UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors: Match Preview

UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors Match Preview

UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors Match Preview:- Match 7 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League will see UP Yoddha and Bengal Warriors start their Pro Kabaddi Season 7 campaign as they lock horns against each other on 24th of July 2019. Both teams will be looking to kick-start their season with a win. Both the teams qualified for the playoffs in the last season but failed to reach the finals, and hence, would be looking to break that barrier this time around.

UP Yoddha

The UP team made their debut in Pro Kabaddi Season 5. They had a wonderful run in last year’s tournament before tasting a defeat at the hands of Gujarat Fortune Giants in the play-offs. In a bid to strengthen their raiding department, the franchise has cashed in Monu Goyat and other household names like Rishank Devadiga and Shrikant Jadhav.  

Bengal Warriors

The Kolkata based team played well last season before going down in the playoffs. Maninder Singh will lead the side yet again in Pro Kabaddi Season 7.  Bengal Warriors look stronger and have added a surprise element, roping in Iranian star Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, which makes them an even tougher team than the last year. 

Match Details:

  • Date: 24th July 2019                                                                                                                      
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.                                                                  
  • Match Telecast: Star Sports Network                                                                                                
  • Live Streaming: Hotstar                                                                                                                    
  • Live Score Updates: Sportzcraazy

Head to Head:

  • Played: 6                                                                                                                                     
  • U Mumba: 2              
  • Pink Panthers: 1
  • Tie: 3 

Last 5 Matches:

  • UP Yoddha – L, W, W, W, W                                                                                            
  • Bengal Warriors – L, L, W, W, L

Key Battles:

The match is set to see some exciting key battles. Let’s have a look at some of the top ones:

  • Nitesh Kumar Vs Maninder Singh

The battle of the two captains will be intense and intriguing. Nitesh Kumar, the captain of UP Yoddha side was the first defender to score a century of tackle points in a single season of Pro Kabaddi League. On the other hand, Maninder Singh, who is a raider, and also the captain of the side, is the stylish raider who is jumping up the numbers with his magical performance. It will be a much-anticipated clash to witness in the upcoming match.

  • Sachin Kumar vs Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh

The Iranian all-rounder is an impactful player and will be very handy in the successful campaign of the Bengal side. He is evenly poised with both raiding and defending skills and has tricks up his sleeve as we saw in the 2018 Aisa Cup and the 2018 Kabaddi Masters. On the other hand, UP will bank on Sachin Kumar to deliver the goods yet again. It will be a strong battle between the two and the one who outdoes the other, might do the trick for his team.

Probable playing seven:

UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar(C), Monu Goyat, Narender, Rishank Devadiga, Amit, Shrikant Jadhav, Sachin Kumar

Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh(C), K Prapanjan, Jeeva Kumar, Baldev Singh, Vijin Thangadurai, Rinku Narwal, Mohammed Esmaeil Nabibakhsh 

Match Prediction

It will be a tough call between the two sides as they seem very evenly balanced. However, with Bengal Warriors having the surprise element in Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, they might have a slight edge in the game.

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