PKL 9, Semi Final 1: Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls Vs Preview
Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season nine caravan has moved to Mumbai city. The knockout matches are undergoing here. In the first Semi Final match, inaugural champion Jaipur Pink Panthers will take on season 6 champion Bengaluru Bulls. The winner of this match will play the final match on 17th December.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
The team has played 22 matches in the league stage & was table toppers. There are 15 wins, 6 losses & 1 tie to their name. They got qualified for the semi-finals due to 1st position.
Arjun Deshwal, Rahul Chaudhari & V Ajith Kumar are doing well in raiding. A lot will be dependent on Arjun & Rahul duo.
Jaipur defenders Ankush, Reza Mirbagheri, Sahul Kumar, & captain Sunil Kumar are defending the team well. Ankush & Sahul’s tackles will be significant.
Arjun’s quick revival & keeping Bengaluru raiders silent will be the key for Jaipur to win this match.
The team has played 22 matches. There are 13 wins, 8 losses & 1 tie to their name. They defeated Dabang Delhi KC in the eliminator to reach the semi-final.
Bharat is leading team’s offense from the front. He is getting support from Neeraj Narwal & Vikash Kandola. Bharat & Vikash raiding duo will be hoping to keep going.
The defense of captain Mahender Singh, vice-captain Saurabh Nandal, Aman & Mayur is stable. Their defense will be important.
Bharat & Vikash’s raids & keeping Arjun out of the mat for maximum time will be the key for Bengaluru to win this match.
Arjun Deshwal Vs Saurabh Nandal
Arjun is the top raider of Jaipur team. He is the highest raid points scorer in PKL 9. He has notched up 286 raid points from 22 games. He will try to snatch points from Bengaluru vice-captain & left corner Saurabh.
Saurabh has clinched 68 tackle points in 23 matches. He is third highest tackle points scorer in this season. He is leading the team’s defense from the front. His main responsibility will be to stop Jaipur raider Arjun.
This battle will be crucial for both the teams.
Ankush, Jaipur Pink Panthers
As a top defender his performance in defense is good with 81 tackle points from 22 matches.
Bharat, Bengaluru Bulls
As a primary raider of Bengaluru, Bharat has done well with 272 raid points in 22 games.
Head To Head in PKL 9
Jaipur Pink Panthers 1 – 1 Bengaluru Bulls
Jaipur Pink Panthers has an upper hand over Bengaluru Bulls.
The match is expected to start at 7.30 pm (IST) at Dome National Sports Club of India (NSCI) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Indoor Stadium, Mumbai.
Star Sports network will broadcast the match. Disney+ hotstar will also broadcast the match online.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Sunil Kumar (Captain), Arjun Deshwal, Deepak, Devank, Ankush, Sahul Kumar, Ashish, Abhishek KS, V Ajith Kumar, Woosan KO, Reza Mirbagheri, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Panwar, Bhavani Rajput, Navneet, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Chandel, Rahul Dhanawade, Akshay Baghal, Abhimanyu, Marimuthu Kamraj.
Mahender Singh (Captain), Saurabh Nandal (Vice-captain), Mayur Kadam, Yash Hooda, Rohit Tanwar, GB More, Bharat, Aman, Vinod Lachmayya Naik, Rajnesh, Vikash Khandola, Nageshor Tharu, Lal Mohar Yadav, Sachin Narwal, Rahul Khatik, Sudhakar Krishanth Kadam, Neeraj Narwal, Harmanjit Singh, Rajesh Narwal, Ran Singh, Rakesh Gowda, Rakshith S.