The second day of action in the Pune leg of vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 offers us more triple panga at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune on Saturday. Bengaluru Bulls go up against Dabang Delhi K.C. in the first match, while Telugu Titans face Gujarat Giants in the second and Bengal Warriors take on U Mumba in the third.

Here are our previews for Day 19.

Match 45: Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

The Bulls are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak and have 24 points from seven games. The player who has had the biggest impact for them this season is Bharat, who has scored 72 raid points. He has been their biggest attacking threat while Vikash Kandola with 52 raid points has been a support raider for the team. In defence, the trio of Saurabh Nandal, Aman and Mahender Singh have been their main performers. While Nandal has scored 22 tackle points, Aman and Mahender have managed 15 and 14 tackle points respectively.

Dabang Delhi K.C., on the other hand, will be eager to return to winning ways. After winning their first five games of the season, they have suffered back-to-back losses and will be keen to get their campaign back on track soon. Talisman Naveen Kumar, who has scored 91 raid points already, will be their main attacking threat alongside Manjeet and Ashu Malik, who have scored 38 and 28 raid points respectively. Defensively, Krishan has been the team’s best defender with 23 tackle points. Vishal and Ravi Kumar have also chipped in with 18 and 15 tackle points respectively, while Vijay Kumar has managed 11 tackle points so far.

Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi K.C. head-to-head

Bengaluru Bulls and Dabang Delhi K.C. have met 17 times with the former winning six times and the latter emerging victorious on nine occasions. Two games between the teams ended in ties.

Match 46: Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants

Rooted at the bottom of the standings with just one win and six losses, it’s safe to say that Telugu Titans need positive results soon if they are to turn around their campaign. The Titans have struggled to produce their best in both attack and defence. Their attacking trio of Siddharth Desai, Vinay and Monu Goyat have managed 35, 32 and 28 raid points respectively. Needless to say, they need to step up in the upcoming games and their defence needs to improve as well. Vishal Bhardwaj with 11 tackle points has been their best defender, while Surjeet Singh has managed 10 tackle points. The likes of Vijay Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal also need to up their defensive game.

Gujarat Giants, meanwhile, have had an inconsistent campaign so far with three wins, three losses and a tie. The Giants’ Rakesh has set the mat ablaze this season with his quality performances that’s seen him score 90 raid points already. While he’s been supported by Chandran Ranjit (35 raid points) and Parteek Dhaiya (20 raid points), most of the attacking onus rests on Rakesh’s shoulders. As far as the defence goes, Sourav Gulia has been their top performer with 18 tackle points. Arkam Shaikh and Shankar Gadai have been their next best defensive performers with 13 and nine tackle points respectively.

Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants head-to-head

Gujarat Giants have dominated the head-to-head between the teams having won five of the six matches between the teams, while Telugu Titans have won just once.

Match 47: Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba

Bengal Warriors will be feeling confident heading into the upcoming contest having gotten the better of defending champions Dabang Delhi K.C. in their last match. They have won four games and lost three, making them another team in search of consistency this season. The Warriors’ captain Maninder Singh has led from the front with 58 raid points and he’s been well supported by Shrikant Jadhav, who has scored 32 raid points so far. On the defensive side of things, Girish Maruti Ernak has dominated opposition raiders and has 29 tackle points, while Vaibhav Garje and Shubham Shinde have chipped in with 18 and 16 tackle points respectively.

Similar to the Warriors, U Mumba have registered four wins and suffered three defeats this season. They won their last game and will be eager to carry forward that momentum. The Season 2 champions have relied heavily in attack on Guman Singh, who has scored 60 raid points. However, he can do with some more support from the likes of raiders Jai Bhagwan and Ashish, who have managed 27 and 23 raid points respectively. Skipper Surinder Singh has led their defence by example with 21 tackle points. That said, he would want more help from players like Rinku (14 tackle points) and Mohit (nine tackle points).

Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba head-to-head

Bengal Warriors and U Mumba have met 16 times with the latter winning 11 times. The Warriors have won on four occasions while there has also been one tie between the two teams.

vivo PKL Schedule for October 29, Saturday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 45: Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

Match 46: Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants

Match 47: Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba

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.