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Pro Kabaddi League 7: Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls 

Pro Kabaddi League 7: Tamil Thalaivas vs Bengaluru Bulls

HEAD-TO-HEAD (OVERALL)

Overall: Matches – 6 | Tamil Thalaivas – 1| Bengaluru Bulls – 5

  • Bengaluru Bulls have dominated this H2H winning 5 of the 6 matches.
  • Bengaluru’s win% of 83 against Tamil Thalaivas is their best against an opposition in PKL.
  • Bengaluru Bulls are currently on a 4-match winning streak against Tamil Thalaivas. All those wins have been by a margin of more than 7 points.
  • In their last encounter in PKL 6, Bengaluru Bulls comfortably beat Tamil Thalaivas 36-22.
  • It was a clinical performance by the Bulls as they outscored Tamil Thalaivas in both raid (18-13) and defence (13-9).
  • Rohit Kumar was brilliant and registered a SUPER 10 (10 raid pts) while Mahender Singh scored 4 tackle points at an impressive tackle SR of 80.
  • Tamil Thalaivas PKL 7 Record
    • 3 Wins, 2 Losses, 1 Tie
    • Last Match: Beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 34 – 28.
  • Bengaluru Bulls PKL 7 Record
    • 4 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Tie
    • Last Match: Lost to U.P Yoddha 35 – 33.

Head-to-head

Match No. Tamil Thalaivas Bengaluru Bulls Result
PKL 6, M#80 22 36 Bengaluru Bulls won by 14 points
PKL 6, M #19 35 44 Bengaluru Bulls won by 9 points
PKL 6, M#8 37 48 Bengaluru Bulls won by 11 points
PKL 5, M#110 35 45 Bengaluru Bulls won by 10 points
PKL 5, M#22 29 24 Tamil Thalaivas won by 5 points
PKL 5, M#12 31 32 Bengaluru Bulls won by 1 point

PROBABLE 7

Tamil Thalaivas Vs. Bengaluru Bulls
Mohit Chhillar Right Corner Saurabh Nandal
Rahul Chaudhari Right In Sumit Singh
Ajeet Right Cover Pawan Sehrawat
Shabeer Bappu Center Mohit Sehrawat
Manjeet Chhillar Left Cover Mahender Singh
Ajay Thakur © Left In Rohit Kumar ©
Ran Singh Left Corner Amit Sheoran

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • This would be Manjeet Chhillar’s 100th match in PKL.
  • Mahender Singh (BLR) needs 8 tackle points to reach 150 tackle points in PKL.

CONTEST STORY

BEST RAID UNIT LOCK HORNS AGAINST THE BEST DEFENCE UNIT

It doesn’t get any better than this: The best raid unit (BLR) will lock horns against the best defence (CHE). Will Bengaluru extend their 4-match winning streak against Thalaivas or will the team from Chennai change the fortunes?

  • No other team has averaged better than Bengaluru in terms of raid points (20) in PKL 7.
  • No other team has a better tackle SR than Tamil Thalaivas (56) in PKL 7.
Raid Unit Performance – PKL 7 Defence Unit Performance – PKL 7
Team Avg Raid Pts Team Tackle SR
Bengaluru Bulls 20.0 Tamil Thalaivas 56
Bengal Warriors 19.1 Gujarat Fortunegiants 53
Dabang Delhi K.C 18.5 Jaipur Pink Panthers 52

 

  • No raider has accumulated as many raid points as Pawan ‘Hi-Flyer’ Sehrawat (87) in PKL 7. Manjeet Chhillar, with 26 tackle points has the 2nd most tackle points by a defender in PKL 7.
Most Raid Points – PKL 7 Most Tackle Points – PKL 7
Raider Mts Raid Points Defender Mts Tackle Points
Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 7 87 Sandeep Dhull (JAI) 7 30
Pardeep Narwal (PAT) 8 65 Manjeet Chhillar (CHE) 6 26
Naveen Kumar (DEL) 6 64 Vishal Bhardwaj (HYD) 8 26

 

