Top spot and clean sweep in sight for Gujarat Fortunegiants against U Mumba

Top spot and clean sweep in sight for Gujarat Fortunegiants against U Mumba

A titanic clash in Delhi sees the top two teams in Zone A, U Mumba and Gujarat Fortunegiants, slug it out on the mat at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex to propel themselves to the helm of the standings. The two teams’ combined 23 victories this campaign exceeds the total number of wins by the rest of teams in Zone A which shows what sizzling form they are in.

The two teams have battled it out twice already in Season 6 with Gujarat Fortunegiants triumphing on both occasions and maintaining their perfect record against U Mumba. In their previous encounter, Gujarat Fortunegiants came back from a 10-point deficit to beat U Mumba courtesy of a Super 10 from K Prapanjan and a High 5 from Parvesh Bhainswal.

Match 92 (Zone A): U Mumba vs. Gujarat Fortunegiants

Head-to-head: Gujarat Fortunegiants 5-0 U Mumba

Form Guide:

U Mumba

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.

WON

41

34

Vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.

WON

39

23

Vs. Gujarat Fortunegiants

LOST

35

39

Vs. Tamil Thalaivas

WON

36

22

Vs. Bengaluru Bulls

WON

32

29

TOTAL

4-0-1

183

147

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 36.6

Average Points Conceded – 29.4

Best Raider – Siddharth Desai

Best Defender – Surender Singh

Gujarat Fortunegiants

RESULT(W-T-L)

POINTS SCORED

POINTS CONCEDED

Vs. Puneri Paltan

WON

35

20

Vs.  Haryana Steelers

WON

40

31

Vs. U Mumba

WON

39

35

Vs. Dabang Delhi K.C.

LOST

26

29

Vs. U.P. Yoddha

WON

37

32

TOTAL

4-0-1

177

147

Stats from the last five matches –

Average Points Scored – 35.4

Average Points Conceded – 29.4

Best Raider - Sachin

Best Defender – Parvesh Bhainswal

The big battle –

Siddharth Desai vs. Parvesh Bhainswal

Siddharth Desai’s stellar debut campaign has seen him break multiple records and the rookie continues to impress and lead U Mumba in offence. His team may have lost both its fixtures against Gujarat Fortunegiants, but Desai performed at his mercurial best in those matches, scoring 25 points in two games at an average of 12.5 per game. If U Mumba are to win their first ever match against Gujarat Fortunegiants, Desai will need to perform at the same level, if not better.

After ably playing his role as the supporting defenders last season, Parvesh Bhainswal, through his performances, has emerged as the star of a stellar Gujarat Fortunegiants defence. He is one of five players with over 50 tackle points this season and his numbers in his last five appearances are sublime. He has scored 22 tackle points in just 26 attempts while also assisting a further 16 tackles. His five tackle points under five minutes against U Mumba in their previous encounter helped his team climb back from a 10-point deficit and win an important fixture.

Their career duel is level at 3-3 and whoever grabs the onus in their third encounter this campaign might decide the outcome of the fixture for their team.

Key Khiladi -

Surender Singh – U Mumba

U Mumba’s Right Cover Surender Singh has enjoyed a magnificent campaign under the captaincy of Fazel Atrachali. Singh leads the league in assists with a whopping 71; 24 more than the next best tally. He has also contributed 45 tackle points this season, placing him eighth on the list of Best Defenders. Singh was limited to just three tackle points in his two appearances against Gujarat Fortunegiants and U Mumba will be hoping for a better showing from their young Cover defender in the coming match.

Ruturaj Koravi – Gujarat Fortunegiants

Right Corner Ruturaj Koravi has been a consistent contributor in defence for Gujarat Fortunegiants this campaign. He has picked up 34 tackle points and assisted 20 more tackles from his teammates. Koravi’s role against U Mumba will be crucial considering they have two excellent left raiders in Rohit Baliyan and Siddharth Desai.

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