Bengaluru Bulls

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Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru Bulls logo.jpg
Full nameBengaluru Bulls
Short nameBGB
SportKabaddi
Founded2013
LeaguePKL
Based inBengaluru
LocationKarnataka
StadiumKanteerava Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 4,000)
OwnerKosmik Global Media
Head coachRandhir Singh
CaptainPawan Sehrawat
Championships1 (2018)
Playoff berths4
Websitebengalurubulls.com

Bengaluru Bulls (BGB) is a Kabaddi team based in Bengaluru, Karnataka that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. The team is champions of Season 6 and are led by Pawan Sehrawat[1] and coached by Randhir Singh. The team is owned by Kosmik Global Media.[2] Bulls play their home matches at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Bulls are one of the most successful teams in PKL history after winning the trophy for the first time by defeating the Gujarat FortuneGiants in the 2018–19 season[3], whilst also finishing a runner's up to U Mumba in 2015 and reaching the semi-finals in the inaugural 2014 season.

Franchise history[edit]

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is a professional kabaddi league in India, based on the format of the Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament.[4] The first edition of the tournament was played in 2014 with eight franchises representing various cities in India.[5] Bengaluru Bulls is a Bangalore based franchise owned by Kosmic Global Media.[6]

Current squad[edit]

No. Name Nat Birth date Position
9 Rohit Kumar (C) India 19 January 1990 Raider
17 Pawan Kumar Sehrawat India 9 July 1996 Raider
Banty 10 November 2000 Raider
Lal Mohar Yadav 1 February 1991 Raider
Sumit Singh 15 June 1996 Raider
Vinod Kumar 2 January 1989 Raider
Mohit Sehrawat 21 August 1998 Defender, Right Cover
Raju Lal Choudhary 12 February 1988 Defender, Right Corner
Vijay Kumar 1 March 1994 Defender, Right Corner
Mahender Singh 10 January 1996 Defender, Left Cover
Aman 12 February 2000 Defender, Left Corner
Sandeep 12 December 1998 Defender, Left Corner
Saurabh Nandal 1 January 1970 Defender, Left Corner
Ajay 1 January 1970 Defender
Amit Sheoran 1 January 1970 Defender
Ankit 1 January 1970 Defender
Ashish Kumar 28 December 1994 All-rounder
Sanjay Shrestha 6 January 1984 All-rounder

Sponsors[edit]

Year Season Kit Manufacturers Shirt Sponsor
2014 I
2015 II Vats Kotak
2016 III
IV Omtex
2017 V ARMR Karbonn Mobiles
2018 VI Shiv-Naresh AbhiPaisa
2019 VII Vats Ashirvad Pipes

Head coach record[edit]

Name Nationality From To P W D L Win%
Singh Randhir  India 2014 present 32 19 1 12 059.38

Season 1[edit]

Bulls secured fourth place in the first season.[7][8]

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
Jaipur Pink Panthers (C) 14 10 3 1 100 54
U Mumba (R) 14 8 3 3 59 51
Bengaluru Bulls (4) 14 8 5 1 36 47
Patna Pirates (3) 14 7 5 2 18 45
Telugu Titans 14 6 5 3 26 42
Dabang Delhi 14 5 8 1 -27 32
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -85 24
Puneri Paltan 14 2 12 0 -127 17
Source: ProKabaddi

(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • Top 4 teams qualified for the semifinals

Season 2[edit]

Bengaluru Bulls finished second in the second season.

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
U Mumba (C) 14 12 2 0 40 60
Telugu Titans (3) 14 8 3 3 85 50
Bengaluru Bulls (R) 14 9 5 0 55 48
Patna Pirates (4) 14 7 6 1 -18 41
Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 6 7 1 43 38
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -63 27
Dabang Delhi 14 4 9 1 -68 27
Puneri Paltan 14 2 11 1 -74 21

Source: ProKabaddi
(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer

Season 3[edit]

Team Pld W L D SD Pts
U Mumba (R) 14 12 2 0 95 60
Patna Pirates (C) 14 10 2 2 104 58
Puneri Paltan (3) 14 7 4 3 92 48
Bengal Warriors (4) 14 9 5 0 26 47
Telugu Titans 14 7 7 0 -10 38
Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 4 8 2 -63 28
Bengaluru Bulls 14 2 12 0 -102 14
Dabang Delhi 14 1 12 1 -142 11
Source: ProKabaddi

(C) Champion; (R) Runners-up; (3) Third Place; (4) Fourth Place.

