Jaipur Pink Panthers will lock horns against Bengaluru Bulls in the first semifinal of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League 2022 at the Dome, NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday. Jaipur Pink Panthers topped the standings with 15 wins, six losses, and one tied game and a total of 82 points under their bag to qualify for the semifinal.
On the other hand, Bengaluru Bulls had finished the league stage in third place in the standings with 13 wins, eight losses, and one tied match. They had won a total of 74 points and would want to carry the good show. The Bulls destroyed the defending champions Dabang Delhi K.C. by 56-24 in the Eliminator contest.
Both of these teams had won one match each against one another earlier in the season.
Bharat is going to hold the key for the Bulls whereas Arjun Deshwal will play the pivotal role for Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Head to Head: Matches: 17, Won by BB: 8, Won by JPP: 8, Tie: 1.
It is an even-steven battle between these two teams in the league.
Match Prediction: Jaipur Pink Panthers will begin the contest as favorites against Bengaluru Bulls.
Bengaluru Bulls squad 2022 for PKL 9
Retained Players: Mayur Kadam, Yash Hooda, Rohit Kumar, Mahender Singh, GB More, Saurabh Nandal, Aman, Vinod Lachmayya Naik, Bharat, and Rajnesh.
Auction Buys: Vikash Khandola, Nageshor Tharu, Lal Mohar Yadav, Sachin Narwal, Rahul Khatik, Sudhakar Krishanth Kadam, Neeraj Narwal, and Harmanjit Singh.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Squad 2022 for PKL 9
Retained Players: Arjun Deshwal, Deepak, Devank, Ankush, Sahul Kumar, Ashish, and Abhishek KS.
Auction Buys: V Ajith Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Woosan KO, Reza Mirbagheri, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Panwar, Bhavani Rajput, Navneet, Rahul Chaudhari, Nitin Chandel, and Rahul Dhanware.