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Bengal Warriors aims to retain their second spot in match against Haryana Steelers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 September 2019, 15:41 IST

Bengal Warriors will safeguard their second spot against Haryana Steelers on Thursday in 97th match of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. Haryana Steelers have played one less game than Bengal Warriors and are four points behind them. A win will see them slip pass Bengal Warriors and take over the second place in the points table.

Bengal Warriors:


Won: 9

Tied: 3

Lost: 4

Win Rate: 56.25 percent

Bengal Warriors come to this game on the back of a three game winning streak, in their previous match against Bengaluru Bulls. Maninder Singh amassed 17 raid points in the match, but other key moment for Bengal Warrior was Mohammad Mabibakhsh’s first Pro Kabaddi High 5, which he attained in 10 tackle attempts. The Iranian has been an important cog in a number of Bengal Warrior’ nail biting games and they would want him to perform at the same level. Another big name has been Sukesh Hegde, who has manifested the capability to deliver at big stages and help the team’s objective. The trio, including second raider K Prapanjan had been the cause of Bengal Warriors’ success and will look to defeat Haryana Steelers.

Haryana Steelers:

Played: 15

Won: 10

Tied: 1

Lost: 4

Win Rate: 66.67 percent

Haryana Steelers have been in excellent form which has seen them lose only one game in their past eleven games. The star of the occasion, undoubtedly, has been Vikash Kandola, who is their star raider with 116 raid points. He scored his seventh super 10 in the victory over Tamil Thalaivas and displayed brilliant ability to control the game. Vinay also played a superb supporting part and concluded with a super 10 to his ranks. The teams leading defender so far is Sunil, but he has skillful support in Ram Kumar, Vikas Kale and captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan.

First published: 19 September 2019, 15:41 IST