Bengaluru Yodhas face acid test against Punjab Royals

Bengaluru Yodhas face acid test against Punjab Royals

Having lost two of their three matches played so far, Bengaluru Yodhas will face an acid test when they clash with Punjab Royals in their Pro Wrestling League match here tomorrow.

To stay in the reckoning for a semifinal spot, Yodhas would need to beat the Punjab team.
Bengaluru would rely heavily on the likes of World Championship bronze medallists -- Pavlo Oliynik and Yulia Ratkevich -- captain and icon player Narsingh Yadav and Bajrang Punia to come good.

It will be an interesting clash between Las Vegas World Championship bronze-medallist Narsingh and emerging star Praveen Rana of Punjab in Men's 74kg. Both of them are unbeaten so far.

On the other hand, Punjab Royals are in a better position, having won two of their three matches so far.

They would once again bank on performances by World Champion Vladimir Khinchengshili, Vasilisa Marzaliuk and Praveen Rana.

A lot will also depend on how good the women wrestlers do when the two teams take on each other.

Women's 53kg bout between two Indians -- Lalita Sherawat of Bengaluru and Priyanka Phogat of Punjab -- will be a fight to look out for.

Punjab Royals icon player and captain Geeta Phogat has failed to put up an impressive show so far and she will be keen to change that when the veteran grappler will face World Championship bronze-medallist Yulia Ratkevich.

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