PAWAN ‘THE HIGH-FLYER’ SEHRAWAT – A CLASS APART FROM OTHER RAIDERS

  • Continuing his form from last season, Pawan Sehrawat has looked unstoppable in PKL 7 also.
  • Pawan Sehrawat averages 12.4 raid points per game, the most by a raider in PKL 7.
  • He has a raid SR of 70, hands down the best among raiders with 50+ raids this season.
Best Avg. Raid Points – PKL 7 Best Raid SR – PKL 7 (Min. 50 raids)
Raider Avg Raid Pts Raider Raid SR
Pawan Sehrawat 12.4 Pawan Sehrawat 70
Naveen Kumar 10.7 Naveen Kumar 58
Vikas Kandola 10.0 Maninder Singh 54

 

  • A major takeaway for Bengaluru in the last few matches is that their raid unit’s dependency on Pawan Sehrawat has reduced to an extent

In the first 4 matches, Pawan Sehrawat contributed nearly 3/4th of Bengaluru’s total raid points (71%).

    • However, in the last 3 matches it has been a 50-50 contribution by Pawan and the other raiders for Bengaluru.
    • D-o-D SITUATION: A PHASE WHICH WOULD DECIDE THE OUTCOME OF THIS CLASH

      • Bengaluru Bulls raiders have been aggressive in their raid strategy – They don’t primarily wait to pounce in the D-o-D raid.
      • This is evident as Bengaluru Bulls raid unit have gone for just 4 D-o-D raids on an average this season, while the rest of the teams have gone for 6 D-o-D raids.
      • Having said that, against good defence units capitalizing the opportunities in D-o-D raids decides the outcome of the match more often than not.
      • A cause of concern is that Bengaluru Bulls raid unit have a raid SR of just 41 in D-o-D raids, the 2nd worst for a team in PKL 7. Also, the Thalaivas defence with a tackle SR of 71 has been one of the best in D-o-D situation this season. Can Pawan Sehrawat and his boys break the deadlock and win this crucial battle to edge past the Thalaivas defence?
      Performance in D-o-D raids – PKL 7 Performance in D-o-D situation – PKL 7
      Team Raid SR Team Tackle SR
      Telugu Titans 33 Tamil Thalaivas 71
      Bengaluru Bulls 41 Gujarat Fortunegiants 71
      U.P. Yoddha 48 U Mumba 68

       

      THALAIVAS’ DEFENCE – KEY TO STAGE COMEBACKS

      • Tamil Thalaivas possess one of the most experienced line up of defenders with 3 of them having played 90-plus PKL matches. Also, they are the only team which has 3 defenders with 200-plus tackle points in PKL. This mixture of experience and skillset makes them a dangerous side and has the potential to stage a comeback at any phase of the game.
      • Tamil Thalaivas, after losing 2 games in their first 3 matches came back well and have not lost a game since then.
      • In two of the last 3 matches, Tamil Thalaivas were trailing at half time by 5 points or more. The defence, who were bad in the first half staged a comeback and helped Tamil Thalaivas to avoid a defeat.
      • In the last 3 matches, Tamil Thalaivas defence have 65% of tackles as failed tackles in the first half and have scored just 3.7 tackle points on an average.
      • In the second half, their performance has literally doubled. They have scored 7.3 tackle points on an average with a tackle SR of 65.
      Tamil Thalaivas – Performance in the Last 3 Mts   Tamil Thalaivas Defence – Last 3 Mts
      Opposition Half Time Score Final Score   1st Half Vs. 2nd Half
      Vs. HAR HAR lead 19-10 CHE won 35-28 3.7 Avg. Tackle Pts 7.3
      Vs. U.P U.P lead 16-11 Match Tied 28-28 65% Failed Tackle% 35%
      Vs. GUJ CHE lead 15-10 CHE won 34-28 35 Tackle SR 65
    • Especially, in the last 10 minutes the Thalaivas defence has been unstoppable. Thalaivas have a failed tackle % of 39 and tackle SR of 68 in the last 10 minutes, the best among teams in PKL 7.
    • All their key defenders Manjeet Chhillar, Mohit Chhillar and Ran Singh have a tackle SR above 65 in the last 10 mins.
  • PLAYER HEAD-TO-HEAD

    (All figures overall PKL; figure in brackets shows PKL 6)

