Fantasy Kabaddi: PKL Season 7 Match 2 – Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates

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As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 7 starts, defending Champions Bengaluru Bulls will start their campaign with a fixture against Patna Pirates. This second match of the tournament will be played out in Hyderabad on Saturday.

The Bulls have surprised everyone last season with a performance led by their raiders. This season too, the Bulls hope to keep their hopes up with strong performances. Patna, who are the tournament’s most successful team, will look to make up for the disappointment from the previous season.

Interestingly, this match will be a direct face-off between the star raiders of the two teams. Pawan Sherawat of the Bulls will lock horns with Pardeep Narwal of the Pirates.

Bengaluru Bulls Preview

The Bulls have retained a major chunk of the squad that has won the title last season. The heavy investments on defender Mahender Singh plus the troika of Pawan, Rohit and Ashish makes the Bulls a very strong outfit.

All eyes will be on how their defence will hold up. Mahender will lead the charge, and so will be Ashish. If Pawan can replicate his heroics of last season and the performance from the ‘All-Star’ match, the Bulls can start with a win.

Patna Pirates Preview

Three-time winners Patna Pirates had a season for forget last year. They finished outside the playoff places for the first time. The over-reliance on super star raider Pardeep has been their biggest drawback. With Jang Kun Lee in the side now, the Pirates can hope to address that concern.

The bigger concern at the moment, though, is the injury to left corner defender Surender Nada. The veteran is a big name and his absence could be a blow. That could see Jaideep slotting into the left corner, but the Pirates might struggle to hold their own.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Pawan Sherawat was the MVP from PKL Season 6, with 282 points from just 24 matches. The young raider also has a Super 10 in the ‘All-Star’ match prior to the tournament start.

Pardeep Narwal is a super star raider for the Pirates. He has been scoring at least 100 points right from Season 3 and should eye another top season.

Jang Kun Lee is one of the crowd favourites for the way he conducts his raids. His flamboyance and energy should be an asset for his new side – Pirates.

Predicted Teams

Bengaluru Bulls: 1 Rohit Kumar 2 Pawan Sherawat 3 Ashish Sangwan 4 Mahender Singh 5 Amit Sheoran 6 Raju Lal Chaudhary 7 Vinod Kumar

Patna Pirates: 1 Pardeep Narwal 2 Jang Kun Lee 3 Vikas Jaglan 4 Neeraj Kumar 5 Jaideep 6 Mohammad Esmaeil 7 Ravinder

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