The first South Indian derby in the Pro Kabaddi season 4 features on Tuesday at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. Home team Telugu Titans clash swords with Bengaluru Bulls in order to gain bagging rights and also try and move up the table.
The Titans got a much-needed boost on Monday when they got past Bengal Warriors by an emphatic 17-point margin win. The Rahul Chaudhary-led side moved to the seventh spot in the table and now have to make sure that they steadily climb to the top four with ten league games remaining.
The Bulls, meanwhile, would be keen on continuing from where they left. The Bangalore side narrowly edged past Pro Kabaddi season 4 leaders Puneri Paltan in their previous game. They are currently fifth in the table with two wins, one loss and a draw from their four games.
Rohit Kumar has been the star performer so far for the Bengaluru Bulls and he will be expected once again to continue his good form. For Telugu Titans, the performance of Rahul Chaudhary is also important.
Mohit Chhillar also needs to be at the top of his game to stop Telugu Titans from getting early raid points.
Telugu Titans beat Bengaluru Bulls at both the occasions in the Pro Kabaddi season 3 and they could be once again be expected to get another win, with home support at their side too.
Squad news: Telugu Titans - Rahul Chaudhari (C), Athul M S, K Prapanjan, Nilesh Salunke, Sukesh Hegde, Vinoth Kumar, Shashank Wankhede, Vinod Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Sombir, Akhlaq Hussain, Jasmer Gulia, Kuldeep, Md Maghsoudlou, Muhammad Rizwan, Rupesh Tomar, S Mahalingam, Vishal Bharadwaj, Sagar Krishna, Sandeep Narwal.
Bengaluru Bulls - Surender Nada (C), Amit Rathi, Deepak Dahiya, Harish Naik, Pawan Kumar, Rohit Baliyan, Rohit Kumar, Sinotharan K, Sumit Singh, Vinod Kumar, Yogesh Hooda, Ashish Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Mohit Chhillar, Jeeva Gopal, Manoj Kumar, Nicholas George, Ajay Singh, Sanjay Shrestha.
Where to watch live
The match between Telugu Titans and Bengaluru Bulls will begin at 8 p.m. IST (3:30 p.m. BST) on July 5.
Hindi Coverage - Star Gold, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK