Super Sunday in Delhi kicks off with a heavyweight clash as league-leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers take on champions Bengaluru Bulls at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in the day's first game. Both teams suffered narrow losses in their previous encounters last night and will be looking to bounce back immediately with a victory today.
Match 58: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Bengaluru Bulls
Head-to-head: Jaipur Pink Panthers 6-4 Bengaluru Bulls. 1 tie.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Win Rate: 70%
Best Raider: Deepak Niwas Hooda
Best Defender: Sandeep Dhull
After winning six of their first seven games, Jaipur Pink Panthers have suffered a slight slump in form, losing two of their last three matches. However, the margin of defeat in both losses was seven points or fewer, meaning that Jaipur Pink Panthers have come out of a game empty-handed just once so far this season. Skipper and leading point-scorer Deepak Niwas Hooda, too, has struggled to impress in his past two outings, scoring a total of just four points. While the slight drop in form may not be a big cause for concern, Hooda will hoping to lead his team by example with a big performance against the reigning champions.
Win Rate: 50%
Best Raider: Pawan Sehrawat
Best Defender: Mahender Singh
Since their hattrick of victories, champions Bengaluru Bulls have won just one and lost four in their past five matches - a run of results which has seen them drop to fifth in the standings. Their latest defeat came at the hands of Dabang Delhi K.C. last night, in a match where they led by eight points at half-time. While 'Hi-Flyer' Pawan Sehrawat was at his sizzling best and finished with 17 raid points, the rest of the raiding unit contributed just four raid points, while giving away three tackle points. Skipper Rohit Kumar has found points difficult to come by and has averaged just 4.25 points over his last four outings. However, the former MVP has all the tools to deliver a big performance and will certainly be gunning to do so against the table-toppers on Sunday.