After two successive days of triple panga, the third day of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 in Pune offers us two matches at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. Sunday’s contests pits Jaipur Pink Panthers against Bengaluru Bulls in the first match and Tamil Thalaivas against Dabang Delhi K.C. in the second game.

Here are our previews for Day 20.

Match 48: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls

The Panthers will be eager to get their season back on track after suffering back-to-back losses. They have won five matches and lost thrice in the ongoing campaign and need to return to winning ways soon. For that to happen, they will want their star raider Arjun Deshwal, who has scored 81 raid points this season, to be at his best. Deshwal though will need more help in attack from the likes of Rahul Chaudhari (26 raid points), V Ajith Kumar (22 raid points) and Bhavani Rajput (20 raid points). Defensively, Ankush (27 tackle points), Sunil Kumar (26 tackle points) and Sahul Kumar (14 tackle points) have been their most effective tacklers.

Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, will be feeling confident after a thrilling win against Dabang Delhi K.C. last night. Bharat, who scored 20 points for the Bulls against Dabang Delhi K.C. and has a total of 92 raid points this season, will be their main man in attack, while Vikash Kandola (56 raid points) will look to support him as the Season 6 champions aim to continue their fine form. As far as their defence goes, the Bulls will rely on their trusted trio comprising Saurabh Nandal, Aman and Mahender Singh. While Saurabh Nandal has scored 28 tackle points so far, Aman and Mahender Singh have managed 16 and 15 tackle points respectively.

Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls head-to-head

Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengaluru Bulls have squared off 15 times with both sides winning on seven occasions each. One game between the teams ended in a tie.

Match 49: Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

Like the Bulls, Tamil Thalaivas will be feeling confident after beginning the Pune leg with a win. The Thalaivas currently find themselves 11th in the vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 standings and need to string together back-to-back wins to climb up the points table. Young Narender has been the team’s main raider and has 61 raid points to show for his efforts. However, he’ll need more support from the rest of his teammates in attack if the Thalaivas want to start winning consistently. On the defensive front, Sahil Gulia with 19 tackle points has been their top tackler, while skipper Sagar and M. Abishek have also chipped in with 16 and 12 tackle points respectively.

Meanwhile, Dabang Delhi K.C. will be reeling after three consecutive losses knocked them off top spot in the standings. They will be eager to get out of this slump against the Thalaivas and history is very much on their side as the defending champions are yet to lose a game in vivo PKL against their opponents on Sunday. They boast the likes of Naveen Kumar (107 raid points), Ashu Malik (43 raid points) and Manjeet (38 raid points) in a solid attack, while their defence features players like Krishan (24 tackle points), Vishal (21 tackle points) and Ravi Kumar (15 tackle points).

Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C. head-to-head

Tamil Thalaivas and Dabang Delhi K.C. have met on six occasions with the latter winning five times, while one game ended in a tie.

vivo PKL Schedule for October 30, Sunday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 48: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengaluru Bulls

Match 49: Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?

Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.