In the second game of the night, fourth-placed U Mumba will take on the fifth-placed Haryana Steelers in Eliminator 2 on Monday, 14th October at the EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad at 8:30 PM IST.
Both these sides met a few days ago with U Mumba beating the Steelers 39-33.
U Mumba have always been consistent in PKL history and they were consistent throughout the tournament and finished strongly with Fazel Atrachali finishing the group stage as the defender with most points. U Mumba tied 37-37 with Dabang Delhi KC in their last group stage game.
Meanwhile, the aforementioned 39-33 loss to U Mumba was the Steelers' last league stage game.
Team News - U Mumba
U Mumba have a well-set lineup ahead of the playoffs led by their defence which seems solid except for the left cover position which is expected to be occupied by Young Chang Ko. Abhishek Singh is expected to lead the raiding department along with Arjun Deshwal while Rohit Baliyan provides backup. Ajinkya Kapre has shined and even he can make an appearance from the bench.
Predicted Starting 7: Fazel Atrachali (C), Sandeep Narwal, Surinder Singh, Young Chang Ko, Rohit Baliyan, Arjun Deshwal and Abhishek Singh.
Team News - Haryana Steelers
The Steelers did very well this season after a slow start and the arrival of star raider Vikash Khandola sparked a tremendous run of games for them. With Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vinay doing pretty well too, it will be a brilliant contest between this solid raiding unit and the U Mumba defence.
In defence, skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan's switch to the left corner early on in the season reaped heavy rewards as Sunil thrived in the right corner and cemented his position. Ravi Kumar and the somewhat shaky Vikas Kale form the cover combination.
Predicted Starting 7: Dharmaraj Cheralathan (C), Vikash Khandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vinay, Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar and Sunil.
Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Abhishek Singh, Arjun Deshwal, Rohit Baliyan, Vikash Khandola, Vinay and Prashanth Kumar Rai are the six raiding options available for this match. With this many options available, it'll be wise to get one premium raider like Vikash or Abhishek and couple them with raiders who're lesser in price.
All-Rounders: Sandeep Narwal is the only all-rounder pegged on for a start and he should be backed.
Defenders: Fazel Atrachali, Surinder Singh, Sunil, Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Vikas Kale are the premium defenders while Ravi Kumar and Young Chang Ko offer options at a cheaper price.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Arjun Deshwal, Vikash Khandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Sandeep Narwal, Young Chang Ko and Surinder Singh.
Captain: Vikash Khandola Vice-captain: Arjun Deshwal.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Prashanth Kumar Rai, Abhishek Singh, Vinay, Sandeep Narwal, Young Chang Ko, Ravi Kumar and Fazel Atrachali.
Captain: Abhishek Singh Vice-captain: Prashanth Kumar Rai.