Pro Kabaddi 2016, Season 4 - Live Match Telecast: U Mumba vs Telugu Titans, PKL Season 4 match 45 online at Starsports.com
Match 45 of Pro Kabaddi League features U Mumba and Telugu Titans, in a very important match for both the teams. The 2nd placed, Telugu Titans, will face 4th placed, U Mumba, in a match where both the teams would want to avoid losing. At such a crucial stage in the tournament, a defeat will give the chasing pack of Puneri Paltans and Bengaluru Bulls the window to capitalize on, and grab one of the top 4 places.
The Live Streaming for the Pro Kabaddi Season 4 game between U Mumba and Telugu Titans will be available on starsports.com from 21:00 hours IST. The match will be telecasted live from DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai, and will be aired on Star Sports 2 (HD)/Star Sports 2 in English and Star Sports 3 /Star Sports 3 (HD) in Hindi.
U Mumba looking to build on momentum
U Mumba earned a crucial victory in their last match, as they defeated derby rivals, Puneri Paltans in a close match, 34-31. Ajay Thakur caused many problems for the Mumbai outfit, but Anup Kumar and co. held on to register a crucial victory.
The team from Mumbai has been impressive in this season’s Pro Kabaddi League and finally broke into the top 4 after a brilliant performance in their last match. They started off their campaign with a tense 36-34 win over Season 1 champions, Jaipur Pink Panthers, however, have been inconstent at best. Their lowest point of the tournament was the disappointing performance against Puneri Paltans, 41-19. That was Puneri Paltan’s first ever victory over U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi.
They failed to get back to winning ways, as they went down to the defending champions, Patna Pirates in their third game of the season. However, they came storming back in their next two games, putting in strong performances in their next 2 matches, as they defeated Dabang Delhi, 27-25, and thrashed Bengal Warriors, 26-18.
U Mumba, though, failed to keep up their winning momentum, as they went down to today’s opponents, Telugu Titans, 30-35 . Their match against Bengaluru Bulls was a thrilling encounter, as Mumbai sealed a close 24-23 victory. In their most recent match, Mumbai put up a clinical performance and registered yet another victory against the Jaipur Pink Panthers, 29-23.
The team from West India, who were last season's runners-up will be reliant on Anup Kumar and Rakesh Kumar to deliver the goods in this all important match. Rishank Devadiga has been a constant performer for U-Mumba in Season 4, and he will need to be at the top of his game today against the in-form Titans.
Can Rahul Chaudhari star again?
Telugu Titans came out with a sparkling performance in their last match, as they beat Dabang Delhi 36-28. The bandaged Rahul Chaudhuri was the hero of the match, as he troubled the opposition defense time and again. The win was Titans’ 6th consecutive victory, and they will look to continue their dream run.
Titans started off their campaign with a solid win over Puneri Paltans, 28-24. Their best performance of the season came against Bengal Warriors, as they thrashed the Bengal outfit 35-18. They’ve had a solid tournament after a shaky start, and will look to consolidate their place in the top 4 with a win.
Rahul Chaudhuri is on fire, and is currently the best raider in Season 4, with 89 raid points. If past performances are anything to go by, the Mumbai defense is in for a long night.
Nilesh Salunke too has been impressive this season and has scored 46 raid points. He’ll have a crucial role to play alongside Chaudhuri. Youngsters, Vinod and Sandeep Dhull have put in some age-defying performances this season, with strong ankle holds and good pace across the mat.
The two rising stars will spearhead the Titans defense, and will have to put up a good showing against the likes of Rishank Devadiga and Co. Dhull has registered 28 tackle points and Vinod has 25.
The match promises to be an intriguing as the teams vie for a spot in the top 4.