Bengaluru Bulls v UP Yoddha
26th November, Monday, 21:00 IST
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune.
The Bengaluru Bulls fell to their second loss in three games at their adopted home and will hope to retain their stronghold on the top position of the Zone ‘B’ table when they cross swords with a faltering UP Yoddha set=up. With UP desperately needing to get back to winning ways, the match could prove to be a belter on the day.
Form Guide (most recent to oldest):
Bengaluru Bulls: L W L W D (Moderate form)
UP Yoddha: L L L L D (Poor form)
Head to Head:
Won by Bengaluru Bulls: 2
Won by UP Yoddha: 1
Probable Starting XI*:
Team: Rohit Kumar (Captain), Pawan Sehrawat, Kashiling Adake, Mahender Singh, Ashish Sangwan, Amit Sheoran, Raju Lal Choudhary.
Team: Rishank Devadiga (Captain), Shrikant Jadhav, Bhanu Pratap Tomar, Jeeva Kumar, Narender, Nitesh Kumar, Sachin Kumar.
My dream XI
Nitesh Kumar has enjoyed a top season thus far and occupies his place as one of the top defenders, which could aid him in his quest to keep the Bengaluru raiders quiet alongside Sachin Kumar, whose useful raiding has also taken UP out of troubled waters. Mahender Singh has collected eight points from two matches against UP this season and will be a key defender in the Bulls set-up.
Narender has been in prime form as he has 10 points from three games and can be expected to have yet another good outing against the Bulls with his vicious tackles and dashes.
Rohit Kumar’s Super-10 was the highlight of the Bulls’ loss against the Pirates and his alliance with Pawan Sehrawat will be key to get back to winning ways while for UP, Shrikant Jadhav’s pace on the mat could be the primary calling card.
Captain and vice-captain: Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar.
Alternative: Rohit Kumar and Shrikant Jadhav.
Player to watch out for: Rohit Kumar
The Bulls’ skipper has more or less made up for Pawan’s lack of form during certain games and with the youngster failing against Patna, Rohit can be expected to take up the mantle yet again and lead the way.