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PKL 2019, Match 12 preview: Can Jaipur's defender stop Bengal's Maninder?

Jaipur Pink Panthers have won only three of their 10 matches against Bengal Warriors. The two of three wins came in their first two meetings back in first season of Pro Kabaddi

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PKL 2018 Bengal Warriors UP Yoddha, Maninder Singh
Maninder Singh in action

In Match 12 of League, PKL 2019, Jaipur Pink Panthers, led by Deepak Niwas Hooda, lock horns with Maninder Singh’s at NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams have won their first match in Pro Kabaddi 2019 and look to continue their dominating performance. have two of the best corners in with Amit Hooda in the right corner and Sandeep Dhull in the left corner. The two defenders combined scored 116 tackle points last season with Sandeep Dhull finishing as the 5th highest tackle point scorer overall.

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Player battle: Jaipur’s corners vs Maninder

Jaipur Pink Panlthers’ Amit Hooda and Sandeep Dhull have a good record against Bengal Warriors’ star raider Maninder Singh. Amit Hooda is 6-6 against Maninder and did very well against him last season in particular [5-2]. Sandeep Dhull despite playing just 1 match against Maninder has a 2-0 record over him. Amit Hooda has successfully used the Ankle Hold and Thigh Hold well against Maninder to get him out. Last season 2 of the 5 successes he had were from Thigh Holds. The other 3 successes each came from a different skill – Ankle Hold, Chain and Dash.

Amit Hooda Successful Tackles vs. Maninder Singh – Skill wise (Overall PKL)
Successful Tackle Ankle Hold Thigh Hold Dash Chain
6 2 2 1 1

vs head to head

have won only three of their 10 matches against The two of three wins came in their first two meetings back in first season of Pro Kabaddi. Bengal Warriors have won 7 of the last 8 matches including the last 3. The seven matches won by Bengal Warriors against Jaipur is the joint-highest for them against a team (7 wins against Bengaluru Bulls also).

Jaipur vs Bengal head to head in last five meetings

Match No. Jaipur Pink Panthers Bengal Warriors Result
PKL 6, Match 35 28 39 Bengal won by 9 points
PKL 5, Match 104 31 32 Bengal won by 1 point
PKL 4, Match 36 25 32 Bengal won by 7 points
PKL 4, Match 12 36 33 Jaipur won by 3 points
PKL 3, Match 40 18 34 Bengal won by 16 points
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Bengal Warriors probable starting seven

Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengal Warriors
Amit Hooda Right Corner Baldev Singh
Deepak Narwal Right In Mohammed Nabibaksh
Sunil Siddhgavali Right Cover Naveen Narwal
Deepak Hooda © Center Maninder Singh ©
Vishal Left Cover Jeeva Kumar
Nitin Rawal Left In Prapanjan K
Sandeep Dhull Left Corner Rinku Narwal

First Published: Sat, July 27 2019. 15:18 IST