After a rather underwhelming season that’s seen it win seven, lose 10 and play out three ties, Patna Pirates will be hoping to end the league stage on a positive note. It will need its main raiders Sachin (172 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (138 raid points) to be on top of their game and lead from the front to beat the Bulls. Defensively, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh will be their biggest weapon as he looks to add to his 74 tackle points this season. Sunil (37 tackle points) and Neeraj Kumar (29 tackle points) will also hope to chip in with some solid tackles come Wednesday.
Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, has already qualified for the playoffs and will be looking to continue with its winning momentum having managed 12 wins, seven losses and a tie so far. Their biggest threats in the attack have been Bharat (237 raid points) and Vikash Kandola (110 raid points), while Neeraj Narwal has looked good for his 77 raid points this season. In defence, Saurabh Nandal has been their main man with 58 tackle points, while Aman isn’t far behind with 47 tackle points. Skipper Mahender Singh and Neeraj Narwal have chipped in with 37 and 21 tackle points respectively.
PKL 9, week - 8; raiding form, team performance and the race to the knockouts - we’ve discussed it all in our weekly Pro Kabaddi League live stream. Check out the full stream below:
HEAD TO HEAD
Played: 20 | Patna Pirates: 12 | Bengaluru Bulls: 5 | Tied: 3
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Patna Pirates: Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh
Bengaluru Bulls: Aman
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
The Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Wednesday, December 7.