Pune will fight against the widespread Bengaluru on 21st October in the second match of the Inter Zone Challenge Week at the Pro Kabaddi Season 6. The Pune side will play their fourth match at home. They have had a decent battle up till now, winning 2 matches out of the 3 that they have played, including an amusing performance against Mumbai on Saturday.
The Bengaluru team has essentially been splendid so far, winning 2 matches out of 2 against the Tamil, which they have won by a vast margin. They have looked awesome both in defense and attack and have discovered another whiz – Pawan Shehrawat who has scored 32 points in every 2 matches, alongside Kashi who has 20 points from 2 matches. Rohit Kumar has shockingly been off form, having put in only 4 attacks in 2 matches and hasn’t scored a solitary point. The Bengaluru team will trust that their Captain will nurture his worry and return to full shape and further reinforce their officially solid attacking unit. Protectively, Ashish Sangwan in the correct corner has been splendid with 10 points in 2 matches and was upheld well by left cover Mahender Singh, who has 6 points from 2 matches. Alternate defenders have not been too great with Jasmer Singh scoring 3 points and none of the choices for left corners have been noteworthy.
The Pune team has had a decent battle this season and their home leg has been extraordinarily great. They will hope to win the match to hold their place at the highest point of the table. Nitin Tomar has kept on being prominent with 83 points from 7 matches. Rajesh Mondal has been swaying among good and bad form and has been profoundly inconsistent. With capable raiders like More GB looking out for the seat, Rajesh must be steady in the event that he needs to hold his position in his side. Girish Ernak, the Captain, has been splendid this season. Ravi Kumar’s rise in the correct cover has abruptly made the side an extremely solid guarded side with Akshay Jadhav and Rinku Narwal contributing with important points. The nonappearance of the experienced Sandeep Narwal will influence the Pune team and makes the right side somewhat helpless. Their defense execution against Mumbai was a reason for their concern. Without Sandeep Narwal, the right side of the defense was the obvious target for Siddharth Desai. Considering that they will go up against an assaulting powerhouse, Pune needs to correct their defensive blunders and motivate their star players Nitin and Girish.
Both the sides will urgently be searching for a win and Pune will need to surprise their fans and Bengaluru will attempt to advance toward the highest point of the table.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune: (Captain) Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar, Shubham Shinde, Monu, Ravi Kumar, Deepak Kumar Dahiya, More GB
Bengaluru: (Captain) Rohit Kumar, Mahender Singh, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Jasmer Singh, Jawahar Vivek, Ashish Sangwan, Kashiling Adake
Kashiling Adake, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat and Nitin Tomar
Both raiders of the Bengaluru team, Kashiling Adake and Pawan Kumar Sehrawat have displayed their stiffness as the best raiders this season. Moreover, Adake has the credit of winning matches for his team single handedly. As for Pune, Tomar’s magnificent performance against Mumbai with 13 points in his kitty will be in a certain decree of hope to make it big against the Bengaluru in this evening’s match.
Mahender Singh, Nitin Tomar, Girish Ernak and Ravi Kumar
Mahender Kumar’s evolution as one of the best left side defenders is fantastic and he would prove to be beneficial with his dashes to keep Nitin Tomar silent. Ernak and Ravi Kumar form the pivotal components of the Pune’s defense unit altogether.
Monu has been so far so good in exhibiting an all-round performance for Pune. He has persistently found himself positioned in the starting seven in few past games and his lethal combination with Nitin Tomar will fall heavy on the not so much experienced Bengaluru’s defense tactics.
Match Prediction – Pune vs Bengaluru
Well it seems that Pune has the maximum chances of winning the evening’s match.