Preview: Boxing Day presents a heavyweight clash in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 as Zone B’s current leaders Bengaluru Bulls visit Kolkata to take on second-placed Bengal Warriors at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium.
Despite being at the top of their zone, Bengaluru Bulls have lost both their previous fixtures against Bengal Warriors this season and will be looking to avoid a season sweep while consolidating the top spot in Zone B. The two teams last met in Bengaluru Bulls’ home leg where a 17-point performance from Maninder Singh helped Bengal Warriors win 44-37.
Two among Season 6’s best raiders, Bengal Warriors’ Maninder Singh and Bengaluru Bulls’ Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, will go to head-to-head for the third and final time in the league stage of this campaign.
Both raiders have enjoyed stellar campaigns, with Sehrawat having already scored over 200 raid points and Maninder just 10 raid points away from matching his career-high of 190 in a single season.
In their two duels so far, Maninder has outscored Sehrawat 31-17, helping Bengal Warriors win on both occasions. Maninder’s 31 raid points against Bengaluru Bulls have come at a stellar strike rate of 79.48, indicating that the raider brings his A-game when he comes up against the current Zone B leaders.
If Bengaluru Bulls are to avoid a season sweep at the hands of their zone rivals, Sehrawat will have to fire and have a big night, while the key for a Bengal Warriors victory could yet again be their star raider’s performance.
Content Courtesy: Pro Kabaddi
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Updated Date: Dec 26, 2018 22:35:16 IST