Both teams played the opening match of the season.
U Mumba and Dabang Delhi KC lost their last-round encounters with Gujarat Giants (36-38) and Puneri Paltan (44-47). U Mumba in particular was leading for the majority of the match and was the favourite to win. The match will be an important one for both teams and whichever team wins will occupy the sixth spot keeping the score difference aside. U Mumba should win by a huge margin to automatically book the top 6 spots.
Dabang Delhi squad
Raiders: Naveen Kumar, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar
Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Anil Kumar, Monu, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Vijay, Mohammad Liton Ali, Aakash
All-rounders: Vijay, Tejas Patil, Reza Katoulinezhad
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
Head to Head.
U Mumba and Dabang Delhi KC have faced 19 other times in the Pro Kabaddi League out of which Dabang Delhi KC has won six matches whereas U Mumba has come out victorious on 12 occasions with one match ending in a tie.
Player to watch
The left-right duo of Sandeep Dhull and Amit Hooda need to make it to the playing 7 and shall be given an extended run. Krishan Hooda has been involved in a number of unsuccessful tackles which has hurt the team very badly. Amit and Sandeep can combine well and stop the flow of points.
Surender Singh the captain of U Mumba has led his troops well but after the injury, U Mumba lost their way and are lingering around to make it to the playoffs. Surender the cover defender needs to handle the defence well against a strong raiding unit of Delhi.
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Key to Success
Dabang Delhi KC can easily win the encounter if their defence strikes as U Mumba does not have enough depth in raiding. If the defence keeps Guman quiet then Delhi will be having the advantage of winning. On the other hand, U Mumba needs to utilize Heidarali the Iranian well. In his first raid in the last encounter the raider put in a super raid and has also been good at the time in the limited time, he had been offered. He along with Ashish and Guman will form a good raiding unit.
Did you know
Dabang Delhi KC has remained unbeaten against U Mumba since season 7 ( five-match unbeaten streak) in the Pro Kabaddi League.
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