Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Pro Kabaddi League 2018 | Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
We are into the judgement day of Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19 and after the three months long tournament, we finally know which two teams will collide for the prestigious title.
Its a battle between two stalwarts, two teams who remained upbeat and finished at the top of the mountain in their respective Zones. With Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortunegiants making it to the finals this year, a newly crowned champion is assured.
Now, let's have a brief insight at the journey of the two teams;
Fortunegiants finished at the top of Zone A in the league stages of the competition. They still have lost the least number of games this season.
In the league stages of the competition, Gujarat just lost 3 games against UMumba, Haryana Steelers and Dabang Delhi K.C. and won 17 which was the most by any team this season.
Then came the playoff stages where they made an entry directly into Qualifier-1. They had a daunting task ahead of them in the form of Zone B toppers Bengaluru Bulls. They failed to impress altogether and succumbed to their 4th defeat of the season 29-41.
Their loss meant that they were forced into Eliminator 3 in a do-or-die situation against UP Yoddha who were coming into this game after winning 7 games on the trot.
Though, their inspirational run took a prompt break in eliminator-3 which shattered their hopes of entering the finals as Gujarat stormed their way by 38-31 to set a date with Bulls for one last time this season.
Can the runners-up of last season get their hands on the coveted title this year? Can the youngest team of the season step into the world of champions? The Final Showdown awaits.
Bengaluru Bulls journey can be narrated in two phases. In the opening phase of the tournament, it was all about Pawan Kumar Sehrawat who raided all the way to set the tone for his side, in the second phase he got ample support from his skipper and star raider Rohit Kumar who took a while to find his feet.
This was one team who had the weakest defence right from the start of the season, but the longevity of their raiders did not let their defence to expose.
The Green arm-band holder Pawan Kumar Sehrawat with 249 raid points, skipper Rohit Kumar with 161 riad points have taken this team to their second final appearance from where they are just one step away from the glory.
Most Raid Points
|Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (249)||Sachin (180)|
Most Tackle Points
|Mahender Singh (61)||Parvesh Bhainswal (84)|
Let us delve into the BLR vs GUJ Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: January 05th, 08:00 PM, IST
Where: Dome @NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai
Bengaluru Bulls: WWWLW
Gujarat Fortunegiants: WWWWW
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar(c), Anil, Ankit, Pawan Kumar Sherawat, Ashish Kumar, Jawahar Vivek, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, BR Nithesh, Ravi, Sandeep, Mahendra Singh Dhaka, Dong Ju Hong, Kashiling Adake, Amit Sheoran, Rohit, Ajay, Sumit Singh, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Harish Naik, Raju Lal Choudhary, Mahender Singh, Anand V, Gyung Tae Kim.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sunil Kumar(c), Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi, Amit, K Prapanjan, Sachin, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, C Kalai Arasan, Hadi Oshtorak, Sachin Vittala, Dong Geon Lee, Dharmender, Anil, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rohit Gulia, Lalit Chaudhary, Ajay Kumar, Yashwant Bishnoi, Vikram Kandola, Shubham Ashok.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sachin, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin Vittala, K Prapanjan, Ruturaj Koravi, Sunil Kumar, Rohit Gulia/Ajay Kumar. (Doubt: Hadi Oshtrak)
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar, Kashiling Adake, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Amit Sheoran, Ashish Sangwan, Ajay/Raju Lal Chaudhary, Mahender Singh. (Doubt: Harish Naik)
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.