Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls

However, Chaudhari was yet again unsuccessful with a raid attempt as he was caught by none other than Rohit Kumar with the scoreboard reading 21-14 in the Bulls' favour. The first do-or-die raid came in the 11th minute as Salunke scored a point to give Telugu Titans 7-4 lead.

Telugu Titans, on the other hand, will begin their campaign in front of their home crowd high on confidence with a squad full of household names.

In the first half, there was stage when both teams were tied 8-8, but the Titans tightened it's grip on the match thereafter and won the match 32-27.

IST: Bengaluru Bulls get 2 points on their raid as a successful 'doopki' is completed.

Captain Rohit sparkled early for Bengaluru, who threatened the home camp by racing to an 8-2 lead. Rahul was named Perfect Raider for earning 10 points in the match while Titans player Vishal Bhardwaj was adjudged as the Player of the Match for his rigid defensive skills on the mat.

Telugu Titans: Rahul Chaudhari (C), Vishal Bharadwaj, Athul M S, Sombir, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Rana, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vinod Kumar, Amit Singh Chillar, Vikas Kumar, Vikas, Nilesh Salunke, Vinoth Kumar, Munish, Vikrant, Ankit Malik, Elangeshwaran R.

Telugu Titans will be captained by Rahul Chaudhari, who has been retained from last season. Bengaluru Bulls wins the toss and chooses the court.

Nearly towards the end of the first half here, 14-7 in Bengaluru Bulls favour for now.Bulls will be looking to continue in the same vein here.

Having said that, the Telugu Titans too have made their share of mistakes in the last four seasons of the League and been inconsistent. They would be eager to see the stars in action and more importantly, this season the teams which start off on a sluggish note can always bounce back into reckoning.

Vanessa Coleman