Pro Kabaddi 2016, Season 4 - Live Match Telecast: U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panther, PKL Season 4 Match Online at Starsports.com
Two former champions meet each other in the second game of the Pro Kabaddi League 4 at Mumbai. U Mumba have, hands down, been the most consistent team over the three seasons and have reached each of the three finals under the able captaincy of Anup Kumar, where as the Pink Panthers have tailed off after winning the inaugural season.
The Live Streaming for the game between U Mumba and Jaipur Pink Panthers will be available on www.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) in English and Star Sports 3 (HD) in Hindi.
The fall from grace of Abhishek Bachan owned Jaipur Pink Panthers has been steep to say the least, after winning the inaugural season, they have failed to get to the last four in each of the two occasions. They have a new look squad this time round, which includes the addition of former U Mumba raider Shabeer Bapu.
Shabeer Bapu’s addition can be key for the Panthers, his style exactly opposite (and potentially complementing) to their captain Jasvir Singh, who has a more passive aggressive style, relying on high kicks, experience and reading of the game. Shabeer Bapu, on the other hand, relies on his quickness and toe touches while raiding.
Jasvir Singh, in particular, has a lot to prove as a captain, after missing most of the last season with an injury, he failed to really get back his mojo in the games he played.
U Mumba have been the team to beat in each of the last three editions, but with the spine of the squad changed to a certain extent, it will be interesting to see how they perform. U Mumba's consistency in the tournament has been build upon the rock of a defence, but with right corner Mohit Chhillar, left corner Fazel Atrachali, and defender Vishal Mane all playing for different franchises this season, their invincibility might be under threat.
Indian national team captain Anup Kumar leads the side, and has been the leading player over the three seasons, whether it is raiding at the right time, running down the clock or using a video referral to his advantage, he has set the ceiling for an individual as a performer in the League.
It will be interesting to see who comes out on top, the Pink Panthers or the new look U Mumba.