We saw three top-notch matches in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 last night and Sunday promises to be just as exciting with a double header at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. The first match pits Bengaluru Bulls against Gujarat Giants while Puneri Paltan take on Tamil Thalaivas in the second game. 

Here are the previews for Day 26.

Match 62: Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Giants 

Bengaluru Bulls have been one of the strongest teams this season with six wins, three losses and a tie. Bharat has been their most trusted player in offence with 112 raid points and he has been supported well by Vikash Kandola, who has scored 65 raid points. Neeraj Narwal and Sachin Narwal have chipped in with 24 and 11 raid points respectively. In defence, Saurabh Nandal has been the main man for the Bulls with 34 tackle points. He has been helped by Aman and skipper Mahender Singh, who have scored 19 and 17 tackle points respectively.

Gujarat Giants, on the other hand, will be eager to bounce back after suffering a defeat last night. They are now second from bottom in the standings having won four, lost five and tied one of their matches so far. To get the better of the Bulls, the Giants will need their lead raider Rakesh (103 raid points) to be on top of his game, while the likes of Parteek Dhaiya (48 raid points) and Chandran Ranjit (41 raid points) also need to contribute. Defensively, Sourav Gulia with 25 tackle points this season has been their best tackler, while Arkam Shaikh and Shankar Gadai have scored 16 and 12 tackle points respectively.

Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Giants head-to-head

Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Giants have faced each other in nine matches. Both teams have won four games apiece while one game finished in a tie.

Match 63: Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas

Puneri Paltan currently look like the team to beat as they find themselves on top of the standings. They have six wins, two losses and two ties so far, and they will be eager to secure another win against the Thalaivas to stay on top of the points table. Their raiding department looks strong with players like Mohit Goyat (73 raid points) and Aslam Inamdar (71 raid points) shining on the mat. Akash Shinde has also done well by contributing 47 raid points. On the defensive side of things, Fazel Atrachali has been the team’s best tackler with 29 tackle points. He has been supported by Sombir (19 tackle points) and Gaurav Khatri (10 tackle points).

Tamil Thalaivas, meanwhile, will be confident in their own ability as they are in the midst of a resurgence and are unbeaten in their last four games. They beat the Titans last night to move up to eighth in the standings with four wins, four losses and two ties. Narender has been the Thalaivas’ go-to raider with 102 raid points but he could do with more help from the likes of Ajinkya Pawar (33 raid points) and Himanshu Singh (25 raid points). On the defensive front, Sagar has been a wall for the Thalaivas with 27 tackle points, while Sahil Gulia and M. Abishek have contributed 22 and 18 tackle points respectively.

Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas head-to-head

Puneri Paltan and Tamil Thalaivas have competed in six matches so far. Out of which, Puneri Paltan and Tamil Thalaivas have won two matches each while the other two games ended in ties.

vivo PKL schedule for November 6, Sunday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 62: Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Giants

Match 63: Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas

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.