The Pirates meanwhile got a thumping 41-20 win over UP Yoddha in the final game of their home leg thanks to a Super 10 from Pardeep and 8 tackle points from Neeraj Kumar ending a bad run of games.
With 2 champion sides with plenty of talent in their squad taking on each other, this promises to be a cracker of a contest.
U Mumba - Team News
U Mumba did miss Abhishek Singh as Rohit Baliyan and Vinoth Kumar could manage just 2 raid points between them and Athul MS can be expected to come into the side instead of Vinoth. Young Arjun Deshwal is sure to retain his spot and will want to shine against the Patna defense. Abhishek could recover in time and can make it if fit.
Defensively, Surinder Singh starred yet again with 4 tackle points and the rest of the defense did do a decent job and can be expected to continue in the starting 7.
Predicted Starting 7: Fazel Atrachali(C), Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Rohit Baliyan, Arjun Deshwal, and Athul MS/ Abhishek Singh.
Patna Pirates - Team News
Patna looked pretty comfortable against UP, thanks to Neeraj's stellar defensive display and some support for Pardeep in the form of Jang Kun Lee who got 5 raid points. Monu, however, could replace Mohammad Maghsoudlou who has had a torrid time in the last few games, failing to contribute in both raid and defense.
With the cover combination and Neeraj and Vikas yielding points, they are sure to be unchanged. Hadi and Jaideep meanwhile need to be back at their best though they will continue in their roles.
Predicted Starting 7: Pardeep Narwal (C), Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Monu, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak and Vikas Jaglan.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Pardeep Narwal is a must-have for this match while raiders like Rohit Baliyan, Jang Kun Lee and Arjun Deshwal are options to consider. Monu and Sandeep Narwal will be the preferred choice in the all-rounders list. Neeraj Kumar, Fazel Atrachali and Jaideep will be the main defenders to pick. Pardeep, Fazel and Jaideep will be the main captaincy options for this match.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Pardeep Narwal, Jang Kun Lee, Arjun Deshwal, Sandeep Narwal, Neeraj Kumar, Surinder Singh, and Jaideep.
Captain: Pardeep Narwal Vice- Captain: Jaideep.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Pardeep Narwal, Rohit Baliyan, Young Chang Ko, Hadi Oshtorak, Monu, Fazel Atrachali and Neeraj Kumar.
Captain: Pardeep Narwal Vice- Captain: Fazel Atrachali.