Bengaluru Bulls performance over the years in PKL
The Bulls began their campaign in 2014 by reaching the semifinals. In the second season, they finished as runner-up after losing in the final. They failed to reach the playoff in the next three seasons. In 2018, they became the champions. Despite not being able to win another title, the Bulls consistently reached the playoffs in the next three editions.
Ahead of the auction this year, they let go of their captain Vikas Kandola. Coach Randhir Singh Sehrawat instead showed faith on the youngsters in the team. Raider Bharat who was the second best raider last year was retained. Along with him, the leader of the team’s defence Saurabh Nandal was also retained. The other two players who did not enter the auction were Neeraj Narwal and Yash Hooda.
How the team fared at the PKL auction this year?
At the PKL auction this year, the team bought Vikas Kandola for a much lesser price than last year. He was picked up for 1.7 crores last year. However following a poor season, his value reduced at the auction and the Bulls were able to get him for 55.25 lakhs. Bengaluru Bulls also bolstered their defence with the addition of the experienced Surjeet Singh. Meanwhile Ponparthiban Subramaniam, who was released was bought again at the auction. Similarly all-rounder Sachin Narwal was picked up for a price of 23.25 lakhs.
Bengaluru Bulls – Squad
Raider – Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, Vikas Kandola, Abhishek Singh, Piotr Pamulak, Banty, Monu, Sushil
Defender – Saurabh Nandal, Vishal, Ponparthiban Subramanian, Surjeet Singh, Sunder, Md. Liton Ali, Ankit, Rakshit, Rohit Kumar
All-Rounder – Sachin Narwal, Ran Singh