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Bengal Warriors (in black) pin down a Bengaluru Bulls raider (in red) during their Pro Kabaddi 2015 matchPro Kabaddi League

The adrenaline-rushing and the heart-thumping Pro Kabaddi League matches now move to Kolkata, after the Mumbai leg of the league phase of the tournament came to an end.

Leaders U Mumba enjoyed themselves at their home stadium, winning four matches on the trot, with the latest coming against Maharashtra rivals Puneri Paltan, against whom they won 28-21.

In match 8 of the Pro Kabaddi 2015, hosts Bengal Warriors take on defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, where a high-capacity crowd is expected to be present.

The Bengal side, with the trademark chant of 'Aamra dekhiye debo' (we will show our strength), come to this match after a 33-25 loss to the Bengaluru Bulls on the opening day of Pro Kabaddi this year.

However, they are looking forward to backing their instincts by giving a decent show on their home turf against the Pink Panthers. Dinesh Kumar, who was convinced by the Warriors to come out of retirement to lead the side, said that his side will have to be extra careful this time, especially when it comes to making raids.

"Our defence made some good tackles but also let go some easy points. We have to be more careful this time," Dinesh was quoted by Indian daily The Hindu.

Winning on the day is on the mind of Warriors coach Raj Narain Sharma as well.

"We will give our best to get maximum points out of the home leg," Bengal coach Sharma said.

The Jaipur-based side, meanwhile, will rue their mistakes after having lost to U Mumba in the inaugural encounter of the Pro Kabaddi this year by just a point. They lost with a scoreline of 28-29 against the hosts. Having said that, the Jaipur Pink Panthers captain Navneet Gautam prefers not to look back.

"We had lost our first match last year too and then went on to win the title," the Panthers' captain Navneet Gautam stated.

"It was a narrow loss [against U Mumba] and we hope to get into a good rhythm in the second match. We will obviously try and win this game. Bengal are a good team and Dinesh (Kumar, captain Warriors) is like my brother but we will give our 100% to see that we clinch the contest."

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be flagging off the city leg of the event at the Netaji Indoor Stadium today, and she will be joined by former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly. 'Dada' will also be singing the National Anthem, just as Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan did in the Mumbai leg.

"Sourav will sing the National Anthem. Every city we go to, a local celebrity sings the anthem to inaugurate the home leg," Bengal Warriors CEO Sandip Tarkas said.

The match gets under way at 8pm IST (3:30pm BST).

Where to Watch Live:

Pro Kabaddi League: Bengal Warriors vs Jaipur Pink Panthers, can be caught LIVE on Star Sports.

Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold

English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2

Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies

Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus

Marathi Coverage - Star Pravah (Sunday Matches only)

UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK

Live streaming will be available on and Hotstar.

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