The Bengal Warriors seemed to be hitting top-gear with three wins on the trot but have since lost their last two matches. Another loss here and the pressure will start to mount on the side. The chief reason for the Bengal Warriors success this season has been the form of Maninder Singh.
He has not been the most consistent in Pro Kabaddi 6 but has managed to score a lot of points on the day when he is playing well. Thankfully for the Bengal Warriors, those days have come more often than not in the Pro Kabaddi League this season.
This match is as much a contest between Maninder Singh and Ajay Thakur as it is between their two respective sides. Such is the impact these two have on the outcome of the match that the better performance from either of the two players is almost certainly going to result in victory.
Of course, on a day when both the raiders on form, the role of the defenders becomes very crucial. Ran Singh is the person that has been leading the defense for the Bengal Warriors this season and will once again need to be at the top of his game.
As far as the Tamil Thalaivas go, their dependence on Ajay Thakur is not something that is a secret. The Bengal Warriors will try and attack their lead raider and hope to keep him off the mat for as long as possible.
Ajay Thakur has 170 raid points in this season already but the next best raider on the side is over 100 points adrift.
Manjeet Chillar has 58 tackle points in this season of the PKL and he has contributed with a few timely raids as well. His importance to the Tamil Thalaivas cannot be overstated. If he has a bad game then Maninder Singh could walk all over the Tamil Thalaivas with ease.
The Bengal Warriors have a 3-1 advantage over the Tamil Thalaivas in their historical head to head encounters. The recent form for both teams has been a little bit questionable for both teams. The Bengal Warriors have lost their last two matches while the Tamil Thalaivas are also trying to end a two-match losing streak
The Tamil Thalaivas have become a one trick pony. Everyone knows they are going to bank on Ajay Thakur to score the points while keeping their head afloat in defense. We think the Bengal Warriors have the better defense and a solid attack to have the advantage in this game.
Back the Bengal Warriors to win.