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Editor's Pick (PKL): Bengal - Patna

The race to the finals is now more exciting than ever. Gujarat, the perpetual class topper has zoomed to the finals. No one ever doubted that bit. The other finalist is yet to be decided. This tournament has been going on for over three months now and the thrill is high still. Ain’t that something?
Let’s take a look at what happened so far.
Eliminator  1 - Puneri Paltan meets UP Yoddha - Pune won 40 - 38
Eliminator  2 - Haryana Steelers meets Patna Pirates - Patna won 69 - 30
Eliminator 3 - Winner of Eliminator 1 vs Winner of Eliminator 2-
- Patna beats Pune 42 - 32
Qualifier 1 - Gujarat Fortune Giants meets Bengal Warriors. - Gujarat won 42 - 17
Qualifier 2 - Winner of Eliminator 3 vs Loser of Qualifier 1 - Patna meets Bengal.
FINALS        - Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2 - Gujarat versus ?


Are we on the same page?


The match coming up is the second Qualifier - Patna meets Bengal. The stakes are very high. The place in the finals is what the two teams are gunning for.
Patna Pirates - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders –  Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Jaideep, Manish Kumar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh
Raiders – Vijay, Monu Goyat, Pardeep Narwal, Md. Zakir Hossain, Vikas Jaglan, Vinod Kumar, Vishnu Uthaman, Jawahar
All Rounders –  Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar
Bengal Warriors - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders –  Young Chang Ko, Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet Singh, Virender  Singh, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede
Raiders – Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Vinod Kumar, Virender Wazir Singh, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar
All Rounders –  Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Ran Singh, Ravindra Kumavat, Vikash


My lineup
AR: Ran Singh
DF: Surjeet Singh, Jaideep
RA: Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Monu Goyat, Pardeep Narwal


An alternate lineup
AR: Shrikant Tewthia, Bhupender Singh
DF: Young Chang Ko, Jaideep
RA: Monu Goyat, Deepak Narwal, Pardeep Narwal


What do you think?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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