BLR vs TAM Dream11 : Fifth leg of PKL 7 commences today with Tamil Thalaivas and Bengaluru Bulls heading out in a bid to consolidate their place in the top 6 of the league standings
With the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League a month old now, we have started getting a clear idea of how the league standings could end up looking like at the culmination of the 12 legs. Done with the Gujarat leg yesterday, the marquee league is ready to traverse into the fifth leg starting today with Tamil Thalaivas and Bengaluru Bulls beginning things in the first of two matches today.
With the home leg having served no side fruitfully till now apart from Mumbai, Tamil Thalaivas will venture into their home leg with extreme caution. Gujarat Fortunegiants ended up enduring a horrid time in their recently concluded home fixtures, losing all four of the matches slated in their home leg with the side going on an unprecedented slump in the league table.
Currently placed seventh with the three wins, two defeats and one draw from the six matches they have contested in, Tamil Thalaivas know that they need to emerge from the next four fixtures unscathed if they are to nail down a spot in the top 6. They’ll be buoyed by their current form, one which sees them unbeaten in three successive matches, helping snap out of what was a horrendous start to the campaign.
Elsewhere finding themselves in fifth place, Bengaluru Bulls are venturing into this encounter with two defeats on the bounce against Haryana Steelers and U.P. Yoddha. Its wavered what was a pinch perfect start to the season for them, seeing the side struggling to hold onto their place in the coveted qualification spots by the barest of margins.
Probable Playing 7
Ajay Thakur (C), Rahul, Shabeer Bappu, Ajeet, Manjeet Chhillar, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar
Rohit Kumar (C), Pawan Sehrawat, Sumit Singh, Mahender Singh, Amit Sheoran, Ashish Sangwan, Saurabh
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Tamil Thalaivas Vs Bengaluru Bulls
Date And Time: 17th August, Saturday- 7:30pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Television: Star Sports 2, Hindi/HD
BLR vs TAM Dream 11 Picks
Defenders for BLR vs TAM Dream11
With 17 tackle points, Mohit Chillar has been good for Tamil Thalaivas in the backline with the side’s resurgence in defence a major reason for their rejuvenation in the league. The corner defender comes into our side while from the Bulls we have opted for Amit Sheoran.
He was a substitute in the previous encounter for his side but with Aman having a horrid time in the previous encounter, Amit should come back for the side as they look to strengthen a waning area which has been responsible for their defeats recently.
All-Rounders for BLR vs TAM Dream11
His side’s highest tackle points accumulator with 26, taking his overall score beyond 300 tackle points, Manjeet Chillar from Tamil Thalaivas is the first player who comes into this facet. With Bengaluru Bulls have an extremely strong raiding unit, the onus will lie on Tamil Thalaivas defence to come good for the side and we envision them doing so.
Mohit Sehrawat ended up blacking in the tackling department the last time around for his side, becoming a major reason for allowing U.P. Yoddha to script a comeback and wipe out a healthy lead for Bengaluru Bulls. The likelihood of him being dropped from this one is extremely high but with a price tag of just 10.5 credits, we have decided to stick with him.
Raiders for BLR vs TAM Dream11
Although he didn’t put on a big showing the last time around with just the 4 raid points, Rahul Chaudhari who has gone past 900 raid points is still the side’s highest scorer with 42 points. And with Ajay performing as well in the previous encounter with 29 points along with Shabeer Bappu adding to the might of the side, it’s a formidable trivalent, one which could end up lambasting Bengaluru Bulls today.
We have picked out Rahul and Shabeer from the side while Pawan was our undoubtable pick from the opposition. With 12 raid and 3 tackle points in his previous outing, the raider showed why he’s spoken about in the same breath as some of the finest kabaddi players in the circuit.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pawan is being made our side’s captain while Rahul 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.