Bengal Warriors face the defending champions Patna Pirates in the first fixture of the Saturday doubleheader.
Patna Pirates have been a disappointment this season, managing only four wins after 10 completed games. Skipper Pardeep Narwal has led from the front, amassing 95 points in 9 games he has been involved in. It is the defence that has let them down. Jaideep has been the only defender to have a good job.
Likewise, Bengal Warriors have failed to put on consistent performances this year. They did not make the most of the start they had. The side has been dependent on Maninder Singh. However, skipper Surjeet Singh has not been able to inspire his side at all.
When: 8:00 PM IST
Where: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
Patna Pirates – L L L LW
Bengal Warriors – WD L L D
Bengal Warriors squad: Surjeet Singh(c), Mahesh Goud, Maninder Singh, Mithin Kumar, Amit Kumar, Amit Nagar, Ashish Chhokar, Jang Kun Lee, Rakesh Narwal, Vijin Thangadurai, Baldev Singh, Manoj Dhull, Ran Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Shrikanth Tewthia, Vittal Meti, Ziaur Rahman, Adarsh T, Ameares Mondal and Bhupinder Singh.
Patna Pirates squad: Pardeep Narwal(c), Vikas Jaglan, Manish, Vikas Kale, Ravinder Kumar, Jaideep, Vijay Kumar, Deepak Narwal, Manjeet, Surender Singh, Tushar Patil, Arvind Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Parveen Birwal, Tae Deok Eom, Vijay, Hyunil Park and Jawahar Dagar.
Here’s how the two sides may line-up for Patna Pirates vs Bengal Warriors.
Bengal Warriors: Surjeet Singh(c), Maninder Singh, Ran Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Jang Kun-Lee, Mahesh Goud, Ziaur Rahman.
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal(c), Vikas Kale, Deepak Narwal, Ravindar Kumar, Manjeet, Jaideep , Vikash Jaglan.
Defenders: Surjeet Singh, Jaideep and Vikash Kale are the best options among defenders. Jaideep has the stand-out performer and should not be missed, while Surjeet Singh can be backed to come good.
All-rounder- Ran Singh have had a decent season and can give you ample fantasy points.
Raiders – Pardeep Narwal and Maninder Singh have performed well and should be your top two raider choices.