The last time these two sides met the Nitin Tomar-Rishank Devadiga combination outdid the Rohit Kumar-Ajay Kumar pairing and managed to secure victory for U.P. Yoddha in Nagpur. The U.P. raiders are in fine form, especially Devadiga, but the defence, led by Jeeva Kumar, has been looking vulnerable of late, which the Bengaluru raiders might try to exploit. After a poor home leg, ita��s imperative that the Yoddha improve their performances a few notches. But the UP side will be boosted by a victory on the last day of their home leg. They will look to carry the winning momentum into this game.
The Bengaluru Bulls quest to find a second raider to consistently support Rohit has failed so far and that has hurt the team in view of their six losses in 10 matches. Ajay Kumar and Ashish have tried but the support provided has fallen short. Rohit almost always has to single-handedly handle the raiding department, which can be taxing on him. In defence, Ravinder Pahal has been a lone star for the Bulls; but he misses out due to a red card against the Bengal Warriors. His absence will be a huge blow for the Bengaluru side. The defence of the Bulls will rest upon the shoulders of young guns like Mahender Singh, Kuldeep Singh and the experienced Preetam Chhillar.
Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha Starting Lineup
Bengaluru Bulls – Rohit Kumar (c), Ashish Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Preetam Chillar, Mahender Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Amit Sheoran
UP Yoddha – Nitin Tomar (c), Rishank Devadiga, Jeeva Kumar, Rajesh Narwal, Nitesh Kumar, Mahesh Goud, Sagar Krishna