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DELHI VS. BENGALURU: INDIAN KABADDI LEAGUE 2021-22, MATCH 50 | PREDICTION, PLAYING 7 AND FANTASY KABADDI TIPS

Delhi take on Bengaluru in Match 50 of the Indian Kabaddi League at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield in Bengaluru on 12th January, with both teams knowing that a victory here more or less guarantees a play-off spot.

Delhi hadn’t lost all season. Bengaluru had 5 wins and a draw after an opening-day defeat. Both appeared to be well on course for semi-final places until the competition provided a twist. Firstly, UP, even with Pardeep Narwal being a non-factor, thrashed Bengaluru. Then Delhi let slip a 4-point lead in the final stages to lose to Jaipur. With Patna, Tamil and Mumba all unbeaten in their last 5 matches, the race for the top is no longer straightforward.

Delhi have ridden the Naveen Kumar wave so far. But with the play-offs looming, the lack of raiding support is a worry. The next-highest raid-points scorer for the team is Vijay with 35 points. Delhi have made 2 tackles fewer per game than Bengaluru, and these flaws were exploited by Jaipur as they came from behind to send Delhi to a first defeat.

Bengaluru are defensively much better equipped, but face the same problems as Delhi when it comes to attack. Pawan Sehrawat has 95 raid points, while Chandran Ranjit has 44. No one else has managed even 25 raid points. In their crushing victory over Bengaluru, UP kept Sehrawat to just 5 points. 

Delhi saw off Bengaluru in the 2019 semi-final and have enjoyed a better record over the years. But with a top-two place at stake, this could be a very tight contest. 

Match Details

  • Game: Delhi vs. Bengaluru, Match 50
  • Venue: Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru
  • Date & Time: Jan. 12, 2022, at 8:30PM IST
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Probable Playing 7

Delhi

Naveen Kumar, Jeeva Kumar, Manjeet Chhillar, Vijay, Ashu Malik, Sandeep Narwal, Joginder Narwal (C).

Bengaluru

Pawan Sehrawat (C), Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Bharat, Chandran Ranjit, Saurabh Nandal, Aman.

Head-to-head Record

Of the original 8 teams that started the tournament back in 2014, Bengaluru are the only side against whom Delhi have a winning record.

MatchesDelhi WonBengaluru WonDraws
14851

Previous Season Results

Pawan Sehrawat and Naveen Kumar have been two of the league’s finest raiders, but it was Sehrawat that won the individual battle in each of the 3 matches they played in 2019, tallying 17, 17 and 18 points, respectively. It was a reflection of how much better balanced a team Delhi were that Bengaluru didn’t win a single one of those matches. 

  • Match 56: Delhi 33 – 31 Bengaluru
  • Match 105: Delhi 39 – 39 Bengaluru
  • Semi-final 1: Delhi 44 – 38 Bengaluru

Top Fantasy Picks

Defender

Saurabh Nandal has 19 tackle points in the current season for Bengaluru. After superb displays in victories against Puneri and Jaipur, it was no coincidence that Bengaluru slumped to a heavy defeat against UP when he had a poor game.     

All-rounder

  • Manjeet Chhillar is slowly starting to exert his influence for Delhi. After a slow start to the campaign, he has pulled off 4 successful tackles in each of the last two games. Come the play-offs, his experience could be invaluable.     

Raider

  • Naveen Kumar has a staggering 133 raid points after 8 games, a strike-rate of 66%. Jaipur were the first team this season to halt his brilliance, restricting him to 7 points as Delhi slumped to their first defeat of the season. His individual contest with Pawan Sehrawat will most likely decide which team wins and goes top of the table.

Howzat Dream Team

  • Defenders: Saurabh Nandal, Mahender Singh, Sandeep Narwal
  • All-rounder: Manjeet Chhillar, Sandeep Narwal
  • Raiders: Naveen Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat
  • Captain: Naveen Kumar/Pawan Sehrawat
  • Vice Captain: Chandran Ranjit/Manjit Chhillar
India Kabaddi League 2021-22, Match 50: DEL vs BLR – HOWZAT Dream Team

NOTE: The Howzat dream team above is just a suggestion. You can select your own team from today’s fantasy kabaddi prediction and play all the upcoming matches of Indian Kabaddi League. Also, don’t forget to make any necessary changes to your team once the actual playing 7 is announced by each team as some players you have selected might not be part of the team suggested.

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