The Mumbai-based franchise of the world's biggest hockey league, Dabang Mumbai, made wholesome changes to the squad ahead of the season. For the 2016 Coal India Hockey India League, the Alphas retained just 3 players and brought in 17 players to overturn their fortunes.Dabang Mumbai narrowly missed the semi-final of the 4th edition of the tournament despite having the same points as 4th-placed team Kalinga Lancers. The new signings created an immediate impact as the Alphas registered their best finish to the tournament.Let's take a look at the 5 best performers from the new players signed by Dabang Mumbai:
#1 Matthew Swann
Australian international, Matthew Swann was signed by Dabang Mumbai for US $75,000. Despite paying almost 4 times the base price, Swann proved to be a bargain as he donned the captain's armband with pride and led the team by example. Despite playing as a midfielder, the 26-year-old contributed up front scoring 1 field goal (2 points) while he was a nightmare for the opposition. His leadership skills enabled his teammates to raise their level and help the team enormously.