Bengal will play against the Tamil side in a Zone B conflict of PKL 2018 at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula tonight at 9 PM.
The Bengal side had a lost by (20-31) against Mumbai all due to their poor raiding performance. They could oversee only 10 raids and that is an indication of their methodology which was moderate in pace of the match by playing just on do or die the raids blew back on their face.
Without Mahesh Goud or Jang Kun Lee in their side, the whole duty of raiding fell on Maninder Singh against a solid Mumbai defender. The weight of the errand got to Maninder as he bombed on the night and could oversee only 5 of his 19 endeavored raids. The young Ravindra Kumawat too neglected to meet the challenge at hand as he came back with a measly drag of 2 points away from his 12 raids. The defence of the Bengal had a not too bad performance with 8 tackle points. Baldev Singh developed as the best raider for the Bengal with 4 points.
The Tamil side is likewise falling off a thrashing loss (24-37) against the Jaipur team. Hypothetically, despite everything they stand an opportunity to fit the bill for the playoffs, yet dependent on their current shape it appears to be exceptionally far-fetched that they’ll experience. The protection of the Tamils was once more the reason for their annihilation as they could oversee only 7 tackle points against the Panthers.
Victor Obiero, who came in as a substitute, merits a shot in the beginning line up as he demonstrated his range of abilities with 5 points off his 5 endeavored raids on a night when any semblance of Ajay Thakur and Jasvir Singh could oversee 2 and 3 raid points individually.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Bengal Team: (Captain) Surjeet Singh, Maninder Singh, Ravindra Kumawat, Mahesh Goud, Vijin Thangadurai, Ran Singh, Baldev Singh
Tamil Team: (Captain) Ajay Thakur, Sukesh Hegde, Victor Obiero, Manjeet Chhillar, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Amit Hooda, Sunil
Ajay Thakur, Sukesh Hegde, and Maninder Singh
Ajay and Maninder will without any doubt hold the trump cards for their respective teams and will certainly determine which side blows the mighty final trumpet. Hegde has been a bit dicey but his pace and agility will be a test for the Bengal defenders.
Manjeet Chhillar, Surjeet Singh and Baldev Singh
Manjeet is the one to lead the cart of the tackle points for the Tamils and will play an essential role while Captain Surjeet Singh will have a direct impact on the game. Baldev Singh has had a positive impact in the right corner and would be expected to be a decent scorer tonight.
Although Victor hasn’t played many matches this season, still the player has proved himself as an impeccable raider and defender. With Tamil out of form for further playoffs, the Kenyan could be awarded a start to recreate his form.
Match Prediction – Bengal vs Tamil
Although it’s a difficult one, we feel that Tamil could stand a chance to win tonight’s match by their potent lineup.