The second eliminator of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 will see U Mumba and Haryana Steelers battling out. This match will be played on Monday at the EKA Arena in Ahmedabad. Expect both teams to bring their best games to the contest.
The two sides have an even record in their league encounters this season. Haryana Steelers won 30-27 in match #49, while U Mumba prevailed 39-33 recently in match #130.
U Mumba Preview
They were slow to start the season with, but Mumbai picked up pace later on and stormed through. They finished the season with 12 wins and eight losses. It is the form of raider Abhishek Singh that shone through for them.
He has 135 raid points this season that included eight Super 10s. The raiding burden of Mumbai rests solely on him. Defence has been manned by ‘Sultan’ Fazel Atrachali. The Iranian has 78 tackle points in the season and is the leading defender of PKL Season 7. His battle with the Steelers’ raiders could decide the result.
Haryana Steelers Preview
The Steelers had a dominant mid-season where they stitched a seven-match unbeaten run. However, they couldn’t finish strong and ended up fifth. Haryana picked up 13 wins and eight losses in the season with one tie.
It has been all about Vikash Khandola in the raiding department for Haryana. WIth 178 raid points he has been in impressive form for the Steelers. With six Super Raids and ten Super 10s to his name, his performances remain vital. In the defence, right corner Sunil, Ravi Kumar and the experienced Dharmaraj Cheralathan have all contributed.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Vikas Kandola has 178 raid points in the regular season. He also has ten Super 10s to his name. With the 200-point mark in sights, he could be seen at his best.
Abhishek Singh has led Mumbai well with 135 raid points. At an average of 7.1, he looks to be peaking at the right time.
Fazel Atrachali is a must for your fantasy side. At an average of 3.31 tackles per game, Atrachali can be key for Mumbai’s chances.
U Mumba: 1 Sandeep Narwal 2 Arjun Deshwal 3 Surinder Singh 4 Rohit Baliyan 5 Harendra Kumar 6 Abhishek Singh 7 Fazel Atrachali
Haryana Steelers: 1 Sunil 2 Vinay 3 Vikas Kale 4 Vikas Khandola 5 Ravi Kumar 6 Prashanth Kumar Rai 7 Dharmaraj Cheralathan
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