Dream11 BLR vs UP Eliminator 1 | Pro Kabaddi League 2019 | PKL Prediction
The first Eliminator of the PKL 2019 season will see UP Yoddha take on Bengaluru Bulls at the EKA Arena, Ahmedabad. It will be a sense of deja vu for the two teams, having met just three days ago in the league match. The contest, back then, had ended in UP’s favour with the team winning 45-33 against the defending champions. Although Shrikant Jadhav and Surender Gill missed their Super 10s by a solitary point, the 22 raid points the mounted along with Rishank Devadiga’s help was crucial in overcoming Pawan Sehrawat & Co. The unsung heroes though were Ashu Singh (5 points) and Nitesh Singh (4 points), who helped keep Bengaluru’s lethal attack in check.
And that is what makes UP one of the most promising sides in the league. They have the dominance of Shrikant Jadhav in the attack, the skills of Rishank Devadiga in the middle and the leadership of Nitesh at the back. More importantly, the third-placed team also has momentum on their side, having won five of the last six matches. The North Indian team will surely enter the competition as a favourite tonight.
On their day, Bengaluru Bulls are a team to beat. Capped by the arguably best raider of the game in Pawan Kumar, the team has one of the best attacks in the league. But it is the inconsistency that has kept them from dominating the group stages. The team has, more often than not, following a win or two with defeat. To be precise, their longest winning streak lasted just three games. Well, we are not already ruling the Bulls out of the competition. Afterall, they were the underdogs the last season as well, before emerging victorious over the much-hyped Gujarat Fortune Giants. Can they repeat the feat this time around as well?
Dream11 BLR vs UP Eliminator 1 Dream11 Prediction 2019
|Date||14 October 2019|
|Venue||EKA Arena, Ahmedabad|
|Head to Head (2018)||UP Yoddha 0-3 Bengaluru Bulls|
|Head to Head (2019)||UP Yoddha 35-33 Bengaluru Bulls | UP Yoddha 45-33 Bengaluru Bulls|
|Possible Playing 7||UP Yoddha: Ashu Singh, Surender Singh, Sumit, Monu Goyat, Nitesh Kumar, Surender Gill, Shrikant Jadhav.
Bengaluru Bulls: Mahender Singh, Ashish Kumar, Sumit Singh, Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Rohit Kumar
Dream11 Tips and Tricks For Today’s PKL Match: Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha
Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Ashu Singh are our chosen defenders for the evening. Sumit and Nitesh remain one of the best defenders in the league, having scored 72 and 70 tackle points respectively (third and fourth-best in PKL this season). Although touching last year’s milestone of 100 tackle points would be tough, Kumar would be looking to help Yoddha get into Semis. Ashu gets the nod for scoring a High5 in the last game against Bengaluru Bulls.
All Rounders: Ankit and Gurdeep will be our all-rounders for the contest. Ankit scored bagged three tackle points in the match against Jaipur Pink Panthers followed by a point against UP. He and Gurdeep may be unheard of. But then, given the inflation in credits, that is the best we can get here. If you are hell-bent on having an impactful all-rounder amongst your ranks, go for Rishank Devadiga.
Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat and Shrikant Jadhav will complete our raiding unit for the contest. Pawan Kumar and Shrikant Jadhav are their respective team’s top performers this season. The former, in particular, has literally been a one-man army in the attack for Bengaluru Bulls. With Rohit Kumar hitting new lows this season, the onus was always on the young star raider to deliver. And boy did he deliver!
On his way to a marauding 322 points, Pawan broke a slew of records, including most points in a single game (a ridiculous 39 points). Shrikant may not have been as impressive, but his consistent performances have been enough for UP to rise to the third spot. While we would have loved to have Surinder Gill amongst the attack, the uncertainty over whether he will get the nod over Monu Goyat demotivates us.
My Dream11 Team
Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Ashu Singh, Ankit, Gurdeep, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Shrikant Jadhav
Dream11 BLR vs UP Eliminator 1 Dream11 Prediction Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Team 2
Nitesh Kumar, Amit, Ashu Singh, Mohit Sehrawat, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Surinder Gill, Sumit Singh