Date: 07 January 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Defending champions Bengal Warriors will face in-form Haryana Steelers on Friday evening in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8. Captain Maninder Singh and Iranian all-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh will once again lead the Warriors who will be keen to maintain momentum after halting their losing streak.
Haryana’s fortunes will depend on how well the defensive combination of Surender Nada and Jaideep handle Bengal captain Maninder Singh. With 17 tackle points each, the duo has been the most interesting defensive line to watch with Surender providing the experience to young Jaideep’s exuberance.
Bengal have been overly reliant on Maninder Singh and Mohammad Nabibakhsh for the points. Thus, Coach Rakesh Kumar will want his Steelers to start the match aggressively and stop the duo. The more time the two players spend away from the mat, the more likely Haryana are to win.
Game 1 on January 7- Bengal Warriors vs Haryana Steelers
Probable Starting 7
Haryana Steelers: Vikash Kandola, Ravi Kumar, Jaideep, Meetu, Rohit Gulia, Mohit, Surender Nada
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh, Darshan J, Amit Nirwal, Rohit, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Abozar Mighani, Sachin Vittala
Haryana Steelers: Vikas Kandola (captain), Akshay Kumar, Ashish, Mohammad Esmaeil, Vinay, Ravi Kumar, Chand Singh, Hamid Nader, Rajesh Narwal, Rohit Gulia, Shrikant Tewthia, Vikas Jaglan, Rajesh Gurjar, Surender Nada, Ajay.
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh (captain), Rishank Devadiga, Sukesh Hegde, Abozar Mohajermighani, Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda, Rohit, Tapas Pal, Ravindra Kumawat, Akash Pikalmunde, Anand V, Darshan J, Vijin Thangadurai, Amit, Rinku Narwal, Rohit Banne, Parveen, Sachin Vittala.
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