BLR vs PUN Dream11 : Bengaluru Bulls look to move to the top of the table when they take on last placed Puneri Paltan today
The Pro Kabaddi League is back after a day’s break with two clashes slated for Wednesday. Opening proceedings on the day is the encounter between Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls, a clash which looks set to be an extremely one-sided one given how both the teams have fared in the land of the showpiece league till now.
Where fourth placed Bengaluru Bulls step into this fixture with aspirations of moving to the top of the league standings, for floundering Puneri Paltan, today is all about putting up a respectable showing. Placed in the bottom of the league after winning just two matches out of eight, Puneri Paltan have come across as the worst side in the league this year by some distance, failing to move out of last place across the course of the last one month.
There previous showing against Tamil Thalaivas epitomised everything wrong with this team at the moment. Not only is it lacking the knowhow to win crucial stages of matches, showing no composure at pivotal points but the defence has yet to impress, becoming the reason for the side squandering what should have been a certain winning lead in their previous encounter.
Winning against Tamil Thalaivas, Puneri Paltan not only allowed them back into the game but let them walk away with a draw, seeing their winless run extend in the league. Elsewhere least year’s champions Bengaluru Bulls enter the fray of today’s encounter having trounced Tamil Thalaivas in their own home leg with Pawan Sehrawat scoring a super 10.
BLR vs PUN Probable Playing 7
Surjeet Singh (C), Nitin Tomar, Girish Ernak, Pankaj Mohite, Manjeet, Hadi Tajik, Jadhav Shahaji
Rohit Kumar(C), Pawan Sehrawat, Amit Sheoran, Mahender Singh, Ankit, Mohit Sehrawat, Saurabh
The key takeaway battle from this contest is f Puneri Paltan’s defence and Bengaluru Bulls’ raiding front. Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar will need to be stalled by a Puneri Paltan defence which has yet to leave upto the expectations accorded from it if the side are to have any chance of snapping out a horrid run in today’s encounter.
For us though, its Bengaluru Bulls who’ll prevail in this one given the clearly more well-rounded unit they have at their disposal, one which should make t two wins on the bounce for them today.
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Puneri Paltan Vs Bengaluru Bulls
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 7:30pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
BLR vs PUN Pivotal Players
- Surjeet Singh, Pankaj Mohite, Manjeet
- Pawan Sehrawat, Amit Sheoran, Mahender Singh
BLR vs PUN Dream 11 Picks
Defenders for BLR vs PUN Dream11
Where both these sides have lacked this season has been in the defensive side of things, failing to put on worldclass displays to obliterate their opponents with ease. However, what has served fruitfully for Bengaluru Bulls is the trio they have at their disposal of Mahender Singh (22 tackle point), Amit Sheoran (16 tackle points) and Saurabh (15 points) which has intertwined successfully in unison for them.
This sees us pick out Amit Sheoran as the first player from the outfit along with Mahender Singh while from the opposition we have picked up the sole defender in the form of Hadi Tajik. With Shubham Shinde wavering in form, Hadi has been given chances recently and should start for the side again today.
All-Rounders for BLR vs PUN Dream11
At a time when Nitin and the rest of the senior campaigners in the side’s raiding unit have failed to impress, the resurgence of players like Manjeet has helped imbed some kind of semblance to the outfit. With 38 raiding points, Manjeet is the side’s second most successful raider and if they are to have any chance of winning this, he’ll need to emulate the same displays which have made him so successful till now.
Raiders for BLR vs PUN Dream11
Carrying on with the raiding players from the side and we have their biggest success, Pankaj Mohit make a foray into our side as well. The raider has waged a lone battle for the side, amassing a bagful of 39 points at a time when nothing else has gone right for his outfit. The talisman of his side’s attack, he’s embarked on a soiree completely different to the rest of his raiding unit, making for pristine viewing.
From Bengaluru Bulls meanwhile, we have their highest scoring raider, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat be included into our side after picking up 98 raid points along with a super 10 in his side’s win against Tamil Thalaivas. We have decided to pick up Rohit Kumar as well despite the raider dwindling recently only due to the identity of the Paltan’s defence.
Captain And Vice-Captain for BLR vs PUN Dream11
Pankaj is our captain for this one while Pawan is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.