Bengal Warriors (BEN) will take on Jaipur Pink Panthers (JAI) in match 30 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Monday, January 3. 

BEN vs JAI Dream11 prediction

Defending champions Bengal Warriors have lost three games since opening their PKL 2021-22 account with back-to-back wins, and thus, enter as underdogs in the meeting against Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Jaipur, meanwhile, have had a stop-start PKL campaign so far with two wins and two defeats, and will look to exploit Bengal’s inconsistency on the mat.

Both teams have returned with 11 points, with Jaipur sitting eighth in the Pro Kabaddi standings and Bengal Warriors occupying ninth place.

At this point, it is difficult to outline a clear favourite for the BEN vs JAI PKL match.

BEN vs JAI Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8 

Top tip: Best raider

Maninder Singh has been one of the standout performers in Bengal Warriors despite their faltering form, and thus, starts as the top-rated raider in the upcoming fixture. The BEN captain - one of PKL’s most prolific raiders - has returned with 60 points, including three Super 10s in five matches. However, Maninder will face stiff competition for the top raider spot in fantasy teams from Jaipur’s Arjun Deshwal who has registered a Super 10 in all his four games so far.

Top tip: Best defender

Despite Bengal Warriors’ vulnerability being exposed in the last few games, Abozar Mohajermighani can be banked upon to deny Jaipur’s raiders an opportunity to collect points. The BEN defender registered seven successful tackles and one Super Tackle in five matches, and is poised to build upon his fantasy points tally of 180 points with a commanding display against Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Top tip: Best all-rounder

Jaipur captain Deepak Niwas Hooda is the all-rounder to watch out for. Hooda has registered a 35 per cent raid success rate, on the back of 20 raid touchpoints and seven raid bonus points. Fantasy players can draft the JAI skipper as part of a healthy key battle between Deepak Hooda and opposing captain Maninder Singh on Monday. 

BEN vs JAI probable starting lineups

BEN starting 7 (probable): Maninder Singh (captain), Rishank Devadiga, Sukesh Hegde, Darshan J., Amit, Sachin Vittala, Abozar Mohajermighani

JAI starting 7 (probable): Arjun Deshwal, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Shaul Kumar, Amit Kharb, Vishal, Deepak Niwas Hooda (captain), Nitin Rawal 

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