BLR vs PAT Dream11 Team: Reigning champions Bengaluru Bulls look to build on their platform of PKL 6 when they take on Patna Pirates in the second clash of Saturday.
For the Bengaluru Bulls, Pro Kabaddi League 6 was a breakthrough season for them. Winning their first ever title after defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants in the summit clash 38-33, the side put in an exemplary performance in the second half as they overturned a first half deficit to win the glistening trophy.
With Pawan Sehrawat scoring 22 raid points in that particular encounter, Bengaluru Bulls went onto put down a Gujarat Fortunegiants side who found themselves in their second final on the bounce. And the Bulls have gone onto retain their title winning squad for PKL 7, retaining Pawan Sehrawat, Rohit Kumar and Ashish Sangwan ahead of the auctions while roping back stalwart defender Mahender Singh for Rs.80 lakh by using their FBM card.
With coach Randhir Singh revered for his ability to spot out upcoming young players and develop them into worldclass ones under his tutelage, the side is a perfect blend of experience and new skilled players. For the Bulls the gameplan is to keep doling out the same brand of attacking kabaddi which lead to their success in the previous season with Mahender Singh their key in defence while the raiding department will see Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar be the side’s picks across the league.
Meanwhile for their opponents on the day, Patna Pirates, this season is all about qualifying for the qualifiers after being extremely unfortunate in PKL. They fell short of the coveted third place in Zone B by just 2 points, slipping out of the top 3 after U.P. Yoddha scripted the most intriguing comeback of the season to peg them into third place after winning 5 of their last 6 matches.
The side will heavily bank on Pardeep Narwal upfront to help the side taste consummate success with the raider looking the first to breach the symbolic milestone of 1,000 raiding points this season. Coming into PKL 7 with 858 points to be the most successful raider in the league, he’s gotten the perfect partner to pair up with in the form Kang Kun Lee with the two bound to be of paramount importance to the side.
Bengaluru Bulls Vs Patna Pirates Match Prediction
Looking to get their sojourn in Pro Kabaddi League after losing their PKL 5 title to today’s opponents, Bengaluru Bulls, expect Patna Pirates to come strong off the blocks and play an attacking game. With Pardeep Narwal taking the onus and shouldering the brunt of the responsibility of his shoulders, the Bulls will need Mahender and Ashish to be in pristine touch to curtail Pardeep’s attempts at amassing a bagful of points.
Thankfully for the side though, they have their own star raider in the form of last season’s top scorer with 271 points, Pardeep Narwal. With both the sides brimming with exquisite attacking players, this match is going to come down to the better defensive outfit and we expect the Bulls to win it on that merit.
Defenders for BLR vs PAT Dream11
With the defence letting the side down last season, Patna Pirates spared no expense in solidifying the segment by bringing in Sandeep Nada for an exuberant amount of money. They also ended up paying Rs.44.74 lakh for right cover defender Neeraj Kumar and given the hefty price tag Nada accords, we are going in with Vijay for this one.
From the Bulls meanwhile we have their mainstay and rock hard, Mahender Singh come in for us. He’s going to be accompanied by Vijay Kumar who might not get to start this one but with Raju’s position at right corner not yet sealed owing to his inconsistent showings, Vijay is an astute pick at just 11 credits.
All-Rounders for BLR vs PAT Dream11
With us needing to splash out big money in the raiding department, we have opted for the lone pick in the all-rounders department. Its Ashish Sangwan who comes in from Bengaluru Bulls after picking up 40 raid points last season. Although he has been identified as a more defensive option alongside Mahender, he ended up getting the bulk of his points in the attacking department and could contribute in both the facets in this match.
Raiders for BLR vs PAT Dream11
This compartment is where the stalwarts start rolling into our side with Pawan Sehrawat the first player to come in here. Along with Rohit Kumar and a few young names, Pawan forms part of an extremely stellar raiding component for his side and plenty will depend on this department for the side today.
Meanwhile from Patna Pirates we have a two man partnership come in for us in the form of Pardeep Narwal and Iranian Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou who will be playing his first season the league. With the 15 super 10s, Pardeep Narwal found himself second in the list of raiders with the most points, a player who is capable of giving any backline a drubbing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both the worldclass raiders are opted by us over here with Pardeep Narwal being selected as our captain and Pawan Sehrawat becoming the vice-captain.
Probable Playing 7
Mahender Singh, Amit, Raju
Rohit Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat
Jawahar Dagar, Neeraj Kumar, Surender Nada
Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Pardeep Narwal V, Jang Kun Lee
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Bengaluru Bulls Vs Patna Pirates
Date And Time: 20th May, Saturday- 8:30pm
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD