PKL 8, Eliminator 2: Gujarat Giants Vs Bengaluru Bulls Preview

Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 8 is underway in Bengaluru. The knockout matches will begin from tonight. In the second Eliminator match Gujarat Giants will lock their horns with season 6 winner Bengaluru Bulls. This match will be repeat of season 6 final match. The winner of this match will take on Dabang Delhi K.C. on 23rd February in the semi-final 2.

Team Analysis:

Gujarat Giants

The team has played 22 matches. There are 10 wins, 8 losses & 4 tie to their name. Rakesh Narwal, Rakesh, Mahendra Rajput & Ajay Kumar are doing well in raiding. A lot will be dependent on Rakesh & Mahendra Rajput duo. Gujarat defenders Captain Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Hadi Oshtorak & Girish Ernak are defending the team well. Sunil & Parvesh’s tackles will be significant.

Bengaluru Bulls

The team has played 22 matches. There are 11 wins, 9 losses & 2 tie to their name. Skipper Pawan Kumar Sehrawat is leading team’s offense from the front. He is getting support from Chandran Ranjit & Bharat. Pawan-Bharat raiding duo will be hoping to keep going. The defense of Vice-captain Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Mohit Sehrawat & Mayur is stable. Their defense will be important.

Key Battle

Parvesh Bhainswal Vs Pawan Kumar Sehrawat

Gujarat left cover Parvesh is team’s top defender in this season. He has clinched 53 tackle points in 22 matches. He is leading the team’s defense from the front. His main responsibility will be to stop Bengaluru captain Pawan Kumar. Pawan is the top raider of not only Bulls team but also PKL 8. He has notched up 156 raid points from 20 games. This battle will be crucial.

Key Players

Rakesh, Gujarat Giants

As a primary raider of Gujarat he has done well with 132 raid points in 21 games.

Saurabh Nandal, Bengaluru Bulls

As a top defender his performance in raiding is good with 61 tackle points from 22 matches.

Head To Head in PKL 8

Gujarat Giants 1 – 1 Bengaluru Bulls

Match Prediction

Bengaluru Bulls might win the match

Match Timing

The match will be held at 8.30 pm (IST) at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre Bengaluru.


Star Sports network will broadcast the match. Disney+ hotstar will also broadcast the match online.


Gujarat Giants

Sunil Kumar (Captain), Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Ajay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Gaur, Harmanjit Singh, Harshit Yadav, Maninder Singh, Pardeep Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Rakesh Sungroya, Rathan K, Sohit Malik, Sonu Singh, Sunil Kumar, Ravesh Bhainswal, Girish Ernak Ravinder Pahal, Ankit, Davinder Amar, Sumit, Vishay Chaudhary, Soleman Pahleivani.

Bengaluru Bulls

Pawan Sehrawat (Captain), Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali, Chandran Ranjit, Deepak Narwal, Dong Geon Lee, More GB, Naseeb, Rohit Sangwan, Mayur Kadam, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran, Ankit, Vikas.