JAI vs MUM Dream11 Team: U Mumba’s defence looks to continue to lay down the framework of their success as the side go in pursuit of their second win on the bounce
For U Mumba, the gameplan going into the seventh edition of the frontier Pro Kabaddi League was clearly apparent. The side had built their squad heavily around defence, shelling out massive paydays for defenders at the auctions and it ended up paying off heavily in their favour in the opening encounter of the league.
Taking on Telugu Titans in their first match of the showpiece PKL 7, U Mumba’s win was as emphatic as they come. Bestowed with one of the finest corner pairings in the league in the form of Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal, U Mumba were ruthless at the back, using all their guile, experience and trickery to put down Telugu Titans.
What was particularly impressive was the way they dwindled Siddharth Desai and the rest of the Titans raiding facet, leaving the side facing a 31-25 loss on the day to give U Mumba the first 5 points of PKL 7. And the side will be looking to do exactly the same when they take on Jaipur Pink Panthers today in the week’s opening clash, a match which promises to be a cracker of an encounter.
They’ll be well aware though that Jaipur Pink Panthers are by no means going to be a side they can swat away at so easily. One of the most finely balanced sides in the league, the Rajasthan based outfit went onto add the services of Nilesh Salunke and Amit Hooda in the raiding and defensive facet respectively give the side a new look, strengthening both the pivotal segments of their department.
Along with Deepak Niwas Hooda in their side and the impressive Ajinkya Pawar, the side have a seamless blend of experience and upcoming stellar players, a squad which will be looking to imbed a successful spree of results for the side as they go looking for the title this season. It will be intriguing to see how the attack in particular functions against an extremely resolute U Mumba defence infront of them.
U Mumba Vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Match Prediction
With both the outfits sharing similar identities, expect this match to be a riveting encounter. It will be a battle between the two defences, a closely and rigorously contested affair where the score should lie relatively low.
We are going to side with U Mumba for this particular fixture after having seen them dole out a pinch perfect defensive display in the opening fixture. The trivalent of Sandeep Narwal, Atrachali and Surinder Singh is an indomitable one and they’ll be buoyed by the performance of their previous mach.
Defenders for JAI vs MUM Dream11
When we began building our side out for this particular fixture, the first two players we wanted in our side were cover Surinder Singh and corner Fazel Atrachali. The two were dauntless infront of Telugu Titans, forming a formidable partnership in unison to pummel the Titans on the night and we see them emulating the same meticulous showing again as well.
Meanwhile, Jaipur Pink Panthers themselves have an extremely resilient defensive backline. With Amit Hooda being brought into cover in at the corner role, expect Sunil Siddhgavali to fill in at the cover position today and his 13 credit price tag sees him come into the side.
All-Rounders for JAI vs MUM Dream11
Picking up 8 tackle points in between Fazel Atrachali in the last encounter, Sandeep Narwal served his side brilliantly the last time around. He was not only an instrumental in unravelling the Titans raiding department but played a pivotal role in assisting the raiders as well to perfectly epitomise what an all-rounder means.
Elsewhere from Jaipur Pink Panthers we have gone in with Deepak Niwas Hooda for this one. One of their best players, he will be looking to add to the raiding department which is relatively inexperienced albeit filled with several promising players.
Raiders for JAI vs MUM Dream11
Ahead of the ongoing season of PKL, the one area which looked to be a cause of concern for U Mumba was the raiding side. Apart from Abhishek Singh, the options looked bare but their main star raider lived upto the expectations accorded on him with a stunning display in the last match.
He comes into our side along with Ajinkya Pawar who scored a solid 71 raid points last season.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sandeep Narwal has been chosen to lead our side out as captain while Abhishek Singh is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 7
Fazel Atrachali(C), Sandeep Narwal, Surender Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Rohit Baliyan, Athul, Abhishek Singh
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Deepak Niwas Hooda(C), Deepak Narwal, Nilesh Salunke, Amit Hooda, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Sunil Siddhgavali, Nitin Rawal
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: U Mumba Vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
Date And Time: 22nd May, Monday- 7:30pm
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD