Preview: Bengal Warriors v/s Tamil Thalaivas

Bengal Warriors take on Tamil Thalaivas with the Tamil Thalaivas looking to end the 4-match winless run. Bengal Warriors also come into the match having lost their game against Haryana Steelers. They also hold an advantage over Tamil Thalaivas having won 5 out of the six encounters between the teams. We preview the game with the key talking points:

Bengal’s strong raiding v/s Tamil’s experienced defence

The main talking point in the clash between Tamil Thalaivas and Bengal Warriors will be the contest between Bengal’s dangerous raiding v/s Tamil Thalaivas experienced defence. It is likely to be boosted by the return of the mighty Manjeet Chhillar. Bengal has the 2nd best raiding unit in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 behind Dabang Delhi with the likes of Maninder Singh, Prapanjan and Esmail Nabibaksh wreaking havoc. However, they will face a stiff challenge against Tamil Thalaivas who have Manjeet Chhillar, Ran Singh and Mohit Chhillar in their ranks. Thalaivas defence floundered at home, and the Chennai outfit failed to win a single match at home. The veterans will have to prove their worth if Tamil Thalaivas are to return to winning ways.

Maninder Singh Bengal Warriors
Maninder Singh – Bengal Warriors

 

Can Rahul and co find form against a struggling Bengal defence?

Rahul Chaudhari has struggled to find form this season. He has managed just 62 raid points in the first ten matches; this is his lowest tally after ten games in any Pro Kabaddi Season. Ajay Thakur has also struggled to find form. With the Thalaivas star duo getting caught in Super-Tackle situations, it has been a significant factor in Thalaivas matches being a close affair this year. However, they next come up against a Bengal defence which has struggled for form corners. Rinku and Baldev have gifted points to the opposition with advance tackles, and only the experienced “Jeeva” holding the defence together. If Rahul and Ajay are to find form, then playing Bengal right now might be the ideal opposition.

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