PKL 2018: Bengaluru Bulls face Bengal Warriors in Kolkata
In their two previous encounters Bengal Warriors came out on top scoring 33-31 and 44-37 respectively against Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru Bulls is all set to take on home team Bengal Warriors in a Zone B clash at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata today at 9pm. On December 25, the Warriors made a 39-34 win against the Telugu Titans.
In a must-win situation for the Telugu Titans, they shockingly started without one of their regular players in the starting line-up, and players such as Bilesh Salunke, Vishal Bhardwaj and Rahul Chaudhari were missing from the list of substitutes as well.
Taking advantage of this situation, the Warriors started the match with a consistent lead and managed to win the match with a 5-point lead. However, Bengaluru Bulls will have already taken note that the Warriors need some improvement in defence.
The Bengaluru Bulls, playing after a 6-day rest from a 40-40 tie against Patna Pirates, delivered an exceptional performance on the night with Rohit Kumar (15 raid points) and Mahender Singh (6 tackle points) as the top raider and top defender for the side.
Though the Warriors won their previous match, the gaping holes in defence and the good play by the Bulls in their previous encounter makes this match an exciting one to watch. Both teams have faced each other twice in the ongoing season, and in both the matches, the Warriors came out on top with scores of 33-31 and 44-37 respectively.