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PKL 2021: Puneri Paltan v/s Bengal Warriors - Preview, Expected 7, Live streaming, Players to Watch out, Head to head, Key battle

All you need to know about match 43 of PKL 2021 between Puneri Paltan and Bengal Warriors.

Nitin Tomar Puneri Paltan Maninder Singh Bengal Warriors

Nitin Tomar and Maninder Singh 


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 9 Jan 2022 2:39 AM GMT

Puneri Paltan franchise is set to battle out the defending champions Bengal Warriors in match number 43 of PKL 2021. Both teams are eying on this fixture as a golden opportunity to recover from their terrible start to the season. So let's have a look at the detailed preview of this encounter between these two offensive forces.

Strategic Takeaways

Pune captain Nitin Tomar made an impact coming from the bench and proved his fitness on the mat in the previous match. It will be his first start after suffering from injury earlier this season. The comeback of the Pune roster's first choice right cover and local boy Balasaheb Jadhav seems evident after a slight decline in Abinesh Nadarajan's performance. On the other hand, Bengal coach BC Ramesh may not consider any changes in the Starting 7.

Head to Head

Bengal Warriors are leading the overall head-to-head count against the Pune-based franchise with a slight edge. The defending champions are also cruising a four-match winning streak against the counterparty. Captain Maninder Singh's Super 10 helped to edge past his side when last they faced Puneri Paltan. Interestingly, Paltan captain Nitin Tomar kick-started his Pro Kabaddi League journey with the Kolkata-based franchise in season three.

Overall H2H record:

14 - Matches

7 - Bengal Warriors

6 - Puneri Paltan

1 - Tie

When to watch?

Puneri Paltan will be up against the Bengal Warriors franchise on the 19th matchday of PKL season eight. The fearsome clash will be aired live at 7:30 PM on the 9th of January 2022.

Live Streaming

All the matches are expected to be broadcast on the Star Sports Network on television. You can also tune in to Disney+Hotstar for live streaming.

Expected 7

Puneri Paltan:

Nitin Tomar (Raider)

Pankaj Mohite (Raider)

Aslam Inamdar (All-rounder)

Sanket Sawant (Left Cover)

Balasaheb Jadhav (Right Cover)

Vishal Bharadwaj (Left Corner)

Baldev Singh (Right Corner)

Squad: Nitin Tomar (C), Vishal Bharadwaj (VC), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kadian, Mohit Goyat, Akash Shinde, Shubham Shelke, Aslam Inamdar, Govind Gurjar, Victor Obiero, E Subhash, Baldev Singh, Balasaheb Jadhav, Sanket Sawant, Hadi Tajik, Sombir Gulia, Karanvir, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sourav Kumar

Bengal Warriors:

Maninder Singh (Raider)

Sukesh Hegde (Raider)

Mohammad Nabibakhsh (All-rounder)

Amit Narwal (Left Cover)

Darshan J (Right Cover)

Sachin Vittala (Left Corner)

Abozar Mighani (Right Corner)

Squad: Maninder Singh (C), Rishank Devadiga, Sukesh Hegde, Ravindra Kumawat, Akash Pikalmunde, Anand V, Sumit Malik, Moein Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda, Rohit, Abozar Mighani, Rinku Narwal, Sachin Vittala, Darshan J, Vijin Thangadurai, Rohit Banne, Parveen, Amit

Players to Watch out For

Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors)

Nitin Tomar (Puneri Paltan)

Mohammad Nabibakhsh (Bengal Warriors)

Vishal Bharadwaj (Puneri Paltan)

Aslam Inamdar (Puneri Paltan)

Key Battle

Maninder Singh vs Vishal Bharadwaj

Captain Maninder Singh is leading the Bengal Warriors side from the front. The fierce raider has gained solid momentum after scoring five Super 10s in a row. He will be summoned by Paltan's star left corner Vishal Bharadwaj who was also a stand-in captain in the absence of Nitin Tomar. Vishal is going through a rough patch for the first time. But, the India International defender holds the potential to trample any raider in the world on his own.

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