Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengaluru Bulls lead their respective zonea��s points table as they take on each other in the Inter-Zone Challenge week.
This the first time that the two sides hailing from the west and south of India will meet each other on the mat. Both Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengaluru Bulls lead their respective zonea��s points table. As the zone-toppers get ready for action, fans can expect plenty of sparks flying.
Gujarat Fortunegiants are in imposing form having registered three straight wins on their home turf. Despite being in action for three successive days, the team has shown no sign of stopping or exhaustion. Captain Sukesh Hegde may not have been able to hit top gear so far but he has ticked most of the boxes, especially in the leadership stakes.
The deathly defensive corner combination of Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani is the best weapon the Fortunegiants have at their disposal. The Iranian duo has held the defence like two solid pegs; aided quite ably by youngsters Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar. Last but not least, raider Sachin is in the form of his life and has made a big difference in the Ahmedabad leg. He is another threat looming large for the opposition. Indeed a tough evening awaits their opponents.
Bengaluru Bulls, meanwhile, had a hard time during their home leg in Nagpur. Their six home matches – three defeats, a tie and two wins. On Tuesday, they would definitely try to win and take the first step towards making up for a very average home leg performance.
Captain Rohit Kumar is in great form as his four “Super 10s” suggest; but needs more support from his fellow raiders. The defence boasts the likes of Ravinder Pahal and Preetam Chhillar but their consistency is a matter of worry. With the crowd totally behind the Fortunegiants, the Bulls will have to be at the top of their game; if they are to quieten their opponents and their home support.
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls Starting 7
Gujarat Fortunegiants – Sukesh Hegde (c). Fazel Atracheli, Abozar Mighani, Rohit Gulia, Sachin, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar
Bengaluru Bulls – Rohit Kumar (c), Ashish Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Mahender Singh, Ravinder Pahal, Preetam Chillar, Sachin Kumar