Contest Talking points
• Head to Head: Matches – 9; Telugu Titans – 3, Bengaluru Bulls- 5, Tie – 1.
• Previous results: –
PKL Season Match No. HYD BLR Result
4                     29                 32    24    HYD
4                     19                 28    30    BLR
3                     38                40    22    HYD
3                     14                35    26     HYD
2              Semi-final 1     38    39      BLR
2                    49                29   43       BLR
2                     23               21   35       BLR
1                    54                26   27       BLR
1                   36                28   28       TIE

• Telugu Titans have won 3 out of the last 4 encounters between the 2 sides after failing to
win any of their first 5 matches against the Bulls losing 4 of those matches.

Clash Between the 2 super stars of PKL: Rahul Chaudhari vs Rohit Kumar

• The match between Telugu Titans and Bengaluru Bulls will see 2 of the best raiders of PKL
Rahul Chaudhari and Rohit Kumar go head to head.
• Rahul Chaudhari started the season superbly scoring a Super 10 as Telugu Titans beat Tamil
Thalaivasin the opening match of PKL 5.
• In the Titans’, next match against Patna Pirates, Rahul scored 6 raid points in the first half, but
struggled in the second half scoring just 1 raid point from 10 raids at a raid strike of 10.
• This meant that Rahul was stuck on 499 raid points and was also one of the major factor of
Titans losing the match.
• Rahul has scored 45 raid points against Bengaluru Bulls at a raid strike rate of 39.41 his least
against any PKL opponent(min 5 matches).
• Bengaluru Bulls are the only team in PKL against whom Rahul has failed to score a Super 10.
• Rohit Kumar has been one of the best raiders of the last 2 seasons scoring 195 raid points
only Pardeep Narwal and Rahul Chaudhari scored more raid points in PKL 3 and 4.
• Rohit’s average raid points of 7.80 in the last 2 seasons is also only bettered by Pardeep (8.19)
and Rahul (8.06).
• The MVP of PKL 3 needs just 5 raid points to become only the 3
rd raider in the last 2 seasons
to score 200 raid points.
• Rohit Kumar has a fine record against Telugu Titans having scored 20 raid points in 2 matches
against them.
• His average of 10 raid points per match is his joint best against an opponent in the PKL.
PKL 5 M#6 – Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls

Team Talking Points – Telugu Titans
Rakesh Kumar needs to contribute more
• Indian Kabaddi’sfavourite son, Rakesh Kumar is the senior most player of Telugu Titans.
• But the all-rounder has scored just 4 points in 2 matches so far.
• He has scored 2 tackle points and 2 raid points collectively in both games. (Raid SR – 28.57;
Tackle SR – 40.00)
• He has scored 11 tackle points against Bengaluru Bulls at a tackle strike rate of 68.75 – his
Joint most tackle points against any team along with Pune.
• However, he has not done well against well against the Bulls while raiding. (21 raid points)
• His raid strike rate of 36.84 against Bengaluru is his worst against any opponent (Min 15 raid
points).

Vishal Bhardwaj lacking support in defence

• Vishal Bhardwaj has secured back-to-back High 5s in his first two games of PKL 5.
• Overall, Telugu Titans have 19 tackle points so far out of which Vishal Bhardwaj alone has 10
tackle points at tackle strike rate of 76.92.
• Iranian right-cover, Farhad Milaghardan scored 4 tackle points at a tackle SR of 57.14 in their
opening game, but struggled in the next match failing in all his 3 attempted tackles.
• After the failure of Rohit Rana in first game (1/4) they tried Vinod Kumar in their 2nd game, but
he too had a dismal day failing in all of his tackle attempts (0/3).
• Rakesh Kumar has 2 tackle points (Tackle SR – 40.00), whereas Rohit Rana has scored just 2
tackle points (Tackle SR – 33.33).
Rakesh Kumar – Has scored 181 raid points at raid strike rate of 39.60 and 60 tackle points at
tackle strike rate of 48.78.

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Rohit Rana – Has scored 760 tackle point at tackle strike rate of 42.22.
Amit Singh Chhillar – Has scored 59 tackle point at tackle strike rate of 38.56.
Nilesh Salunke – Has scored 84 raid points at Raid strike rate of 45.90.
Vinod Kumar – Has scored 46 tackle points at tackle strike rate of 44.23.
Vinoth Kumar – Has scored 24 raid points at raid strike rate of 35.82.
Athul M S – Has scored 8 raid points at raid strike rate 57.14.
Vishal Bharadwaj – Has scored 16 tackle points at tackle strike rate of 57.14.
Vikas – Has scored 5 raid point at raid strike rate of 38.46.
Farhad Milaghardan – Has scored 4 tackle points at tackle strike rate of 57.14.
Team Talking Points – Bengaluru Bulls
Ajay Kumar’s time to shine for Bengaluru
• Playing his first PKL Season in Season 4, Ajay Kumar established himself as a good utility raider

For Jaipur Pink Panthers.
• This season he will have a bigger Role to Play partnering Rohit Kumar in Raiding.
• He has scored 61 raid points at raid strike rate of 57.01 in PKL 4.
• Despite being the secondary raider for Jaipur Pink Panthers, Ajay scored 2 Super 10s in PKL 4.
• In Do or die situations he scored 36 raid points at a raid strike rate of 78.26.
• His Raid strike rate of 78.26 in DoD situations in PKL 4 was only bettered by Ajay Thakur (83.87)
and Nitin Madane (81.48) (Min 15 raid points)
Onus on Ravinder Pahal and Ashish Kumar to lead Bull’s Defence
• Ravinder Pahal is the 5th best defender in PKL with 152 tackle points at a tackle strike rate of
52.41.
• He was the best defender of PKL 2 where he scored 60 tackle points.
• He is known for his ankle and thigh holds illustrated by the fact that he has the most ankle
(51) and thigh holds(65) in the PKL.
• In season 4 playing for Puneri Paltan he scored 37 tackle points
• He has scored 24 tackle points against Telugu Titans – only Manjeet Chhillar (38) has more
against Telugu Titans in the PKL.
• Ravinder Pahal has scored 5 super tackles against Telugu Titans – the most by any player
against Telugu.
• He alongside Ashish Kumar are only Bengaluru players with 50 plus tackle points.
• Ashish Kumar was retained by Bengaluru Bulls this season and has 51 tackle points at a tackle
strike rate of 44.35.
Preetam Chhillar – Has 26 tackle points at tackle strike rate of 30.59.
Gurvinder Singh – Has 61 raid points at raid strike rate of 33.70.
Sunil Jaipal – Has 71 raid points at raid strike rate of 38.38.
Sumit Singh – Has 7 raid points at raid strike rate of 35.00.
Kuldeep Singh – Has 8 tackle points at tackle strike rate of 44.44.
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Sinotharan Kanesharajah – Has 5 raid points at raid strike rate of 62.50.

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