Everyone is waiting for the Telugu Titans to fire and it looks like the team is finally starting to put together some decent momentum. Siddharth Desai was finally showing a few glimpses of his best form and managed to make life very difficult for UP Yoddha. The Telugu Titans defense was exceptional and it was the skipper, Vishal Bhardwaj leading the way once again.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mohajermighani were very good at denying the strong three-pronged raiding unit of UP Yoddha.
The signs are good for the Telugu Titans but we think a lot of work still remains to be done. Siddharth Desai and his brother Suraj Desai will have to break the shackles that the defenders have imposed around them and take the game to the Bengaluru Bulls.
The defense of the reigning champions of PKL is certainly vulnerable and the Telugu Titans must capitalize on that.
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has been brilliant and is carrying the Bengaluru Bulls on his own two shoulders. The question remains how long can he do that for before some of the other cracks in the side start showing up?
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored 29 raid points in the previous match, which is the third most for an individual player in Pro Kabaddi history. It was an exceptional performance that led the Bengaluru Bulls to a late come from behind victory.
In fact, this sort of last-minute victory has become their calling card. Rohit Kumar has struggled to have any impact so far and the Bengaluru Bulls defense keeps making errors in every match.
Mahender Singh may have found a worthy ally in Saurabh Nandal who scored 6 tackle points in the previous game.
The Bengaluru Bulls have the most in-form and one of the best raiders in their side to give them an edge. Their real test will come when he has an off day.
The Bengaluru Bulls and the Telugu Titans have played each other 15 times in PKL history and the Bengaluru Bulls have won a dominant 9 of those matches. Three ties mean that the Telugu Titans have won just three other times.
The Bengaluru Bulls are the favorites going into this match but we think this is a match where an upset is likely. Siddharth Desai will thrive against the leaky defense of the Bengaluru Bulls and we think Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mohajermighani will be able to keep Pawan Kumar Sehrawat in check also.
Bet on the Telugu Titans to win.