MATCH PREVIEW: MATCH 11- U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi
Most matches this season have gone down to the wire and we can expect another thrilling encounter when 3 time finalists U Mumba will face the challenge of struggling Dabang Delhi.
Season 4 hasn’t been so great for both the teams as they are currently languishing at the bottom of the table. U Mumba lie 6th with just 1 victory (that too a close one with Jaipur) and 2 losses out of the 3 matches that they have played so far, with a total of 6 points.
Their last match against Patna Pirates at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur resulted in a loss for them as they lost the match 34-36. Their Captain Anup Kumar hasn’t performed well till now, he has to lead from the front. Rishank Devadiga secured a ‘Super 10’ against the Pirates, he would like to continue his good run and provide enough support to Anup. Their main defender Jeeva Kumar is still finding his form but Surjeet and Sunil Kumar have done a remarkable job.
The match is going to be even more crucial for Dabang Delhi who are yet to register a win. The team lacked coordination, which isn’t entirely surprising given that they have pretty much built a team from scratch ahead of this season.
What would also be an area of concern for the team would be the form of star raider Kashiling Adake who looked out of sorts in their first two encounters, not only as a raider but also as a captain. Deepak Narwal will be playing the supporting role. They will have to tighten their defence and they have the required men for the job in Prashant Chavan, Sachin Shingade and D. Suresh Kumar. Iranian All rounder Meraj Sheykh will look to provide the proper balance to his team.
U Mumba has the upper hand but Delhi will be desperate to perform against the champions of season 2.
Players to Watch Out
Anup Kumar (U Mumba) & Kashiling Adake (Dabang Delhi)