Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Pro Kabaddi League 2018 | Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
The toppers of Zone A and B will collide in the first qualifier of Pro Kabaddi League 2018. We are talking about Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengaluru Bulls who ended up on the numero-uno position in their respective groups.
The premier advantage of finishing at the top in the group stage is that you get one more chance to qualify for the finals. When the loser of Qualifier 1 faces the winner of Eliminator 3 in Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 then advances for the summit clash against the winner of Qualifier 1.
Now, let's have a brief insight at the journey of the two teams;
The team management took a bold step ahead of the auction when they let go their skipper Fazal Atrachali who led this side to the finals of PKL 2017. A lot of criticism they had to face but all the critics became their admirers when a young skipper Sunil Kumar who was probably captaining a PKL side for the first time led from the front and took this team to places.
With only three losses in 22 matches, Gujarat was undoubtedly the most relentless side for every opposition. Can they keep up their good work and proceed to the finals on Monday itself? We will have to wait and find out what happens tomorrow.
A young lad who improvised himself to become the best raider of the season set his sight right from the word ‘Go‘. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat wasn't only a raider for Bengaluru Bulls but he was someone who made his presence felt in an already illustrious raiding department of Bengaluru Bulls which included Kashiling Adake and skipper Rohit Kumar.
This team had all the strength in their raiding facet but somehow lacking the quality in defence which somewhere made a blot in the mind of their supporters. But they managed to show some quality in their defence as well, with Mahender Singh and Ashish Sangwan being the initiators who comprehensively took down the opposition raiders in tandem and in the latter half of the tournament it was rookie Amit Sheoran who rose to the occasion and made his presence felt.
Most Raid Points
|Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (236)||Sachin (161)|
Most Tackle Points
|Mahender Singh (55)||Parvesh Bhainswal (81)|
It was the home-leg of Gujarat Fortunegiants who were enjoying a dream run as they were undefeated in their own den since the last season of PKL. In came the 69th match which saw a confident Bengaluru Bulls spoiling their party as they played a 30-30 draw.
There was some controversy in the closing minutes of the game which saw Bengaluru Bulls closing onto a win but the TV review did not prove valiant enough and the Bulls had to settle with a draw.
Stats from the match:
Best raider for Gujarat: Sachin (10 Raids)
Best defender for Gujarat: Sunil Kumar (4 Tackles)
Best raider for Bengaluru: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (8 Raids)
Best defender for Bengaluru: Sandeep (4 Tackles)
Let us delve into the BLR vs GUJ Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: December 31st, 08:00 PM, IST
Where: Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi
Bengaluru Bulls: WWDLW
Gujarat Fortunegiants: WWWWW
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar(c), Amit Sheoran, Ankit, Pawan Kumar Sherawat, Jawahar Vivek, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, BR Nithesh, Anil, Ajay, Mahendra Singh Dhaka, Rohit, Sumit Singh, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Harish Naik, Dong Ju Hong, Raju Lal Choudhary, Mahender Singh, Ashish Kumar, Kashiling Adake, Anand V, Gyung Tae Kim, Ravi, Sandeep.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sunil Kumar(c), Lalit Chaudhary, Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi, Amit, K Prapanjan, Sachin, Anil, Hadi Oshtorak, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Sachin Vittala, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ajay Kumar, Amit Jaivir Sharma, Yashwant Bishnoi, Vikram Kandola, Shubham Ashok, Dong Geon Lee, Dharmender, Rohit Gulia, C Kalai Arasan.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Ruturaj Koravi, Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Sachin Vittala, K Prapanjan, Rohit Gulia/Ajay Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal.
Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ashish Sangwan, Raju Lal Chaudhary, Mahender Singh, Amit Sheoran, Rohit Kumar, Kashiling Adake/Harish Naik/Sumit Singh.
Note: With an increase in the credit scores of some players, we may opt for some of those who might not feature in contradiction to select those who will lend more points in the match.
Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of BLR vs GUJ Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.