Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls PKL Final match highlights:
- Its Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls in the final of the 2018-19 edition of the Pro Kabaddi League on Saturday, January 5 starting 8:00 pm IST
- Gujarat Fortunegiants had entered the summit clash after defeating U.P. Yoddha 38-31 in the second qualifier
- Earlier Bengaluru Bulls had defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first qualifier 411-29 to qualify for the final of the tournament
- Gujarat Fortunegiants boast of the best defensive record while Bengaluru Bulls have the best-attacking returns. Both the sides have never won the tournament till date
The Pro Kabaddi League 2018-19 culminates on Saturday in Mumbai in what promises to be an exciting encounter with the two best sides in the tournament going against each for a shot at maiden glory in the standout Kabaddi league in the world. It’s the marquee tournament’s best defensive side, Gujarat Fortunegiants against the best attacking side Bengaluru Bulls in the final of the PKL.
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Packed with all the ingredients to make this an exciting and edge of the seats summit clash, the encounter is one that you should pencil your calendars for. Gujarat comes into the final with the second most average tackle points per match (behind U Mumba) thanks to their combination of Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar who have spearheaded their path to the final.
Both the players feature in the top-5 defenders of the season and together have accounted for 75 points between them at an average of 6.8 tackle points with a remarkable strike rate of 63%.
For Bengaluru Bulls, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (260 points) and skipper Rohit Kumar (170 points) have scripted a fantastic attacking returning season for them with the other players working well in unison to see their side having the most average raid points this season at 22.6 per game.
It will be an interesting and intriguing affair when the most astute, organised and resolute defence takes on an attacking side that despite having scored a plethora of points this season will have its task cut out against their opponents. Interestingly the two sides had met less than a week back in the first qualifier which had seen Bengaluru Bulls beating Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-29.
At stake is not only the glistening trophy and coveted title of the champions but also a mind-boggling cash prize of ₹3 crore, while the runners-up will earn ₹1.8 crore. There are also individual awards for top performances which include the Most Valuable Player (₹15 lakh), Best Raider, Ace Defender (₹10 lakh each), and Debutant of the season (₹8 lakh).
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls PKL Final Expected Line-Ups
|Gujarat Fortunegiants||Vs||Bengaluru Bulls|
|Ruturaj Koravi||Right Corner||Raju Lal Chaudhari|
|K. Prapanjan||Right In||Rohit Kumar|
|Sunil Kumar||Right Cover||Ashish Sangwan|
|Parvesh Bhainswal||Left Cover||Mahender Singh|
|Rohit Gulia||Left In||Sumit Singh|
|Sachin Vittala||Left Corner||Amit Sheoran|
Pro Kabaddi 2018: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls head to head
Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengaluru Bulls head to head record is even with the two finalists having played thrice before with both sides winning 1 game each and one match-ending in a tie. The tie came when the two teams met in the Inter-Zone action in this season with the match tantalizing poised at 30-30 at the finishing mark.
PKL 6 (Inter-Zone): Gujarat Fortunegiants and Bengaluru Bulls play 30-30 draw
PKL 6 (Qualifier 1): Bengaluru Bulls beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 41-29
PKL 5: Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Bengaluru Bulls 27-24
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls Timings And Channels
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Bengaluru Bulls Kabaddi match will be available live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD in English and Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 1 in Hindi at 8:00 pm IST. The match coverage begins at 7:30 pm IST on the same channels. We will be bringing to you live coverage of the match starting 8:00 pm IST on www.tentaran.com and our Twitter feed.