In what will be a repeat of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 final, defending champions Bengaluru Bulls will lock horns against last season’s runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, to kickstart the second day of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7. Bengaluru Bulls came out on top during the decider last time, but Gujarat Fortunegiants will be looking to turn the tables on Sunday to get their Season 7 campaign up and running.
Match 3: Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Head-to-head: Bengaluru Bulls 2 – 1 Gujarat Fortunegiants. 1 Tie.
Fresh off their victory over Patna Pirates in their first match of the season, Bengaluru Bulls will look to keep their winning run going against Gujarat Fortunegiants on Sunday. Last year’s MVP, ‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat picked up right from where he left off and scored nine raid points against Patna Pirates to get a running start to his campaign. The ace raider will be confident going into the fixture, considering he scored 22 raid points against the same opponents the last time he faced them. Bengaluru Bulls’ defence worked really well together in their last match and accounted for a total of 15 points, with Amit Sheoran starring with a High 5 and boasting an impressive tackle strike rate of 83.33 per cent. The Left Corner will look to build on his great start with another stellar performance.
Led by young defender Sunil Kumar for the second season running, Gujarat Fortunegiants will be looking to finally win that elusive VIVO Pro Kabaddi title in Season 7, after consecutive finals appearances in the past two seasons. They have added to the versatility of their attack this season by picking Iranian raider Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali and Do-or-Die specialist More GB to complement their already successful raiding duo of Sachin Tanwar and Rohit Gulia. Their defence has been the team's highlight throughout and they have stuck to their core of Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal and Ruturaj Koravi to go with an array of young talent. With coach Manpreet Singh at the helm, Gujarat Fortunegiants will want to taste success right from the start with a win against Bengaluru Bulls.