Name: Kuldeep Singh

Team: U Mumba

Position: Defender

The U Mumba defence had come under fire recently for conceding points easily and not supporting the raiders enough. However, in Wednesday’s game defender Kuldeep Singh made sure that the Mumbai side did not make the same errors. He and Hadi Oshtorak absorbed the pressure in the tense moments and kept the defence tight to help U Mumba over the line 38-32 for the first time in their home leg.

Kuldeep Singh scored 7 points on the night, with 6 of them coming from tackles. He steadied the ship for U Mumba when the young defenders in the side went in for hasty tackles. He made sure that Haryana Steelers had to fight hard for the one All-Out they inflicted on U Mumba.

As the Mumbai leg draws to a close on Thursday with U Mumba facing the mighty Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Anup Kumar-led side will look for a similar display from this defender to help them secure another home win.