Tuesday’s vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 action offers us two exciting encounters at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. Puneri Paltan go up against Dabang Delhi K.C. in the first match and Haryana Steelers face Bengaluru Bulls in the second game.

Here are our previews for Day 22.

Match 52: Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

Puneri Paltan will be brimming with confidence as they head into the upcoming clash having stayed unbeaten in their last five games with four wins and a tie. They will look to make the most of their momentum and overwhelm a Dabang Delhi K.C. team that’s struggling at the moment. Aslam Inamdar has been their main man in attack with 71 raid points and Mohit Goyat has done well to chip in with 55 raid points. Meanwhile, Fazel Atrachali has galvanised Puneri Paltan’s defence and has scored 18 tackle points in six games. The likes of Sombir with 13 tackle points and Gaurav Khatri with 10 tackle points have also performed well when needed.

After a strong start to the season that saw Dabang Delhi K.C. win their first five games, the defending champions have gone on to struggle and currently find themselves in a four-match losing slump. While they are still placed near the top of the standings, Dabang Delhi K.C. will be eager to snap their losing run soon and will need their star performers to step up on Tuesday. Naveen Kumar with 112 raid points has been the team’s talisman, while Ashu Malik and Manjeet have supported him in attack with 57 and 42 raid points respectively. Defensively, Krishan has been really impressive with 24 tackle points alongside Vishal, who has 22 tackle points to his name.

Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C. head-to-head

Puneri Paltan and Dabang Delhi K.C. have squared off in 18 matches. Out of which, Puneri Paltan have won nine games while Dabang Delhi K.C. have won eight times. One game between the teams ended in a tie.

Match 53: Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls

After being involved in a tie in their last match, Haryana Steelers will want to claim maximum points against Bengaluru Bulls. The Steelers have won thrice, lost four times and played out a tie so far, making it imperative for them to start winning more consistently. The likes of Meetu Sharma (66 raid points) and Manjeet (59 raid points) have been their best attackers this season but they need more help to release the pressure from their shoulders and push back opposition defences. On the defensive front, Jaideep Dahiya and Mohit Nandal have been their best tacklers with 22 and 19 tackle points respectively. All-rounder Nitin Rawal (14 tackle points) and Iranian Amirhossein Bastami (10 tackle points) have also contributed defensively.

Table-toppers Bengaluru Bulls will fancy their chances of winning against Haryana Steelers as they aim to extend their five-match unbeaten streak. The Bulls have been involved in some thrilling matches of late and have held their nerve to register some hard-fought victories. They will expect to win again come Tuesday and will bank on the likes of Bharat and Vikash Kandola to get their attack up and running in the match. While Bharat has scored 102 raid points this season, Kandola has managed 64 raid points and Neeraj Narwal with 22 raid points has been their next best attacker. On the defensive side of things, their trusted trio of Saurabh Nandal (31 tackle points), Aman (18 tackle points) and Mahender Singh (15 tackle points) have been the standout performers.

Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls head-to-head

Haryana Steelers and Bengaluru Bulls have faced each other in six matches.Out of these, Haryana Steelers have won two matches whereas Bengaluru Bulls have won four games. 

vivo PKL Schedule for November 1, Tuesday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 52: Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.

Match 53: Haryana Steelers vs Bengaluru Bulls

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.