Mumbai will match against Jaipur in a Zone A Pro Kabaddi League clash tonight. This additionally becomes the main match of the Mumbai leg. Mumbai last played against Pune, where Pune was defeated, and hence were put second in the Zone A points table with 34 points with 6 wins and 1 tie from 8 matches. The Jaipur team last played and won against Haryana and is put at the bottom of Zone A with 12 points of every 7 matches.
Mumbai’s raiding unit was a question mark towards the beginning of the season but it has been replaced by a surprising element now. Siddharth Desai has made heads turn with his awe-inspiring raids and has scored 98 points from 7 matches. He didn’t play in the last match because of an injury but is fit to play tonight’s match. Abhishek Singh is gradually beginning to score points and has scored 31 points from 8 matches. Mumbai’s defense has been incredible and is driven by their Captain and left corner Fazel Atrachali, who has scored 33 points from 8 matches. Dharmaraj Cheralathan in the right corner has scored 16 points while the forceful Surender Singh in the right cover has scored 17 points from 7 matches. They will be hoped to proceed with their fantastic performance tonight also and trap the Jaipur raiders.
Jaipur got a truly necessary win against Haryana and Deepak Niwas Hooda shined in the last match. He scored 12 points in the last match and Nitin Rawal denoted his arrival with 4 points and Selvamani K, who was allowed to play and got 4 points. The Jaipur team will trust that their raiders get enough points for their defensive play on. Mohit Chillar in the right corner was brilliant once more, scoring 4 points in the last match. He has scored 21 points from 7 matches. Young Chang Ko, the Korean left cover, had a decent performance in the last match, scoring 3 points while Sunil Siddhgavali in the right cover also scored 3 points. Sandeep Dhull can be relied upon to return instead of Selvamani K if Anup assumes additionally their raiding liability.
If Mumbai wins, they will move to the highest point of Zone A. Mumbai’s defense will hope to hold the fragile Jaipur’s raiding unit and release Siddharth Desai on their defense and Jaipur will trust that their group consolidates to give one strong performance and stagger the home side.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Mumbai Team: (Captain) Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Baliyan, Abhishek Singh, Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vinod Kumar
Jaipur Team: (Captain) Anup Kumar, Nitin Rawal, Selvamani K/Sandeep Dhull, Young Chang Ko, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Mohit Chillar, Sunil Siddhgavali
Rohit Baliyan, Selvamani K and Siddharth Desai
Selvamani K had delivered a promising performance against the Haryana players and can be hoped to score decently in tonight’s match. Siddharth Desai has been a phenomenal performer for the Mumbai’s side in all the matches. He is averaged with 97 raid points (more than a Super 10 from 7 matches). Baliyan is an incredible support to Desai and has done well in thin situations.
Mohit Chillar, Surender Singh and Young Chang Ko
Surender Singh’s performance has been commendable under the able leadership of the Mumbai’s defending stalwarts and has managed to gain a decent number of tackle points too. Chillar and Ko are two in-form defenders for Jaipur and can be expected to deliver a good show tonight.
Deepak Niwas Hooda
Hooda showed a brilliant performance against Haryana with his Super 10 performance. He has struck his form and will be needed to carry on with his momentum and give his best against Mumbai tonight.
Match Prediction – Mumbai vs Jaipur
Looking at the last performance of Jaipur against Haryana, it is hoped that their spirits must be soaring high and as such, they will do anything and everything to emerge as the winner of tonight’s match against Mumbai.