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PKL Season 8 kicks off with blockbuster opening day Bengal Warriors and UP Yoddha clash

The opening day of the much-awaited Pro Kabaddi League season 3 will witness defending champions Bengal Warriors and UP Yoddha go head-to-head. The big match will be preceded by Bengaluru Bulls taking on U Mumba and Tamil Thalaivas going up against Telugu Titans. 

The Bengal Warriors versus UP Yoddha will star a couple of intense personal match-ups as well. Shrikant Jadhav will be an important name to watch out for as he comes to this contest with a staggering tally of 148 raid points while he will be countered by another significant moniker of the sport, Maninder Singh who racked up 205 raid points in the previous edition. 

Bengal Warriors vs UP Yodhha Head-to-head 

Bengal Warriors hold a slight edge over UP Yoddha as they have managed to win three games while the latter has so far had to be content with two wins. There were three draws in this rivalry so far.

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Bengal Warriors vs UP Yodhha best fantasy team

Maninder Singh has been a big name for the Warriors with a sublime last couple of seasons. From the 42 games that he has played in the last two seasons combined, he has managed to claim 411 raid points. He has been not out a staggering 82.07 per cent in the last season.

Shrikant Yadav has been one of the most reliable outlets for points as he managed to bag 152 points from the 22 games that he played in the last season. He was not out an overwhelming 77.55 percent. He managed to belt out 294 raids that saw him being successful on 50.34 percent of occasions.

Bengaluru Bulls vs U-Mumba

The Bulls were a part of 24 fixtures where they managed to win 12 games while losing in 11. They will be up against the mighty U Mumba who managed to secure 13 wins in the last season while finishing in the fourth position of the league table. When it comes to individual tallies, this contest will feature an intriguing collision of Abhishek Singh and Pawan Kumar Sherawat. Pawan breathed fire in the preceding edition of the campaign with 346 raid points while Abhishek managed to claim 162 raid points.

Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba Head-to-head

When it comes to head-to-head figures, Mumbai relishes an unchecked sway with 10 wins so far against the raging bulls while losing out on only four occasions. The last season, however, saw Bengaluru Bulls dominating U Mumba in the most relentless fashion as they bagged a double in two high-octane encounters.

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Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba Fantasy team

Pawan Kumar Sherawat will undoubtedly be a top pick of the game given his blistering form in the last two seasons. The last season saw him rack up 346 raid points with 13 super raids and 18 super 10s to his name. These aren’t ordinary figures but something that shakes up the entire roster.

Abhishek Singh has been highly inspiring in the exploits of his last season that will see him come to the latest campaign with a boatload of hopes and an urge to earn more and more raid points. This will be his third season in the contest and the expectations will be higher.

Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas

The Tamil Thalaivas could only win 4 games while losing out on 15 wherein the Titans had to suffer 13 losses in the last edition that came alongside their 6 wins. Despite the presence of two promising raiders in both ranks, there weren’t many roars that were expected from the teams. Rahul Chaudhari was the solitary silver lining of the Thalaivas wherein Siddharth Desai led the charge for the Titans.

Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas Head-to-head

This has been a close rivalry with the Telugu Titans savouring a bit more wins than their South Indian counterparts with 5 victories. The last time these two teams collided, the Titans had the last laugh with a scoreline of 35-30 with Siddharth Desai leading the charge for the Titans.

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Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas Best Fantasy team

Siddharth Desai led the battery for the Titans in the last season with 220 points from the 22 matches that he was a part of, with a season-best score of 23 points. Even though his percentage of unbeaten was at the lower end, it still read a staggering 72.

Ankit Beniwal will be another promising name to watch out for given his knack for those towering raids. Even though he couldn’t really impose the significant numbers that make one a hero, yet he has been a man of promise and he can be a vital cog in the wheel of the Telugu Titans.


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