Patna Pirates will clash with Bengal Warriors at Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna in the second game of the super Sunday.
Bengal Warriors have a lot of things to worry about as they are reeling at the bottom of the points table. Having lost five back-to-back matches, they really need to step up to the ocassion and start winning games from now on.
Meanwhile, Patna Pirates have won three out of their six matches and in their last game they have beaten Puneri Paltan by four points on Saturday at the same venue. With that win they have now jumped up to the fourth position in the points table.
Captain Rakesh Kumar was rested for the game and that was indeed a crucial decision by the management. They hammered Dabang Delhi by a margin of 17 points (39-22).
If they manage to beat the Warriors in this second game of the Super Sunday, they will inch closer to the third placed Bengaluru Bulls (25 points). With the winning momentum, Pirates clearly will have the advantage at the home turf over the hapless Warriors.
Meanwhile, the Warriors are desperate in search for a win in this Pro Kabaddi League 2015. The only game they had won was against the defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers last month. After that, they lost a couple of really close games. The only thing that the Warriors need at this moment is nothing but a win. But it will not be easy against the Pirates at their own backyard. In order to win this game, they will have to sweat it out and their best players will have to step up.
Injuries have also been a point of major concern for the Warriors this season. Key defender Nilesh Shinde and skipper Dinesh Kumar were rested in their first game against Puneri Paltan that they had lost. Shinde and Kumar were injured earlier and the team coach is yet to announce whether they will feature in the game against the Pirates on Sunday evening.
"We will try to perform good in absence of our main players," Bengal coach Raj Narain Sharma said earlier. Sharma has insisted the players to play as a cohesive unit and he believed that good all-round show will get them back to winning ways.
Where to Watch Live
The Super Sunday of the Pro Kabaddi League will see Patna Pirates and Bengal Warriors in the second game, which is scheduled for 9pm IST with live coverage in English on Star Sports 2/HD, while Star Sports 3/HD and Star Gold will provide live coverage in Hindi.
Apart from English and Hindi, people interested in other Indian languages can watch the contest live on Maa Movies (Telugu), Suvarna Plus (Kannada) and Star Pravah (Marathi).
Live streaming is also available on Starsports.com.