An emotional match for the Jaipur Pink Panthers in which their captain Anup Kumar went past 500 raid points in Pro Kabaddi history did not end up being a memorable one. The side was unable to withstand the relentless attack from the Puneri Paltan and kept playing catchup throughout the encounter.
Deepak Niwas Hooda and Anup Kumar scored 7 raid points each to the top-scorers from the Jaipur Pink Panthers and they will need to continue that form in this match as well. The Raiders from the Pink Panthers are going to up against a very strong defensive side in the Bengal Warriors so strong leadership from Anup Kumar will be crucial.
Sunil Siddhgavali had a good game last time around as scored three tackle points. He, along with Sandeep Dhull, Mohit Chillar, and Young Chang Ko will lead the defense for the Jaipur Pink Panthers against the Bengal Warriors.
The Bengal Warriors have been very impressive this season as they won the first two games of the season, tied the next, and went down fighting in their most recent game. The Bengal Warriors have been very good on offense led by Maninder Singh, Jang Kun Lee, and Mahesh Goud.
Maninder Singh is averaging more than 10 points per game and has a total of 42 from his four matches. Jang Kun Lee also scored a Super-10 in his last match and is in superb form. We think there is a real opportunity for the Bengal Warriors to go hard at the Jaipur Pink Panthers and open this match early.
With the experiences PO Surjeet Singh and Ran Singh leading the defense, the Bengal Warriors are a formidable unit to come up against. Perhaps the only weakness that they have shown is in their tactics after they have fallen behind in a match.
The Bengal Warriors have dominated the historical rivalry against the Jaipur Pink Panthers. There have been nine matches played between the sides and six of those have been won by the Bengal Warriors. This is a crucial match for both sides and having a slight mental edge against the Jaipur Pink Panthers could be a big advantage for the Bengal Warriors.
We think the Bengal Warriors are a much more balanced side with plenty of options on the attacking and defensive sides of the mat. The Jaipur Pink Panthers have the experience in their ranks to find a way to win but it will take something really special from their players.
Back the Bengal Warriors to win.