UP Yoddha search for second win of Pro Kabaddi Season 8, take on Bengaluru Bulls
The onus will be on key players Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill to make it count.
UP Yoddha will face Bengaluru Bulls in their hunt for the second win of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Sunday.
UP Yoddha are currently on a five-match winless streak, with the last outing resulting in a 33-37 loss against Dabang Delhi KC. They are placed ninth on the PKL points table with 15 points.
Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, have five wins from seven matches and are placed third in the table with 28 points. They come from a 38-31 win against Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous game.
Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha
Pardeep Narwal remains the top raider for UP Yoddha with 53 raid points. He also picked up nine in the match against Dabang Delhi KC and has two super 10s in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 so far.
Surender Gill has 55 points, the most for UP Yoddha. He has 50 raid points and five tackle points. He also has two super 10s in PKL Season 8.
Sumit has been UP Yoddha’s top defender with 18 tackle points, followed by Ashu at 16. Both have played seven matches each.
Players to watch out for - Bengaluru Bulls
Captain Pawan Sehrawat is in fine form with 90 raid points and five tackle points, and is also the highest scorer for Bengaluru Bulls so far this season. He has five super 10s in the last seven matches.
With 18 points, Saurabh Nandal has the most tackle points for the Bulls in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. Aman is closing in on him at 14 tackle points.
Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha head-to-head
UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls have faced each other nine times in the Pro Kabaddi League so far. Bengaluru Bulls have won six games and UP Yoddha have pocketed three.
In PKL 7, the teams met thrice - twice in the group stage, both of which UP Yoddha won 35-33 and 45-33, and once in the eliminator, which Bengaluru Bulls won 48-45 to knock UP Yoddha out of the tournament.
UP Yoddha: L, L, T, T, L
Bengaluru Bulls: W, W, T, W, W