Pro Kabaddi League 2023: Bengaluru Bulls Predicted Playing Seven for PKL 10 Battle Against Gujarat Giants
In the highly anticipated Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2023, the Bengaluru Bulls are set to make waves with their power-packed squad. Bulls are set lock horns with the winner of the PKL 10 opener game Gujarat Giants. This 4th battle of the ongoing season will be played on Sunday, 3 December 2023 at The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad. With a balanced blend of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers, the Bulls have meticulously filled all 25 spots in their roster, spending a whopping ₹4.756 crore at the auction.
Predicted Playing 7 For Bengaluru Bulls
1. Center - Vikash Kandola
The center position is a crucial role, and the Bulls have entrusted Vikash Kandola to lead the raid attack. Despite an unspectacular performance in the previous season, Khandola, who scored 139 points in 24 matches, has the potential to be a game-changer. Having previously garnered close to 200 points per season with the Haryana Steelers, the Bulls invested ₹55.25 lakh to secure his services. Expectations are high for Khandola to ignite the scoreboard and prove his worth in PKL 10.
2. Left Cover - Vishal Lather
Former Dabang Delhi KC defender Vishal Lather is set to fortify the left cover position for the Bulls. With a contract worth ₹20 lakh, Lather brings with him the experience of earning 58 points in 22 matches in the previous season. Known for his defensive prowess, Lather also clinched three High 5s in PKL 9. The Bulls will rely on his ability to thwart opponents' raid attempts and contribute significantly to their defensive strategy.
3. Right Cover - Surjeet Singh
Asian Games 2023 gold medalist Surjeet Singh adds a touch of gold to the Bulls' lineup as their right cover defender. While Singh struggled to make an impact in the previous season with the Telugu Titans, managing only 19 points in 13 matches, the Bulls are eager to give him an opportunity for redemption. Coach Randhir Singh Sehrawat believes in Singh's potential, and if he falters, the Bulls have a reliable alternative in Ponparthiban Subramanian to shore up the right cover position.
4. Left In - Bharat Hooda
The MVP of the Bulls' squad last season, Bharat Hooda, stands tall as the left in raider. With an impressive tally of 282 points in 23 matches and a raid strike rate exceeding 70%, Hooda is a force to be reckoned with. Coach Sehrawat will look to Hooda to surpass the 300-point mark this season, making him the lead raider for the Bulls.
5. Right In - Neeraj Narwal
Neeraj Narwal, in the supporting raider's role, showcased his prowess last season with 115 points in 24 matches. Beyond his raiding skills, Narwal exhibited defensive prowess with three super tackles. The Bulls' decision to retain Narwal indicates their intention to include him in the starting seven, counting on his ability to complement the team's raiding strategy.
6. Left Corner - Aman Antil
Aman Antil, who made his PKL debut for the Bulls in season eight, assumes the left corner defender role. With over 50 points in both of his previous seasons, Antil has formed a formidable corner combination with Saurabh Nandal. The Bulls are expected to stick with this reliable pair for their corner defence in PKL 2023.
7. Right Corner - Saurabh Nandal
The backbone of the Bengaluru Bulls' defence since the seventh season, Saurabh Nandal has consistently improved his performance. With 73 points in 24 matches last season, the right corner defender aims to breach the 80-point mark in PKL 10. Nandal's experience and defensive skills make him a key player in the Bulls' quest for glory.
Probable Playing 7 of Bengaluru Bulls Against Gujarat Giants
Vishal Lather, Vikash Kandola, Bharat Hooda, Surjeet Singh, Aman Antil Neeraj Narwal, and Saurabh Nandal
The Bengaluru Bulls have meticulously crafted a playing seven that combines experience, skill, and strategic prowess. As they gear up for PKL 2023, the spotlight will be on these seven players to lead the charge and propel the Bulls to victory.