Patna Pirates fight to defend their position in Zone B against Bengal Warriors

Patna Pirates fight to defend their position in Zone B against Bengal Warriors

With a win, Bengal Warriors will leapfrog Patna Pirates into second spot with three additional games in hand.

Day three of Season 6’s final leg serves up a tantalizing fixture, as Zone B’s current third-placed team Bengal Warriors face a visit from second-placed Patna Pirates in what is a crucial fixture for both teams.

With a victory against the reigning champions, Bengal Warriors will see themselves climb up to second place in the Zone B standings with three additional games in hand. Defeat will leave Patna Pirates only five points ahead of Telugu Titans with each team having a game left in the campaign.

The two teams last met in Mumbai where Patna Pirates’ offence fired as the team amassed 50 points and won by a 20-point margin.

Match 125 (Zone B): Bengal Warriors vs. Patna Pirates

Head-to-head: Patna Pirates 9-2 Bengal Warriors. 3 ties.

Form Guide:

Bengal Warriors

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

WON

27

24

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

WON

28

21

Vs. U Mumba

LOST

20

31

Vs. Haryana Steelers

LOST

33

35

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

WON

44

37

TOTAL

3-0-2

152

148

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 30.4

Average Points Conceded – 29.6

Best Raider- Maninder Singh

Best Defender – PO Surjeet Singh

Patna Pirates

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

TIED

40

40

Vs. U.P. Yoddha

LOST

31

47

Vs. Telugu Titans

LOST

36

41

Vs. Puneri Paltan

WON

53

36

Vs. Gujarat Fortunegiants

LOST

27

45

TOTAL

1-1-3

187

209

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 37.4

Average Points Conceded – 41.8

Best Raider – Pardeep Narwal

Best Defender – Jaideep

The big battle –

Maninder Singh vs. Pardeep Narwal

Two of the league’s premier raiders, Maninder Singh and Pardeep Narwal, will go head-to-head when Bengal Warriors meet Patna Pirates on Saturday.

Both raiders have enjoyed stellar campaigns, with Narwal leading the league in raid points scored having 216 to his name and Maninder Singh in ninth position with 148 raid points. Narwal’s average of 11.37 raid points per game ranks the best in the league while Maninder’s 9.25 raid point average places him fourth.

Both players hold the key to their team’s fortunes in offence and a collision between these two champion raiders is bound to serve up an outstanding contest.   

Key Khiladi -

PO Surjeet Singh – Bengal Warriors

Bengal Warriors captain PO Surjeet Singh has managed seven tackle points in his last two outings at an outstanding strike rate of 70, indicating a return to form just in time for the business end of the campaign. With Bengal Warriors coming up against the league’s highest average scoring offence, Singh’s leadership, as well as his gameplay in the Right Cover position, will be a big factor in his team’s quest for a crucial victory over the reigning champion. 

Jaideep – Patna Pirates

With 56 tackle points, Patna Pirates’ second-year player Jaideep is yet again leading the team in defence this campaign. The Left Corner will be up against one of the league’s best raiders in Maninder Singh and, Jaideep’s duel against the Bengal Warriors ace will be the key to Patna Pirates’ victory. Jaideep has managed two High 5s in his two appearances against Bengal Warriors this campaign and will be aiming to make it a hattrick on Saturday.

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