The playoff fate of Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates in the Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) Season 7 is already sealed. Bengal are through to the final six and Patna are out of contention. That should not taking anything away from their encounter on Sunday. This will be match #124 of the season.
Bengal will be looking to continue their winning momentum. Especially with the playoffs coming, any let up will be adverse. As for Patna, they have pride to play for and will lok to end with a consolation win. Moreover, Patna need to avenge defeat to Bengal earlier this season.
Bengal Warriors Preview
Bengal are fresh from their win over table-toppers Dabang Delhi. The Warriors look settled in the top-two and should continue to do so. Captain Maninder Singh remains their star player with 205 raid points in 20 games. He remains a sure fantasy pick for your side.
Apart from him, other notable picks include Prapanjan. He has complimented his captain well and has already picked up 101 points. Among others to be watched with interest, defender Baldev Singh and all-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh have been impressive.
Patna Pirates Preview
The three-time Champions have been poor this season and crashed out early. However, there is so much pride at stake in the rest of the matches. They are fresh from hading Gujarat a 39-33 defeat and will be confident of another win.
Captain Pardeep Narwal has once again been Patna’s shining beacon. With 251 raiding points this season, he has been excellent. Having him in your side should be a certainty. Not many of his team mates deserve a fantasy place. Probably, defender Neeraj Kumar with 51 points is worth a mention.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Maninder Singh has become the second man in PKL history to score 150+ raiding points in three successive campaigns.
Mohammad Nabibakhsh has been excellent for Bengal with his all-round displays that landed 100 points in 20 games.
Pardeep Narwal is enjoying a great season, as usual. With a whopping 251 points to his name, Patna’s captain continues to be excellent on the mat.
Bengal Warriors: 1 Maninder Singh 2 Baldev Singh 3 Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh 4 K Prapanjan 5 Rinku Narwal 6 Jeeva Kumar 7 Sukesh Hegde
Patna Pirates: 1 Pardeep Narwal 2 Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlu 3 Neeraj Kumar 4 Jang Kung Lee 5 jaideep 6 Vikas Jaglan 7 Hadi Oshtorak
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