MUM vs TAM Dream11 : Tamil Thalaivas look to avoid the embarrassment of a winless home leg when they face off against U Mumba in the culminating match of the fifth leg
This has been a season where the home sides have tasted next to no success and the fifth leg of the league has stayed true to that narrative. Winless in three encounters at home, Tamil Thalaivas make an advent into today’s match looking to not only snap out of a sordid losing spree but to also veer clear of the aberration of losing all their home leg matches.
Losing a close encounter to table toppers, Jaipur Pink Panthers the last time around, Tamil Thalaivas will be looking to use that ripper of a contest as a foundation for a win today. In what was an evenly contested clash, one that saw Tamil Thalaivas’ raiding unit give Jaipur a jittery time but with their defence failing to rise to the occasion at crucial junctures, the side ended up finishing on the losing side.
Looking to avoid becoming the third side to lose all their home fixtures in PKL 7, Tamil Thalaivas will know if they can fill in the gaps in defence, U Mumba is an opposition they can get the better of today. After starting off extremely strongly with their defence helping craft the sublime and illustrious framework of success for them, U Mumba have waned to go on a downward spiral across the last two months.
With just 9 tackle points per match, the side find themselves emerge in 11th place when it comes to defensive units in the league, a predicament which has proved to be way too costly for them. Up against a raiding unit of Ajay Thakur and Rahul who have registered 29 raid points across the previous 3 contests, Mumbai will know that even the lightest of slip ups could prove way too costly for them today.
Probable Playing 7
Rahul, Ajay Thakur (C), Shabeer Bapu, Ajeet, Vineet Sharma, Ran Singh, Mohit Chillar
Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal, Harendra Kumar, Surinder Singh, Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal, Athul MS
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Tamil Thalaivas Vs U Mumba
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 8:30pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD
MUM vs TAM Dream11 Pivotal Players
- Ajay Thakur, Ajeet, Ran Singh
- Arjun Deshwal, Surinder Singh, Sandeep Narwal
Defenders for MUM vs TAM Dream11
Although Surinder Singh has failed to emulate his exquisite displays from the early exchanges of the league, the defender continues to remain one of the most stellar names in the PKL fraternity when it comes to defence. His alluring displays when it comes to pulling off running ankle holds and dashes are well aware and with him pulling off a super tackle as well that earned his side four points earlier in the league, we’ll be keeping our faith in him today as well.
From Tami Thalaivas we have opted for the cheaper option by getting in Ajeet into our side. The side have not pulled off miracles in defence and we don’t see that script changing today either, seeing us go for an option which helps clear up funds to invest in elsewhere.
All-Rounders for MUM vs TAM Dream11
Sandeep Narwal comes into our side from U Mumba with the all-rounder being pivotal to the side’s chances of winning today. He’s going to play a major part in defence for his unit, needing to block out Tamil Thalaivas’ soirees and help assist Surinder Singh and Fiazel.
With his side winning 4 off their 5 encounters when their tackle rate has been in excess of 50%, expect Mumbai to try and leave Tamil Thalaivas in disarray with a gameplan that sees their defenders move in bunches and quickly to negate the raiding threat. Elsewhere from the opposition we have opted for Ran Singh, someone who has gotten 7 tackle points across the side’s home leg fixtures.
Raiders for MUM vs TAM Dream11
When we entered this side of our team, the question which popped up foremost was to go in with the two raiders from Tamil Thalaivas or the two raiders from U Mumba. There was also the need to decide if we wanted to invest in Abhishek Singh from Mumbai or pick out the cheaper Arjun Deshwal, questions which we came to a conclusion on after heavy deliberations.
What swung our decision in the end was the way Rahul Chaudhari and Ajay Thakur have been getting points recently, scoring 29 in their home leg to opt for both of them.
From U Mumba we decided to pick out the cheaper Arjun Deshwal, someone who has proved more than adequate assistance to his counterparts.
Captain And Vice-Captain for MUM vs TAM Dream11
Deshwal is our captain for this one while Rahul is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.