There has been very little to cheer for the Jaipur Pink Panthers this PKL season. They seemed to have put together a decent defensive side led by Sandeep Dhull and had a fantastic offensive player in Deepak Niwas Hooda.
As the season progressed, it became apparent that the PKL requires more than one good offensive player in the side to win. Deepak Niwas Hooda has scored 9 Super-10’s this season and is nearing 200 raid points as well. He has been one of the best raiders in the Pro Kabaddi League and is having his best season yet.
By all accounts, he has outperformed expectations.
This form has still not translated into wins for this side. The Jaipur Pink Panthers have managed to win just six games this season and have struggled to be able to put together a good defensive display on most occasions.
Now, against a Bengaluru Bulls side that is loaded with quality raiders, the Jaipur Pink Panthers may find the going a bit tough.
The Bengaluru Bulls struggled massively against the Bengal Warriors defense and were unable to gain any sort of sustained momentum during the match. In this match, though, the Bengaluru Bulls offense is going to be up against a much weaker defense.
We think Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Kashiling Adake, and Rohit Kumar should be able to get a decent amount of points each for their side. The last time these two teams met Pawn Kumar Sehrawat ended up with a massive tally of 19 points to his name.
The memory of the game is going to spur him on further and we think he is going to be a handful to stop.
Of course, the defense of the Bengaluru Bulls is not on to write home about either. Mahender Singh has been the standout player in a weak defense and will be tasked with keeping Deepak Niwas Hooda in check.
Deepak Nuwas Hooda also scored a Super-10 the last time these two teams met.
The number of mistakes that the Bengaluru Bulls have been making on the defensive side has affected their form and ability to dominate the opposition. There is no doubt in our mind that the Jaipur Pink Panthers will come believing they can win this game.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers enjoy a 6-3 advantage over the Bengaluru Bulls in head to head encounters. The most recent match between the two was won by the Bengaluru Bulls. The recent form of both teams has been a bit questionable. The Jaipur Pink Panthers have just won one out of their last five games while the Bengaluru Bulls have won two.
The Bengaluru Bulls have a lot more to play for in this match and that can motivate the players of the side. The Jaipur Pink Panthers have nothing much to gain at this point in time and so the desire to win won’t be as strong.
The three quality raiders of the Bengaluru Bulls give it the advantage.
Back the Bengaluru Bulls to win.