The home side of Pune will fight against Mumbai in the second face-off in the evening in the Maharashtrian derby at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. It is presumed to be a looking forward to fight between Mumbai’s raiders and Pune’s defenders, and both the groups would be eager to hammer their power on the present match as their past experience had finished in a tie.
The Mumbai team has one of the most grounded sides in the opposition, and a very much settled attacking unit involving Siddharth Desai, Rohit Baliyan and Abhishek Singh, who have all been instrumental in their previous wins. Their defense has likewise been doing great with their Captain Fazel Atrachali, experienced right corner Dharmaraj Cheralathan and cover Surender Singh reliably adding to the group’s score.
Pune, on the other hand, displays a solid defensive unit which was in prime shape in last night’s match scoring a marvelous 18 tackle points which incorporated a surprising 6 super tackles too. The consistency of their defensive unit has been exceptional in the competition with a sum of 70 tackle points from their 6 matches at a normal of 11.67 tackles for every match. Their Captain, Girish Ernak is as of now the best and the top defender in the competition with 24 tackle points from 6 matches.
Their assault, even though somewhat out of form in last evening’s match, shouldn’t be taken lightly either, as the productive Nitin Tomar can steal the game away from any resistance on his day. The absence of a raiding help to Nitin has been astounding from a squad involving Rajesh Mondal and Deepak Kumar Dahiya, and the opportunity has already come and gone that they should understand their duties and venture up.
Tentative 7 players aligned for each team
Pune Team: (Captain) Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar, Akshay Jadhav, Monu, Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Narwal, Rinku Narwal.
Mumbai Team: (Captain) Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Baliyan, Abhishek Singh, Siddharth Desai, Surender Singh, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vinod Kumar.
Siddharth Desai, Akshay Jadhav, and Nitin Tomar
Akshay Jadhav has been an active raider for Pune and it might be expected from him to display an all rounding performance in the evening’s match. Desai, on the contrary, has been a value for the money that he was bid for and has evolved as one of the best raider in this season. Tomar who didn’t have a great show against Jaipur will undoubtedly try his level best to revive his form in this evening’s match.
Ravi Kumar, Girish Ernak and Surender Singh
Ravi Kumar displayed an outstanding performance against Jaipur acquiring 6 points which included the super tackles and will be a vital defender supporting Ernak. Ernak is supposedly considered to be the main resistant against Siddharth Desai and Rohit Baliyan. Surender Singh’s as a developed defender will also come handy in counter-attacking Nitin Tomar.
Although Vinod Kumar didn’t get enough startups initially, he has still managed to create a place in the starting seven and this would have a deep impact on his confidence levels and performance in this evening’s match.
Match Prediction – Pune vs Mumbai
Mumbai has won once while Pune has won twice in their previous 3 matches. Considering their past performances while foreseeing the winner, our bet is with Mumbai to be seen emerge out as the evening’s match’s winner.