PKL 8, Match 43: Puneri Paltan Vs Bengal Warriors Preview

It is week 3 in Pro Kabaddi League season eight. On the fifrth day, Puneri Paltan will take on defending champions Bengal Warriors in the first match of tonight. As both the teams have suffered a loss in their previous battle it is important for them to win this one.

Team Analysis:

Puneri Paltan

The team lost their last match against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat and Pankaj Mohite are playing well. Captain Nitin Tomar put few raids when he was substituted in the second half. The defense including Abinesh Nadarajan, Baldev Singh, Sanket Sawant and Vice-captain Vishal Bhardwaj is not stable. They need to show their usual game.

Bengal Warriors

They faced a defeat from Haryana Steelers. Skipper Maninder Singh is doing a good job in raiding. But he does not get any support from secondary raiders. This is the cause of worry. Esmaeil Nabibakhsh is in form with his all-round performance. Sachin Vitthala and Abozar Mohajermighani are defending team well. Other defenders need to step up.

Key Battle

Vishal Bhardwaj Vs Maninder Singh

Vishal Bhardwaj is Pune team’s top defender. His tackles are getting him points. His main target will be to stop opposition skipper Maninder Singh. Maninder is top raider for Bengal. He is raiding very well.

Key Players

Aslam Inanmdar, Puneri Paltan

He is team’s secondary raider. This young raider is picking up points.

Sachin Vitthala, Bengal Warriors

In the past few matches he has done well in the defense.

Match Prediction

Bengal Warriors has an upper hand over Puneri Paltan.

Match Timing

The match will be held at 7.30 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.


Puneri Paltan

Nitin Tomar (Captain), Vishal Bhardwaj (Vice-Captain), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kumar, Mohit Goyat, Vishwas S, Akash Shinde, Aslam Inamdar, Shubham Shelke, Baldev Singh, Jadhav Shahaji, Sanket Sawant, Hadi Tajik, Sombir, Sourav Kumar, Karamvir, Subhash E, Abinseh Nadarjan, Subhash E.

Bengal Warriors

Maninder Singh (Captain), Akash Pikalmunde, Anand V, Maninder Singh, Ravindra Kumawat, Rishank Devadiga, Sukesh Hegde, Darshan J, Vijin Thangadurai, Amit, Parveen, Sachin Vitthala, Abozar Mohajermighani, Rinku Narwal, Rohit Banne, Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda, Rohit, Tapas Pal.