Following a stellar performance in the season-opener, the two-time finalists are currently at third place in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League table. The Giants have quickly established themselves as one of the most dominant defensive units this season, led by the formidable Girish Ernak. 

The Maharashtra defender registered Gujarat’s first High 5 of the season. He also secured an All Out in the final minutes of the game to secure a 34-27 victory against the inaugural champions. Parvesh Bhainswal, too, contributed in the defensive department to secure four points in the match. 

The raiding responsibilities were shared between the two Rakeshs, and the same can be expected in our next encounter against Bengal Warriors. 

Bengal Warriors, too, enjoyed a dominant start to Season 8 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi. The defending champions emerged victorious by a thin 5-point margin against the Nitesh Kumar-led UP Yoddha. Bengal Warriors had to overcome the threat of superstar raider Pardeep Narwal, who enjoyed a decent start to his UP Yoddha career.

However, his heroics were not enough to secure a victory for UP Yoddha, as Maninder Singh’s Bengal Warriors crossed the line in a tight-knit contest. Mohammad Nabibakhsh was arguably Bengal Warriors’ best player of the match, as he accumulated 11 points (8 raid points, 3 tackle points). 

Warriors captain Maninder Singh and Sukesh Hegde were unstoppable in their raiding duties but will have their work cut out against an experienced Gujarat Giants defense. 

One of the most exciting match-ups in this encounter will be Bengal Warriors’ star all-rounder, Mohammad Nabibakhsh squaring off against Girish Ernak.

Players to Watch Out for:

Girish Maruti Ernak 

Rakesh Narwal

Ravinder Pahal 

Parvesh Bhainswal 

Mohammad Nabibakhsh

Maninder Singh

Sukesh Hegde


The two warring outfits have faced off on 5 occasions, with Gujarat Giants having the edge in this match-up. However, Bengal Warriors have had the upper hand in their last two encounters, having won 1 and tied 1.

Gujarat Giants


Bengal Warriors




Can Gujarat Giants continue with the winning momentum?