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Pro Kabaddi 2019 preview: Can U Mumba corners stop Bengal’s raiding unit?

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In Match 86 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, home team Bengal Warriors will lock horns with U Mumba at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday. Today’s match will be a battle between Mumbai’s defence and Bengal’s raiders. When the two teams met earlier in PKL 2019, Maninder Singh failed to make any impression with only 5 raid points. On the other hand, Fazel and Sandeep had an impressive show with a tackle strike rate of 63 against Bengal Warriors. Sandeep Narwal had tackled Maninder successfully thrice in the match. It will be interesting to see if Bengal’s star raider Maninder will able to improve his performance against one of the best defensive units this season.


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Maninder Singh vs. U Mumba – PKL 7

Fazel – Sandeep vs. Bengal Warriors – PKL 7

Raids

15

Tackles

8

Failed Raids

5

Successful Tackles

5

Raid Points

5

Tackle Points

5

Raid SR

33

Tackle SR

63

Bengal Raiders best in the business

Bengal Warriors are one of the best raid units this season. They have the second highest average raid points and second lowest raid failures per cent among teams.



















Highest Raid Point Average – PKL 7


Lowest Raid Failure % – PKL 7


Team


Avg. Raid Pts.


Team


Raid Failure %


Dabang Delhi


20.7


Dabang Delhi


19.0%


Bengal Warriors


19.8


Bengal Warriors


20.6%


Bengaluru Bulls


19.6


Haryana Steelers


21.1%

The trio of Maninder-Nabibakhsh-Prapanjan have been firing on all cylinders. All the three have scored at least a SUPER 10 and none have raid strike rates below 40.









Bengal Warriors Raid Trio – PKL 7


Raider


Raids


Raid Points


Avg Raid Pts


Raid SR


Super 10s


Maninder Singh


203


114


8.1


56


5


K. Prapanjan


172


86


6.1


50


3


Mohammad Nabibakhsh


144


58


4.1


40


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Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba match prediction: Who will win the first 10 mins battle?

Both Prapanjan and Maninder have been amongst the best raid duos in the first 10 minutes of the match. On the other hand, Sandeep and Fazel have been deadly with their tackles in the first 10 minutes. The contest might be decided by who has an early lead in this match.











Best Raid SR in first 10 mins – PKL 7 (Min. 40 raids)


Raider


Raid SR


Naveen Kumar


69


Pawan Sehrawat


67


K. Prapanjan


64


Maninder Singh


59


Vikas Kandola


56











Best Tackle SR in first 10 mins – PKL 7 (Min. 15 tackles)


Defender


Tackle SR


Sandeep Narwal


88


Vishal Bhardwaj


83


Mahender Singh


73


Baldev Singh


67


Fazel Atrachali


65

Key Battle: Maninder Singh vs Sandeep Narwal

Sandeep Narwal has a 10-7 superior head to head against Maninder Singh in PKL. Of his 10 successful tackles against Maninder, 8 have come via block and chain tackle. The contest is perfectly matched as 63 per cent of Maninder’s failed raids have come ahead of the baulk line this season. On the other hand, 81 per cent of Sandeep Narwal’s tackle points have occurred ahead of the baulk line.







Sandeep Narwal – Successful Tackles vs. Maninder Singh


Successful Tackles


Block


Chain


Dash


Thigh Hold


10


5


3


1


1





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From Patna Pirates to Bengaluru Bulls, playoff chances of teams on Day 57

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The seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2019) has entered in the 10th phase with Jaipur leg getting underway on Day 55. The race for PKL playoffs has intensified with less than a month remaining for the final showdown. The PKL 2019 playoffs will kick-start from October 14. The first team to get eliminated from the playoffs race was Tamil Thalaivas after U Mumba defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants on Day 56 of Pro Kabaddi. Meanwhile, Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors became the first two teams to register their place in the playoffs.

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How many teams can qualify for playoffs?


The top two teams in Pro kabaddi 2019 points table will directly qualify for semi-finals while the remaining four will play Eliminator 1 and Eliminator 2. The winners of the Eliminators will play the PKL 2019 semifinals. The winner of semifinal matches will play the PKL 2019 finals on October 19, 2019.


Here are the playoffs chances of teams featuring on Day 57?


Dabang Delhi playoff chances


Thanks to Bengal Warriors’ win on Sunday (Day 55), Dabang Delhi along with Bengal are assured of a playoff spot as they will not fall out of the top six under any circumstances now. However, Delhi will look to consolidate their position in the league standings. They have played 16 matches so far and earned 69 points, winning 13 matches while losing only two. They still have to play six matches.


Bengaluru Bulls playoffs chances


Bengaluru Bulls after Sunday’s results find themselves in the 6th place, but with a win against Dabang Delhi on Monday could take them to the third spot but if Haryana manage to win against Patna today, then they will retain the third spot and Bulls will move to the fourth spot despite a win.


