Bengaluru Bulls will lock horns with Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Kanteerva Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
This is the last game of the league stage in the tournament. The semi-finals will begin after this. For the Bulls this is the game that will decide if they are going to go through to the semi-finals or not.
They won their last game against Telugu Titans but that did not guarantee them a spot in the last four. The boys from Bangalore needed to win by more than two points against the Titans but they did not do that. They came away with a hard-fought one point victory.
In this game against the leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers, if the Bulls find themselves on the losing side they have to ensure it is not by more than 10 points, reported The Hindu.
For the Bulls to beat the Pink Panthers will be anything but easy. The Pink Panthers have lost only two games out of their 13 encounters. To add to this on a few occasions even when they have not been at their best they have still come out victorious. In their last game against Puneri Paltan the Pink Panthers were not at their best but they still won 33 to 27.
Bengaluru Bulls, though, will take heart from the fact that the Panthers can be pushed with intense aggression. The Patna Pirates employed this strategy against the Panthers and they hammered them 52 to 30.
The Bulls with the dangerous Ajay Thakur in their line-up have to go after the Panthers from the word go. To add to this the Bulls would be buoyed by their win against the Telugu Titans on Wednesday. They kept calm after the Titans applied early pressure and then hit back. A lot will depend on Ajay Thakur and skipper Manjit Chillar in this all-important clash.
For the Pink Panthers, it is another opportunity to increase their lead at the top of the table. There's no doubt they will be tested in this game and before the semi-finals it's something they would perhaps welcome. Jasvir Singh, their raider, will look to create panic among the Bulls defence.
The stage is set for a terrific contest as the hosts, Bengaluru Bulls need to pull out the stops against Jaipur Pink Panthers to progress to the semi-finals.
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