PKL 2019, Match 43: U Mumba vs Patna Pirates - Predicting each team's playing 7
Season 2 champions U Mumba will be in action on the final day of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019's Ahmedabad leg, as they lock horns with 3-time winners Patna Pirates in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. Both the teams did not perform up to the mark in their respective home legs, and hence they will look to bounce back in the remaining games.
Currently, U Mumba have 18 points to their name. They have won 3 of their 7 matches while losing the remaining 4 games. On the other hand, Patna Pirates have earned 16 points from 7 games, with 3 wins and 4 losses.
These two teams had met in the final of the third edition where the Pirates overcame the challenge from Anup Kumar's side.
Shedding some light on the current form of both the teams, Patna have won 2 of their previous 5 matches, whereas U Mumba too have 2 wins in their last 5 games.
With all the matters between the two teams being even, here's a look at their predicted playing sevens for the high-profile clash -
Arjun Deshwal sealed his place in the U Mumba team with a Super 10 against Bengal Warriors. Expect Abhishek Singh to return to the squad with full fitness and support Rohit Baliyan and Arjun in the raiding attack.
The team's defence will be led by the Sultan Fazel Atrachali and he will have the back of Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh and South Korean defender, Young Chang Ko.
Patna Pirates skipper Pardeep Narwal may make a change in the starting seven and bring Monu in place of under-performing Iranian raider, Mohammad Esmaeil. Jang Kun Lee should retain his position in the team.
Hadi Oshtorak and Jaideep will handle the corner positions while last game's hero, Neeraj Kumar will join forces with Vikas Jaglan to complete the team's defence.
Predicted Playing Sevens
U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh, Abhishek Singh, Rohit Baliyan, Arjun Deshwal, and Young Chang Ko.
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal (C), Jang Kun Lee, Monu, Hadi Oshtorak, Jaideep, Neeraj Kumar and Vikas Jaglan.