  •      Advanced to the Playoff Stage
  • Five (5) points for a win
  • Three (3) points each for a drawn game
  • One (1) point for a loss by 7 points or fewer

Season 4[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Tied Points
Patna Pirates(C) 14 10 4 0 52
Telugu Titans 14 8 4 2 50
Jaipur Pink Panthers(R) 14 8 5 1 47
U Mumba 14 7 6 1 42
Puneri Paltan 14 6 6 2 42
Bengaluru Bulls 14 5 8 1 32
Dabang Delhi KC 14 4 9 1 29
Bengal Warriors 14 3 9 2 26

Season 5[edit]

Zone B

Team Played Won Lost Tied SD Points
Bengal Warriors 22 11 5 6 19 77
Patna Pirates 22 10 7 5 60 71
UP Yoddha 22 8 10 4 2 60
Bengaluru Bulls 22 8 11 3 10 57
Telugu Titans 22 7 12 3 −2 52
Tamil Thalaivas 22 6 14 2 −71 46

Season 6[edit]

Zone B

Team Played Won Lost Tied SD Points
Bengaluru Bulls 22 13 7 2 107 78
Bengal Warriors 22 12 8 2 −13 69
UP Yoddha 22 8 10 4 −86 57
Patna Pirates 22 9 11 2 −12 55
Telugu Titans 22 8 13 1 −8 51
Tamil Thalaivas 22 5 13 4 −47 42

By opposition[edit]

Opposition Played Won Lost Drawn
U Mumba 14 10 3 1
Dabang Delhi 6 4 2 0
Telugu Titans 7 4 2 1
Bengal Warriors 6 4 2 0
Puneri Paltan 6 3 3 0
Jaipur Pink Panthers 6 2 4 0
Patna Pirates 7 2 5 0
TOTAL 52 29 21 2

Performance[edit]

Season 3 performance[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
2 30 January 2016 Dabang Delhi VIZAG 35–29[9]
8 3 February 2016 Patna Pirates BENGALURU 24–33[10]
10 4 February 2016 Bengal Warriors BENGALURU 24–33[11]
12 5 February 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers BENGALURU 36–26[12]
14 6 February 2016 Telugu Titans BENGALURU 26–35[13]
20 10 February 2016 U Mumba KOLKATA 28–29[14]
28 14 February 2016 Puneri Paltan PUNE 27–29[15]
31 17 February 2016 Patna Pirates PATNA 32–36[16]
32 18 February 2016 Dabang Delhi PATNA 32–36[17]
36 20 February 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers JAIPUR 21–30[18]
38 21 February 2016 Telugu Titans JAIPUR 22–40[19]
44 25 February 2016 U Mumba DELHI 18–39[20]
48 25 February 2016 Puneri Paltan DELHI 27–44[21]
53 1 March 2016 Bengal Warriors MUMBAI 22–26[22]

Season 4 performance[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Score
3 26 June 2016 Bengal Warriors Mumbai 24–23[23]
10 30 June 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers Jaipur 28–28[24]
13 2 July 2016 Dabang Delhi Jaipur 24–32[25]
17 4 July 2016 Puneri Paltan Hyderabad 29–27[26]
19 5 July 2016 Telugu Titans Hyderabad 28–30[27]
22 7 July 2016 Patna Pirates Patna 25–31[28]
23 8 July 2016 U Mumba Patna 23–24[29]
29 12 July 2016 Telugu Titans Bengaluru 24–32[30]
31 13 July 2016 Jaipur Pink Panthers Bengaluru 22–24[31]
33 14 July 2016 Patna Pirates Bengaluru 23–38[32]
35 15 July 2016 Dabang Delhi Bengaluru 20–40[33]
42 19 July 2016 Bengal Warriors Kolkata 27–25[34]
49 23 July 2016 U Mumba Mumbai 28–27[35]
55 27 July 2016 Puneri Paltan Delhi 33–36[36]

Honours[edit]

  • 4th place:2014
  • 2nd place:2015
  • Champions:[[2018 Pro Kabaddi League season|2018

4th place ( pro kabaddi League season season 7

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