HYD vs MUM Dream11 Team: Pro Kabaddi League 7 finally gets underway with the Telugu Titans taking on U Mumba
We finally have the seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League set to begin its sojourn with Saturday beckoning the opening match of the showpiece tournament. Taking on each other in the league opener will be Telegu Titans and U Mumba as either look to stamp their authority right from match one.
And heading into the 2019 instalment of the league, both sides are making an advent into PKL 7 with different gameplans. The auctions helped make it clear what was playing on the minds of the two team managements with U Mumba bolstering their defence while the Telugu Titans went onto add star raiders to their outfit for the impending season.
Having ended in second place behind Gujarat Fortunegiants, U Mumba made it all the way to the qualifiers where they took on U.P. Yoddha courtesy for an extremely impressive defensive outfit. With an average of 12.6 raid points per match, Mumbai were the most efficient side at the back with their star raider, Iranian Fazel Atrachali taking the brunt of delivering decisive performances on his shoulders.
And with Debutant Of The Year, Siddharth Desai having been lost to Telegu Titans, U Mumba decided to build their framework for season 7 around Fazel. He was named the side’s captain with all-rounder Sandeep Narwal announced as the vice-captain for the side which will be looking to better their strong showing of the previous season.
“I am quite motivated to be selected to lead the U Mumba Kabaddi team. I aim to lead the team towards victory,” Atrachali said after being declared as captain.
“Strategy and discipline are very important and I know that all the players are motivated to give in their best on field and make a mark for themselves and eventually win the league,” he said.
Elsewhere for Telegu Titans who’ll be playing in the first of 12 home legs slated over the course of Pro Kabaddi League 7, the focus remained entirely on the raiding facet. With Rahul Chaudhari leaving the side for the first time in 6 years, the Titans splashed the cash on previous U Mumba star performer, Siddharth Desai. His 12 super 10s and over 200 points in his first season in the league saw him earn a massive payday of Rs.1.45 crore with the Titans earmarking him as the name to take them forward.
Telugu Titans vs U Mumba Match Prediction
Having been one of the biggest underachievers in the land of PKL, for Telegu Titans, season 7 is all about overturning what has been a dismal outing in the league. And the auctions were all about overhauling their side for the outfit with the team going onto release all their Indian key names to rope in a new bunch of players.
Having fortified their attack, this is going to be a contest between U Mumba’s defence and Telegu Titans’ attack. We are going to side with Telugu Titans to win this one with the attacking side much more well versed than U Mumba’s which will prove to be the deciding factor at the end.
Defenders for HYD vs MUM Dream11
We have opted for a two man defence for this one with the two mainstays coming in, the one from either side. In Fiazel Atrachali, U Mumba have one of the most formidable names when it comes to tackling with the left corner having established himself in the league owing to some extremely stupendous showings.
With 83 tackle points in PKL 6, he ended in third place in the list of the highest tackle points, forming a daunting partnership alongside Surinder Singh who became the first player to assist 100 tackle points. Elsewhere from Telegu Titans we are indulging in Vishal Bhardwaj with the defender alongside right-corner Abozar bound to make things extremely tough for U Mumba’s inexperienced attack.
All-Rounders for HYD vs MUM Dream11
Sparing a colossal Rs.89 lakh to acquire the services of all-rounder Sandeep Narwal, U Mumba made it clear that he was going to be someone who they were going to massively bank on to get points for them in both the tackling and raiding department. He’s one of the more experienced names in the side, named as the vice-captain despite this being his first season for the side and is bound to play an instrument role alongside Atrachali.
From Telegu Titans we have Farhad Milaghardan come in for us in a department which is undoubtedly the weakest for the side.
Raiders for HYD vs MUM Dream11
This is where we have the big name from Telegu Titans make an entry into our side. The side have invested massively in Siddharth Desai as they look for him to solve the problems at the front for them. He impressed massively last year, with his multiple touches and bonus points seeing him amass a slew of points and his battle against Atrachali and Surinder will be the one to watch today.
We have is brother Siddharth Desai partnering him for this one while from U Mumba we have opted for new man Dong Geon Lee. His swift arm touches saw him earn an unlikely win for World 7 recently and the previous Gujarat Fortunegiants man could earn his side pivotal points owing his fast raids.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have opted for Vishal Bhardwaj to be our captain today while its Siddharth Desai who is chosen as our vice-captain.
Telegu Titans Playing 7
Vishal Bhardwaj (c), Abozar Mohajermighani, C. Arun, Armaan, Farhad Rahimi ,Siddharth Desai, Suraj Desai
Fazel Atrachali(c), Sandeep Narwal, Athul MS, Surinder Singh, Rohit Baliyan, Young Chang Ko, Abhishek Singh
Pro Kabaddi League 7
Match Details: Telugu Titans Vs U Mumba
Date And Time: 20th May, Saturday- 7:30pm
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Television: Star Sports 1, Hindi/HD