Bengal Warriors will go up against Puneri Paltan on Friday at The Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.
The team from Bengal are playing their second match in two days. They came up trumps against Dabang Delhi in a hard-fought encounter. The Warriors started very well as the scoreline was 28 to 14 in their favour at the halfway interval.
Delhi did not lose hope and fought back very well. Bengal found Kashiling Adake and Surjeet Narwal a handful as they attacked well. Courtesy of a very good first half performance, Bengal held on and denied Dabang a win.
Playing at home, Bengal has great crowd support and this inspired the team to pull out the stops against Delhi. Korean player Jang Kun Lee put in a fantastic show as he bagged seven points. He was very well supported by Nitin Madane, who racked up no less than eight points.
The Warriors, led by Nilesh Shinde, would be hoping that Lee and Madane will again come to the party against Pune as they did against Delhi. The triumph against the boys from Delhi have given Bengal more belief in themselves, after two straight losses.
Pune have also not begun the Pro Kabaddi League well. They have experienced defeats in both their games so far.
In their last encounter against Dabang, Pune were on the back foot right from the beginning. Jitesh Joshi did try to stage a comeback as he bagged eight points. Even their captain Wazir Singh tried hard but in the end, Delhi were just too good.
Pune will be hoping for a better show this time around. A lot depends on Wazir and Joshi.
Bengal, with the crowd behind them, will look to come good once again, while Pune are keen to open their account. An exciting contest is on the cards.
Where to Watch Live
Bengal Warriors will play Delhi Dabang at 9.00 pm. Star Sports will air the match. Live coverage will comence on Star Sports HD 2 from 7.45 pm. This is the link for the live streaming option Starsports.com.