taking away from the fact that they still remain one of the most complete and well-rounded units in the league. The spate of losses has massively fallen down to the side’s inability to string together successful game-plans against their opponents, something the side were massively revered for.
If their defence can show discipline and put up the stomach for a fight, this encounter can easily be one Gujarat end up winning. For us, they emerge as winners from this encounter and give their raucous support something to finally cheer about.
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Gujarat Fortunegiants Vs Bengal Warriors
Date And Time: 14th August, Wednesday- 8:30pm
Venue: EKA Arena TransStadia, Ahmedabad
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
BEN vs GUJ Dream 11 Picks
Defenders for BEN vs GUJ Dream11
While Bengal Warriors have seen their wins come through their showings in the raiding department, Baldev Singh’s contributions in the backline can’t be ignored either. He’s acted as the fulcrum of the side, helping organise the defence, moving it around with his articulate arm-chain tackles and quick dashes.
With 32 points, the right corner and Rinku Narwal come in from the side while from Gujarat we have opted to bring in Ankit. His side’s defence has been played around with recently but Gujarat are a side who are known for their resilience and expect them to show immense fighting spirit today. At a price tag of just 11 credits, Ankit offers excellent value to our side.
All-Rounders for BEN vs GUJ Dream11
The league’s most expensive all-rounder in this edition of the marquee league, Mohammad Esmaeil- Nabibakhsh has fully lived upto the massive expectations accorded from him. He’s not only come up with points in his side’s raid, delivering 32 raiding points but has delivered tackles as well, making him an ideal pick over here.
From Gujarat Fortunegiants we have opted to get in Rohit Gulia with the all-rounder having emerged as the side’s highest raid points getter till now. With GB More losing his form over the course of the last couple of encounters, seeing him being dropped from the playing 7 as well, the onus on Gulia to deliver an incisive performance in the raiding side of things massively increases.
Raiders for BEN vs GUJ Dream11
Leading his side’s attack to perfection with a momentous tally of 50 points, the side’s captain Maninder Singh has been in immaculate form. He’s revelled us in dauntless displays, using his immense repertoire of abilities to clean apart defences with rampant ease and disdain.
From Gujarat we are getting in Sachin Tanwar to complete our side for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Maninder Singh is our captain for this match while we are choosing Gulia as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the PKL 7 fraternity and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.