BLR vs GUJ: Then came the playoff stages where they made an entry directly into Qualifier-1. They had a daunting task ahead of them in the form of Zone B toppers Bengaluru Bulls. They failed to impress altogether and succumbed to their 4th defeat of the season 29-41.n Their loss meant that they were forced into Eliminator 3 in a do-or-die situation against UP Yoddha who were coming into this game after winning 7 games on the trot.
Bengaluru Bulls journey can be narrated in two phases. In the opening phase of the tournament, it was all about Pawan Kumar Sehrawat who raided all the way to set the tone for his side, in the second phase he got ample support from his skipper and star raider Rohit Kumar who took a while to find his feet. This was one team who had the weakest defence right from the start of the season, but the longevity of their raiders did not let their defence to expose.
Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Squads
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar(c), Anil, Ankit, Pawan Kumar Sherawat, Ashish Kumar, Jawahar Vivek, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, BR Nithesh, Ravi, Sandeep, Mahendra Singh Dhaka, Dong Ju Hong, Kashiling Adake, Amit Sheoran, Rohit, Ajay, Sumit Singh, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Harish Naik, Raju Lal Choudhary, Mahender Singh, Anand V, Gyung Tae Kim.
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sunil Kumar(c), Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi, Amit, K Prapanjan, Sachin, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, C Kalai Arasan, Hadi Oshtorak, Sachin Vittala, Dong Geon Lee, Dharmender, Anil, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rohit Gulia, Lalit Chaudhary, Ajay Kumar, Yashwant Bishnoi, Vikram Kandola, Shubham Ashok.
Bengaluru Bulls vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Playing 7
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Sachin, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin Vittala, K Prapanjan, Ruturaj Koravi, Sunil Kumar, Rohit Gulia/Ajay Kumar. (Doubt: Hadi Oshtrak)
Bengaluru Bulls: Rohit Kumar, Kashiling Adake, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Amit Sheoran, Ashish Sangwan, Ajay/Raju Lal Chaudhary, Mahender Singh. (Doubt: Harish Naik)