Telugu Titans will take on Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls will square off against Dabang Delhi at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday. Pro Kabaddi League season four is at its halfway stage, and the points table point to the fact that it is still anybody's to win.
Puneri Paltan will be running into an in-form Telugu Titans, who have won three matches in a row and are brimming with confidence. Titans' skipper Rahul Chaudhari has been outstanding in the last few matches and he will look to continue with his form against the Paltans as well on Friday.
Nilesh Salunkhe and Sandeep Dhull have provided perfect support, and if all these players are at the top of their game, then the Paltans will have problems to get past this Titans side.
Meanwhile, Paltans can move to the top of the Pro Kabaddi 2016 points table if they can somehow secure a win against Telugu Titans. Skipper of the Paltans, Manjeet Chillar will have to be at his best to help his side move up the table and close in on that Pro Kabaddi 2016 semifinal spot.
They will be aware of the need of improving their current form, which has not been great after a wonderful start to the Pro Kabaddi season four.
Squads: Telugu Titans: Rahul Chaudhari, 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.
Puneri Paltan: I Ketut Ariana, Gurpreet Singh, Somvir Shekhar, Ravinder Pahal, Joginder Narwal, Khomsan Thongkham, Virender ChhillarAll-rounders: Parmod Narwal, Preetam Chhillar, Manjeet Chhillar, Dalbir, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Ajay Thakur, Sonu Narwal, Jay Bahadur Bohara, Anil Shriram Nimbolkar, Akshay Jadhav.
In the second match of the day, Bengaluru Bulls will square off against Dabang Delhi at the same venue. Both teams have struggled in this edition of the Pro Kabaddi and will be looking to get back that winning touch.
Dabang Delhi is languising at the bottom half of the points table and are placed just above the Bengal Warriors. Bengaluru Bulls are not far away from Delhi, as they are a place above Dabang Delhi. But they have a difference of six points between them.
However, the Bulls have played the most number of matches in Pro Kabaddi 2016 so far and they will want to win their remaining games so that they can at least try and catch up with the top four teams in the league.
They are coming into this match after getting thrashed 38-23 by Patna Pirates on Thursday.
Squads: Bengaluru Bulls: Surender Nada, 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.
Dabang Delhi: Ram Kumar Sah, Prashant Chavan, D.Gopu, D.Suresh Kumar, Sachin ShingadeAll-rounders: Bhupender Singh, Meraj Sheykh, Hadi Tajik, Phonchoo Tin, Manjeet, Kashiling Adake, Selvamani K, Prashant Kumar Rai, Deepak Narwal, Umesh Mhatre, Sanket Chavan, Vikash Khandola.
Where to watch live
The match between Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltans will begin at 8 p.m. IST (3:30 p.m. BST).
The Bengaluru Bulls and Dabang Delhi match will begin at 9 p.m. IST (4:30 p.m. BST).
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