Telugu Titans recorded a stunning win over home side Patna Pirates in their Pro Kabaddi League 2015 game on Thursday at the Patliputra Sports Complex and the Hyderabad side will now look to take that confidence in their game against Bengaluru Bulls today.
The Titans went into yesterday's match as the favourites, and they won over the Patna side via a margin of 12 points.
Sukesh Hegde and Prashant Kumar Rai were the shining stars in the game, as their side won 34-22. Skipper Deepak Hudda and Rahul Chaudhary, however, were not up to the mark on the day.
Titans' left corner man Sandeep was also a key player in the defence, as the win on the day took the Hyderabad side four points closer to leaders U Mumba, who currently have 30 points.
Hegde almost single-handedly won the game for the Titans, and he was ecstatic after the win and the team's performances.
"I am proud of the team and the work that they put in this game today to win. We have enjoyed playing in Patna and are looking forward to our encounter with Bengaluru Bulls," he said.
Bengaluru Bulls are however also a team in decent form. The side from Bangalore are currently third in the table – six points adrift of the Titans. They come into the game in the backdrop of four wins and two losses.
Their latest result was a loss against the champions Japiur Pink Panthers, and prior to that, the Bulls had a high-margin 33-18 win over Dabang Delhi.
Kashiling Adake, Ajay Thakur and defender Somvir Shekhar played their part for the Bulls, but it was skipper Manjeet Chhillar who was the man of the match.
The 29-year-old all-rounder scored nine raid points and gave a superb showing in defence as well to affirm his dominance against Delhi, while also clinching the Best Raider of the Match award on the day.
And Chillar and the bengaluru Bulls will be hoping to replicating that performance in the first game in Patna today.
The match gets underway at 8 pm IST (3:30pm BST).
Previous meeting - 26 August, 2014: Bengaluru Bulls 27 - 26 Telugu Titans
Where to Watch Live:
Pro Kabaddi League: Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls, 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