PKL Season 6: Pune will be up against Mumbai in the derby battle tonight

Pro Kabaddi League season 6 is in its fifth leg. On day 2, Home team UP Yoddha will play against Bengaluru Bulls. Before this match, it will be the ‘Maharashtrian Derby’ in which U Mumba will take on Puneri Paltan. In this season, 2 matches have been played between these teams where one was a draw and the other one was won by Puneri Paltan.

Team Analysis

U Mumba

U Mumba is at the second position of Zone B points table. In their last game, they defeated Patna Pirates in Patna. Siddharth Desai has been the top raider for Mumba. In two matches against Puneri Paltan, he has 30 raid points to his name. Abhishek Singh and Rohit Baliyan have played their roles of being the supportive raider to him very well. Defense is all set with skipper Fazel Atrachali, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, and Surender Singh. Fazel Atrachali is the top defender for them.

Puneri Paltan 

Puneri Paltan is the table topper of Zone A. Their confidence will be high after a win over the Dabang Delhi K.C. in the previous match. Nitin Tomar has returned with Super 10’s in two matches against U Mumba. Paltan will expect him to be on the mat for maximum time. Akshay Jadhav and More GB have played the role of supporting raiders to Nitin. Puneri Paltan is the only team to have two players in defender’s list and they are skipper Girish Ernak and Ravi Kumar. All-rounders Sandeep Narwal and Monu are also there to play for both fronts offense and defense.

Head to Head 

Both the teams have clashed 13 times in which U Mumba has won 7 matches and Puneri Paltan was successful in winning 5 matches. Whereas one match ended up with a draw.

Key Battle

Siddharth Desai vs Girish Ernak

Siddharth Desai has emerged as a player of this season. He is been sensational with his raids. He has scored 97 raid points from 7 matches. He looks absolutely unstoppable in this season with average raid points of 13.86. But it will not be easy for him to score raid points today when there will be Puneri’s skipper and left corner Girish Ernak in front of him. Girish stands the third in top defenders list of this season with 31 tackle points from 10 matches.

Key Players

Fazel Atrachali, U Mumba

Iranian defender and U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali is in great form. He looks in no mood of giving away any point to his opponent. He is at the fourth position in defender’s chart courtesy of his blocks and dashes.

Nitin Tomar, Puneri Paltan

Nitin Tomar is the only raider with 100 raid points in this season till now. He has scored 28 points in two matches against U Mumba in this season. His contribution to the Paltan will be vital today.

Match Timing 

The match will be held at 8 pm (IST) in Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida.

TV Broadcasting 

Star Sports network will broadcast the match. And hoststar.com will broadcast the match online.

Squads 

U Mumba

Fazel Atrachali, Dharmarajan Cheralathan, Abhishek Singh, Siddharth Desai, Vinod Kumar, Abofazl Maghsodloumahali, R Sriram, Rohit Baliyan, Hadi Tajik, Adinath Gavali, E Subash, Surinder Singh, Shiv Om, Gaurav Kumar, Mohit Balyan, Anil, Arjun Deshwal, Darshan Kadian, Rajaguru Subramanian

Puneri Paltan

Nitin Tomar, Vinod Kumar, Sanjay Shrestha, Parvesh, Akshay Jadhav, Bajrang, Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, More GB, Girish Maruti Ernak, Vikash Khatri, Rinku Narwal, Monu, Amit Kumar, Ravi Kumar

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