U.P. Yoddha take on U Mumba next at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Balewadi in Pune on Wednesday with an aim to maintain their recent winning run. The team made their way in the top six on Monday with a win over Jaipur Pink Panthers and another win at the same venue will see them move on to the fourth spot in the Season 7 standings. U Mumba, meanwhile, will be looking to reclaim their fifth position from U.P. Yoddha and will be expected to fight hard to make that happen.
Match 95: U Mumba vs U.P. Yoddha
Head-to-head: U Mumba 2 – 3 U.P. Yoddha
Win Rate: 46.67%
Best Raider: Abhishek Singh
Best Defender: Fazel Atrachali
U Mumba’s recent positive run of results was halted by Bengal Warriors in their previous game which they lost in spite of a valiant fightback. Arjun Deshwal was brilliant in raiding and scored 14 raid points for the side in that match, while ‘Sultan’ Fazel Atrachali scored 4 tackle points. However, the rest of the team could only manage 8 points between themselves with the team’s leading raider this season, Abhishek Singh, accounting for 3 of them. Their defence, which has the likes of Sandeep Narwal and Surinder Singh failed to make a big impact. They will, however, be itching to get going again and live up to their billing against an in-form U.P. Yoddha attack.
Win Rate: 53.33%
Best Raider: Shrikant Jadhav
Best Defender: Sumit
U.P. Yoddha continued their impressive run on Monday which has seen them lose only one of their previous seven matches. The highlight of their victory was the way in which multiple players stepped up and delivered in their previous match to ensure the raiding and tackling responsibilities were evenly distributed. Though the team’s lead raider, Shrikant Jadhav, top-scored with 9 points, Rishank Devadiga contributed well with points to his name while Surender Gill scored 7. Skipper Nitesh Kumar looked in good touch as he scored 3 tackle points. The team will hope to maintain this balance in their play as they look to maintain their hold over the fifth position in the Season 7 standings.