    • Rohit Kumar (BLR) 7 – 8 Manjeet Chhillar (CHE) [3-0 in PKL 6]
    • Rohit Kumar (BLR) 4 – 5 Mohit Chhillar (CHE) [1-1 in PKL 6]
    • Rohit Kumar (BLR) 10 – 10 Ran Singh (CHE) [3-2 in PKL 6]
    • Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 3 – 4 Ran Singh (CHE) [2-4 in PKL 6]
    • Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 5 – 2 Manjeet Chhillar (CHE) [4-1 in PKL 6]
    • Pawan Sehrawat (BLR) 4 – 3 Mohit Chhillar (CHE) [3-1 in PKL 6]
    • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 3 – 5 Amit Sheoran (PUN) [All in PKL 6]
    • Rahul Chaudhari (CHE) 6 – 6 Mahender Singh (BLR) [4-3 in PKL 6]
    • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 3 – 6 Mahender Singh (BLR) [1-2 in PKL 6]
    • Ajay Thakur (CHE) 16 – 9 Ashish Sangwan (BLR) [7-6 in PKL 6]

    TEAM STORIES: TAMIL THALAIVAS

    ‘SHOWMAN’ RAHUL EXPERIENCING A SLIGHT DIP IN PERFORMANCE

    • Rahul Chaudhari had a great start in the first 4 matches averaging 8.5 raid points per match with a 50-plus raid SR.
    • However, in the last 2 matches his returns have halved: Just 4 raid points on an average with a raid SR of just 31.
    Rahul Chaudhari – Raid Performance in PKL 7
    First 4 Mts Vs. Last 2 Mts
    8.5 Avg. Raid Pts 4.0
    22% Failed Raid% 35%
    52 Raid SR 31

     

    IMPROVED SHOW OF ‘ICEMAN’ AJAY AND SHABEER BAPPU GIVES THALAIVAS THE RIGHT BALANCE IN THE RAID UNIT

    • While Rahul Chaudhari has not been in his prime in the last 2 matches, Ajay Thakur and Shabeer Bappu have stepped up to the occasion.
    • Ajay Thakur who averaged 4 raid points per game in the first 4 matches has averaged 6 raid points per game in the last 2 matches.
    • Tamil Thalaivas, in the initial matches replaced Shabeer Bappu with Ajith Kumar in the second half owing to his inability to score raid points. However, in the last 2 matches he has done his role to perfection (3.5 Avg raid pts and 5% failed raids) and has never been substituted since then.
First 4 Matches Vs. Last 2 Matches
Ajay Thakur Shabeer Bappu Ajay Thakur Shabeer Bappu
4.3 1 Avg. Raid Pts 6.0 3.5
26% 17% Failed Raid% 26% 5%
34 17 Raid SR 39 32

Read More: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 schedule

TEAM STATS – TAMIL THALAIVAS

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rahul Chaudhari 106 867 8.2 48 38 56 0.5 34 0 923
Ajay Thakur 108 761 7 48 28 21 0.2 27 0 782
Manjeet Chhillar 99 220 2.5 31 2 328 3.3 57 23 548
Ran Singh 105 92 1.4 42 0 210 2 49 4 302
Mohit Chhillar 97 7 0.3 23 0 257 2.6 51 18 264
Shabeer Bappu 66 202 3.1 34 5 18 0.3 26 1 220
Vineet Sharma 32 33 1.1 17 0 17 0.5 30 0 50
Ponparthiban Subramanian 13 0 0 0 0 17 1.3 33 1 17
Anand 3 8 2.7 47 0 0 0 0 0 8
Ajeet 6 0 0 0 0 8 1.3 38 0 8
Victor Obiero 3 6 2 86 0 0 0 0 0 6
V Ajith Kumar 4 4 1.3 36 0 0 0 0 0 4
Sagar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milad Sheibak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Read More: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Points Table

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rahul Chaudhari 6 42 7 46 2 5 0.8 56 0 47
Ajay Thakur 6 29 4.8 36 0 0 0 0 0 29
Manjeet Chhillar 6 0 0 0 0 26 4.3 70 2 26
Mohit Chhillar 6 0 0 0 0 17 2.8 61 1 17
Ran Singh 6 2 0.7 40 0 11 1.8 52 0 13
Shabeer Bappu 6 11 1.8 24 0 2 0.3 33 0 13
Ajeet 6 0 0 0 0 8 1.3 38 0 8
V Ajith Kumar 4 4 1.3 36 0 0 0 0 0 4
Vineet Sharma 2 1 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ponparthiban Subramanian 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sagar 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milad Sheibak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

TEAM STORIES: BENGALURU BULLS

ARE BULLS DEFENCE TOO RELIANT ON SUPER TACKLES?

