Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans clash for the first time this season

Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans clash for the first time this season

The action continues in Pune as Bengaluru Bulls take on Telugu Titans for the first time in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 in a Zone B clash at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Wednesday.

The previous two fixtures between the two sides have ended in ties with lead raiders, Rohit Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari ending up as top scorers for their respective sides in both games. Bengaluru Bulls were the last side to win a match between the two and won the third encounter between the sides last season.

Match 86 (Zone B): Bengaluru Bulls vs Telugu Titans

Head-to-head: Bengaluru Bulls 6-3 Telugu Titans. 3 Ties

Form Guide

Bengaluru Bulls

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. U.P. Yoddha

WON

37

27

Vs. Patna Pirates

LOST

32

35

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

WON

36

22

Vs. Bengal Warriors

LOST

31

33

Vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers

WON

45

32

TOTAL

3-0-2

181

149

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored 36.2

Average Points Conceded – 29.8

Best RaiderPawan Kumar Sehrawat

Best DefenderMahender Singh

Telugu Titans

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

LOST

25

31

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

LOST

23

27

Vs. Puneri Paltan

WON

28

25

Vs. Bengal Warriors

LOST

25

30

Vs. U.P. Yoddha

TIED

26

26

TOTAL

1-1-3

127

139

Stats from the last five matches

Average Points Scored – 25.4

Average Points Conceded 27.8

Best Raider – Rahul Chaudhari

Best DefenderAbozar Mohajermighani  

The big battle

Rohit Kumar vs Abozar Mohajermighani

With 39 raid points from 4 games in their home leg, skipper Rohit Kumar has peaked at just the right time for Bengaluru Bulls. His average of 9.75 raid points per match in the home leg is much higher than his season tally of 6.64 raid points per match and that bodes well for the home team.

Abozar Mohajermighani is the leading defender for Telugu Titans this season. While he has only 33 tackle points from 10 games, his average of 3.3 tackle points places him seventh in the league in that category. His performances have been key for Telugu Titans in their victories and they will hope for another strong performance from their Right-Corner.

Kumar leads the duo’s head-to-head duels 4-1 and the battle between the Left Raider and Right Corner will be key in determining the outcome of the game.

Key Khiladi

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat - Bengaluru Bulls

Having been the find of the season for Bengaluru Bulls, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has continued to impress with each passing game. Sehrawat has scored six points against Telugu Titans and the man with the most Super Raids this season will be keen to impress the Pune crowd one more time. Bengaluru Bulls will be hopeful that their lead raider can score a bucketful of points and help them win their first game of the season against Telugu Titans.

Rahul Chaudhari - Telugu Titans

Rahul Chaudhari has regained the form that has seen him being nicknamed the Poster Boy of Kabaddi. With 33 raid points in his last five outings, Telugu Titans will be banking on Chaudhari to continue his rich vein of form. Bengaluru Bulls however are Chaudhari’s least favoured of the eight founding VIVO Pro Kabaddi teams as he has scored the least number of points against them. Chaudhari vs Bengaluru Bulls’ defence will be one interesting battle to watch.

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