Both teams have the opportunity to reach the fifth spot in the table.

U Mumba lost a crucial encounter against Telugu Titans in their previous encounter (26-32) and lost out on crucial points in the last leg of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 9. The defence-heavy side failed to score tackle points and put in many unsuccessful tackles. Vishal Mane was brought in which did not solve their issues either.

Tamil Thalaivas won their first match in the Hyderabad leg defeating Bengal Warriors(35-30) in a closely fought battle. Sagar Rathee was the star of the match pinning down Maninder Singh in the last minute in a super tackle situation turning the entire fate of the match which the scoreboard doesnt suggest.

Team News

U Mumba

Raiders: Guman Singh, Ashish, Heidarali Ekrami, Jai Bhagwan Ankush, Kamlesh, Shivam, Pranay Rane, Sachin, Rupesh

Defenders: Rinku, Surinder Singh, Harendra Kumar, Shivansh Thakur, Prince, Kiran Magar, Rahul, Satywan, Mohit

All-Rounder: Gholamabbas Korouki

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Tamil Thalaivas

Raiders: Pawan Sehrawat, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Himanshu, Jatin, Himanshu

All-rounders: Thanushan Laxmamohan, Visvanath V, K Abhimanyu

Defenders: Sagar, Sahil, M Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Ashish, Md Arif Rabbani, Arpit Saroha, Ankit

Head to Head

Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba have faced each other eight times in the Pro Kabaddi League out of which, U Mumba has won six matches whereas Tamil Thalaivas has come out victorious on only one occasion with one match ending in a tie.

Player to watch

Sagar the left corner defender scored the fifth high five of season 9 and came at the right time for Tamil Thalaivas as the franchise has to win almost all the remaining matches to qualify for the playoffs. The corner duo of Sagar and Sahil will have to be careful of Guman Singh who in the last encounter was a bit silent and will definitely give a comeback.

Rinku the right-corner defender will have to play a vital role for U Mumba to win the match. Narender Kandola scored 13 points in the last encounter against Bengal Warriors out of which five points came from bonuses. U Mumba is a defence-heavy team and shall defend Narender from taking the bonus points and shift the momentum.

Key to Success

After the appointment of Ashan Kumar, the team has been very aggressive and is scoring points at the fag end of the match as well in pressure situations. With U Mumba operating with five defenders, Tamil Thalaivas will need to rotate their raiders well to unbalance U Mumba’s defence.

U Mumba will be dependent on Guman Singh and Ashish to score as many raid points as possible to gain the upper hand. Ashish after a good start to the season in the absence of Guman Singh has been below par but with the league fast approaching he needs to step up and attack the cover combo of Abhishek and Mohit.

Did you know

Sagar Rathee the captain of Tamil Thalaivas is three points short of reaching the 150 tackle points mark in the Pro Kabaddi League.

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