  • Bengaluru Bulls have been one-dimensional in their defence approach so far: Relying heavily on super tackle situation.
  • 38% of Bengaluru Bulls tackle points have come in super tackle situation, the most for a team.
Highest % of Super tackle points – PKL 7
Team % of Tackle pts via Super tackle
Bengaluru Bulls 38%
Puneri Paltan 29%
Patna Pirates 26%

 

  • When super tackle is out of contention, Bengaluru’s defence has been the worst. They have a tackle SR of 35, the worst among teams in PKL 7.
Defence Units when Super tackle opportunity is not in contention – PKL 7
Team Tackle SR
Bengaluru Bulls 35
Puneri Paltan 38
U Mumba 41

*4 or more defenders in play

UNSETTLED AND AN INCONSISTENT DEFENCE UNIT

  • Bengaluru have tried as many as 8 defenders, by far the most defenders used by a team this season.
  • Even in the last game, they didn’t start with the in-form Amit Sheoran and went with Aman. Amit Sheoran came in as a sub and created an immediate impact in the game.
Most defenders tried – PKL 7
Teams No: of Defenders used
Bengaluru Bulls 8
Puneri Paltan 7
Bengal Warriors 6
Haryana Steelers 6

*Specialist defenders are only considered

  • Bengaluru Bulls defenders have been peaking only in certain phases of the game and it has mostly been the first quarter and the last quarter.
  • 3/4th of Bengaluru’s tackles have been unsuccessful in the second and third quarter. A dip in these two crucial phases puts an additional pressure on the raid unit.
Bengaluru Bulls – Defence in PKL 7
Time Failed Tackle % Tackle SR
1-10 55% 52
11-20 75% 32
21-30 72% 36
31-40 55% 57

 

TEAM STATS – BENGALURU BULLS

Overall
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Rohit Kumar 79 607 7.8 48 24 38 0.5 40 1 645
Pawan Sehrawat 63 423 7 64 17 29 0.5 40 0 452
Ashish Sangwan 81 45 0.7 24 0 112 1.4 42 4 157
Mahender Singh 53 1 0.1 6 0 142 2.7 51 10 143
Vinod Kumar 29 52 2 28 0 9 0.3 24 0 61
Amit Sheoran 26 0 0 0 0 53 2 50 3 53
Sumit Singh 23 32 1.5 38 0 9 0.4 41 0 41
Raju Lal Choudhary 22 0 0 0 0 23 1 33 0 23
Sandeep 14 0 0 0 0 19 1.4 42 0 19
Vijay Kumar 17 3 0.5 43 0 9 0.5 29 0 12
Saurabh Nandal 6 1 1 100 0 10 1.7 43 1 11
Mohit Sehrawat 5 5 1 24 0 3 0.6 33 0 8
Ajay 9 0 0 0 0 4 0.4 25 0 4
Ankit 6 0 0 0 0 3 0.5 27 0 3
Banty 3 2 0.7 40 0 0 0 0 0 2
Aman 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 33 0 1
Sanjay Shrestha 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

PKL 7
Player Matches Raid Points Avg Raid Pts Raid SR Super 10 Tackle Points Avg Tackle Pts Tackle SR High 5 Total Points
Pawan Sehrawat 7 87 12.4 70 4 9 1.3 69 0 96
Rohit Kumar 7 31 4.4 37 1 3 0.4 38 0 34
Mahender Singh 7 0 0 0 0 22 3.1 52 1 22
Sumit Singh 6 14 2.3 44 0 3 0.5 43 0 17
Amit Sheoran 7 0 0 0 0 15 2.1 50 1 15
Saurabh Nandal 6 1 1 100 0 10 1.7 43 1 11
Mohit Sehrawat 5 5 1 24 0 3 0.6 33 0 8
Ashish Sangwan 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 28 0 5
Vijay Kumar 5 0 0 0 0 3 0.6 38 0 3
Banty 3 2 0.7 40 0 0 0 0 0 2
Aman 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 33 0 1
Vinod Kumar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sandeep 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ajay 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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