The Bengaluru Bulls have depended a lot on the performance of Pawan Kumar Sehrawat in this tournament. He is the leading raid points scorer in the entire PKL with 158 points to his name and is unstoppable when in full flow.
The Patna Pirates defense has been extremely poor apart from maybe Jaideep and we think Pawan Kumar Sehrawat is going to be licking his lips in anticipation.
Rohit Kumar will also be hoping to get some points under his belt to prepare himself for some tougher challenges that lie ahead.
Mahender Singh, Saurabh Nandal, and Amit Sheoran are the defenders that are going to be playing the defense. Their task is going to be to keep Pardeep Narwal under check because that is 90% of the game right there.
A horrific season continues to get worse for the Patna Pirates as they struggle to get off the bottom of the league standings. There is nothing that has worked for the Patna Pirates and the fact that Pradeep Narwal is one of only three raiders with more than 100 points does not mean anything.
It is wins that matter and the Patna Pirates are not being able to get those.
A lack of support for Pardeep Narwal in the offense and a poor defense are the glaring reasons why the Patna Pirates continue to struggle. Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou is the second-highest raid point scorer with just 23 points to his name. Jang Kun Lee has been a major disappointment and frankly not close to being worth the amount of money he is paid.
The Patna Pirates defense is dependent on Jaideep to lead the way. He is not the best in defense either and is prone to making mistakes but he is the best that the Patna Pirates have right now.
We don’t see the Patna Pirates making a serious run against the Bengaluru Bulls right now.
The Patna Pirates have dominated the head to head against the Bengaluru Bulls 10-4 but times have changed and they are going to go into this match as clear underdogs.
The Patna Pirates have to hope for a miracle from Pardeep Narwal to be able to win this game. We don’t think that is going to happen and cannot recommend betting on it.
Bet on the Bengaluru Bulls to win.