Bengaluru have 50 points in 17 matches played so far with nine wins and eight defeats.


Haryana Steelers playoffs chances


If Haryana Steelers lose this match by a difference of more than 7 points and Bengaluru Bulls win their match against Dabang Delhi, Haryana will slip to 4th place. Haryana have 54 points in 16 matches so far with 10 wins and five defeats.


Patna Pirates playoffs chances


Of all the matches to be played on Day 57 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Patna Pirates have a stiff chance to register a place in the playoffs. Patna Pirates have won only six matches of 17 and are placed at the 10th position on PKL points table with 38 points. If they manage to win their today’s fixture against Haryana Steelers, they will move to eighth position and still have to win the remaining four matches to keep playoffs hope alive.



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Pro Kabaddi 2019 Live score: Patna take on Haryana in today’s first match

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In today’s Pro Kabaddi 2019 match, the first game will be played between Patna Pirates and Haryana Steelers. Dabang Delhi will lock horns with Bengaluru Bulls at Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur, in the second match. The Patna vs Haryana kabaddi match will begin at 7:30 pm IST.




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Pro Kabaddi 2019, Day 57, Match 2: Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls live streaming details

Head to head, Dabang Delhi have a slight advantage as they won seven of 12 matches while Bengaluru Bulls won five. The Delhi vs Bengaluru kabaddi match will begin at 8:30 pm IST after the first match ends. Kabaddi fans can catch Pro Kabaddi 2019 live action on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD with English commentary, and on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. You can also live stream kabaddi matches on Hotstar.


Stay tuned for Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers and Dabang Delhi vs Bengaluru Bulls live match score here



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Pro Kabaddi 2019 top raiders Pawan and Naveen to feature in today’s match

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In Match 105 of Pro Kabaddi 2019, Dabang Delhi will lock horns with Bengaluru Bulls at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, on Monday. Two of the top three raiders Naveen Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat will go face-to-face when table toppers Dabang Delhi meet defending champions Bengaluru Bulls. With 217 raid points, Pawan currently leads PKL 2019 raiders leaderboard while Naveen is in hot pursuit just 20 raid points behind and having played one match lesser.


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Most Raid Pts. – PKL 2019

Highest Raid Pt. Avg. – PKL 2019

Team

Raid Points

Raider

Avg. Raid Points

Pawan Sehrawat

217

Pawan Sehrawat

12.8

Pardeep Narwal

207

Naveen Kumar

12.3

Naveen Kumar

197

Pardeep Narwal

12.2



Led by their two star raiders, the two teams have been among the best raiding teams in the league this season. Dabang Delhi and Bengaluru Bulls both have a raid point average of 20.6 per match, which is the joint-2nd highest after Bengal Warriors. They also have the best raid strike rate among all teams – Delhi’s raid strike rate of 50 is joint-best along with that of Bengal while Bengaluru are just a notch below at 49.









Top Raiding Teams – PKL 2019

Team

Avg. Raid Points

Raid SR

Bengal Warriors

20.8

50

Dabang Delhi

20.6

49

Bengaluru Bulls

20.6

50



The two raiders are also among the best when it comes to picking up multi-point raids in Pro Kabaddi 2019. Pawan has been a master at picking up the bonus and touch point raids with 33 such raids so far this season, the highest among all raiders. Considering just touch points, Pawan has picked up 25 multi-point raids there too which is second best behind only Pardeep Narwal. Naveen Kumar’s 19 multi-point raids with just touch points is 3rd best again.














Most Multi-Point Raids (with Bonus) – PKL 2019

Most Multi-Point Raids (only Touch Pts.) – PKL 2019

Raider

Multi-Pt. Raids

Raider

Multi-Pt. Raids

Pawan Sehrawat

33

Pardeep Narwal

28

Pardeep Narwal

31

Pawan Sehrawat

25

Naveen Kumar

23

Naveen Kumar

19



Pawan will look to break the Cover trap

Puneri Paltan did the double over Bengaluru Bulls this season. Much of their success was down to how well they tackled Pawan Sehrawat using their covers to trap him in the middle of the mat. In total, Pune tackled Pawan 11 times combined in the two matches. Even looking at by position, most of his failed raids have come against the right corner and right cover positions. He had more trouble against the right side of defences which is where he is likely to battle Ravinder Pahal and Vishal Mane. He has been tackled 21 times in the middle of the mat just ahead of the baulk line as well as in the area to the left of it which is where the successful dashes have come from.









Pawan Sehrawat Most Failed Raids by Position – PKL 2019

Position

Unsuccessful Raids

Right Corner

22

Right Cover

15

Left Corner

14






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