The home side, Mumbai will play against the Bengaluru team in a clash of titans at the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 in the Inter-Zone Challenge Week at the Dome NSCI in Mumbai tonight at 9 pm.
Mumbai, the Zone A toppers, after progressive thrashings against the Gujarat and Haryana, won the match completely 41-24 against the UP team on the back of a bewildering guarded performance. Mumbai’s defense scored a sum of 18 tackle points with High-5s from Surender Singh and Fazel Atrachali. This home leg has given a chance to Mumbai’s substitutes to put forth their defense and the performances of Darshan Kadian and Vinod Kumar gave the group the essential solidarity to wind up as champs in this season.
Bengaluru is one of the most grounded teams in the opposition right now with only one loss out of the 7 matches that they have highlighted in. They have a solid raiding unexpected, with the youthful Pawan Kumar driving the path with 94 raid points off only 7 matches with a fantastic normal rate of 12.71 raid points per match. Alternate raiders, Rohit Kumar and Kashiling Adake, although were not as productive as they were in the past seasons, have supported Pawan pretty well in his raiding responsibilities. The defense of the Bengaluru team is a serious stuff with a normal rate of 10.71 tackle points per match with Mahender Singh and Ashish Kumar driving the way. The arrival of Raju Lal Choudhary would just build the defense quality of the team and would make them ‘the’ side to beat the competition.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Mumbai Team: (Captain) Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Baliyan, Darshan Kadian, Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Rohit Rana, Vinod Kumar
Bengaluru Team: (Captain) Rohit Kumar, Raju Lal Choudhary, Kashiling Adake, Mahender Singh, Sandeep, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ashish Kumar Sangwan
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat and Siddharth Desai
Pawan Sehrawat’s solid raiding capacity will be something everyone would be peering towards and it will be intriguing to see his collusion with Adake again in this match. Desai has been an exceptional raider for the Mumbai and has demonstrated his consistency significantly so far for utilizing his solidarity to dwarf the defenders of his opponents.
Mahender Singh and Surender Singh
Mahender Singh’s uncommon defending strategies will be a fundamental component tonight’s match against the Mumbai group and this can critically affect the match too. Surender Singh’s performance has been praiseworthy and he has the expertise now on how to pick up a conventional number of tackle points for the team.
Vinod Kumar has shown a brilliant performance with his fantastic raids and defenses and will be hoped to carry on with his good performance.
Match Prediction – Mumbai vs Bengaluru
Mumbai is hoped to win tonight’s match as they would want to maintain their position as the Zone A toppers.