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Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: U Mumba's predicted starting lineup

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#6 Hadi Oshtorak

Hadi will have his task cut out

Part of a title winning Patna team in season 4, Hadi produced some match winning performances at the fag end of the season, replacing captain Dharmaraj. Not many expected him to shine on such short notice, but he did.  

It was always going to be tough to find a replacement for Fazel at U Mumba but in Hadi, they have an extremely aggressive and athletic all-rounder who can defend extremely well. With solid options few and far between, Oshtorak will have his task cut out and will be keen to cement his position as a defender in the starting seven.

#7 Kuldeep Singh

He’s viewed as an all-rounder but 65% of Kuldeep Singh’s points have come from him executing a tackle. Anup will use him primarily as a defender, a role he performed with discipline at Patna last time around. Singh was the eleventh best defender last season but has the capability and the skills to break into the top five.

Kuldeep will experience multiple busy days on the mat. It will be intriguing to see how he performs in tricky scenarios. Nonetheless, he will be an out and out starter in Anup’s team, having played an integral role for his former side, Patna. 

Also read: Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Five Iranian players to keep a close eye on

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