U Mumba lock horns with Haryana Steelers in Eliminator 2 at EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad, as a part of the playoffs of Pro Kabaddi 2019. U Mumba ended their campaign in 4th place while Haryana Steelers were in 5th place by the end of the league stage.
U Mumba and Haryana Steelers are 1-1 this season in terms of head-to-head. A win in tonight's encounter will see them advance to Semi-Final 2, where they will clash against Bengal Warriors on 16th October.
U Mumba has found a balanced offensive core by the end of league-stage with Abhishek Singh leading the charts with 135 raid points in 19 matches. He has averaged 8.4 raid points with six Super-10s in his last nine outings this season.
Arjun Deshwal has been a dependable support raider with 85 raid points. He scored nine raid points in his comeback against Dabang Delhi K.C. Athul MS could be the go-to man for the crucial raids of the match tonight.
Vikash Khandola has led the offense of Haryana Steelers as a stalwart with 178 raid points in 19 matches. Vinay has been a sensational assisting raider with 116 raid points to his name.
Prashanth Kumar Rai could be a key player tonight as he has better records versus Fazel Atrachali (7-2) and Sandeep Narwal (4-1). His role will be vital for the team heading into the do-or-die game tonight.
'Sultan' Fazel Atrachali holds the orange arm-band with 78 tackle points in 22 matches thus far. Sandeep Narwal has also found his rhythm with 51 tackle points to his name. Both Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal have 20 tackle points combined in two outings versus Haryana Steelers.
U Mumba's covers will have to step up tonight with Surinder Singh at the right cover. Young Chang Ko and Harender Kumar haven't played well this season with a 70% unsuccessful strike rate. One of them will have to play their level best to stop Vikash Khandola & Co.
Right corner Sunil has 55 tackle points in 20 matches. The duo of Sunil and Ravi Kumar has taken 107 tackle points combined as the best right corner-left cover duo this season.
Skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan will look to lead his side to a dominant victory with his experience. Vikas Kale will have to put up a matured performance tonight.
U Mumba or Haryana Steelers? Who will proceed towards the semi-finals to square off against Bengal Warriors?
Head To Head Record
U Mumba: 5
Haryana Steelers: 3
Previous Meeting in Season 7:
- 19th August 2019 - Haryana Steelers defeated U Mumba (27-30).
- 10th October 2019 - U Mumba defeated Haryana Steelers (39-33).
Time: 08:30 PM IST (14th October 2019)
Venue: EKA Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad
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Published 14 Oct 2019, 20:00 IST