Jaipur Pink Panthers’ opening game of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 will see them face off against U Mumba at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. Fresh off their first victory of the season against Telugu Titans on the opening day, U Mumba will have winning momentum on their side. Jaipur Pink Panthers, however, have an excellent mix of talented youngsters and experienced campaigners, and can pose a stern challenge to any team this season.
Match 5: U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
Head-to-head: U Mumba 8 – 5 Jaipur Pink Panthers. 2 Ties.
‘Sultan’ Fazel Atrachali ably led U Mumba to victory in their opening fixture against home team Telugu Titans and was inspiring both as a captain and a defender. He and fellow corner Sandeep Narwal combined to score 8 tackle points and effectively kept the opposition raiders in check. Raider Abhishek Singh came into his own on the night and scored the first Super 10 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7. With their combination clicking, and the options they have with youngsters like Arjun Deshwal on their roster, U Mumba will be looking forward to having another successful game against Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Jaipur Pink Panthers have a host of proven campaigners in their side as well as some exciting young talents, making them a very well-balanced unit. In captain Deepak Niwas Hooda, they possess one of VIVO Pro Kabaddi’s most effective all-rounders. Young raider Ajinkya Pawar, who showed that he is a talent to watch out scoring 71 raid points in Season 6, will be looking to build on his performances from last year. The addition of Nilesh Salunke to this mix gives Jaipur Pink Panthers’ attack an additional edge which any defence will find hard to contain. Amit Hooda’s entry into the side as the opposite Corner to Super Tackle specialist Sandeep Dhull means the defence is well taken care of as well. With so much firepower to call upon, Jaipur Pink Panthers will be itching to get a victory under their belt early in the competition.