PREVIEW

Jaipur Pink Panthers will host UMumba for the next header at Tau Devilal Sports Complex, Panchkula on Saturday. Jaipur’s second home encounter will see them squaring off against the Zone A leaders UMumba who are coming into this affair after rattling Dabang Delhi K.C 45-19 in their last game.

For Jaipur, this game is not for any means what so ever in the context of the competition as they are already out of the race to finish among the top 3. This would be the final encounter between the two sides this season. It is not going to be a cakewalk for the bottom-placed Jaipur Pink Panthers when they take on the table toppers UMumba as UMumba have managed to get the better of Panthers on both the previous outings.

In the first meeting UMumba outscored Jaipur Pink Panthers by a scoreline of 39-32 while in the next outing, Jaipur Pink Panthers were outplayed by 48-24. In the last match that they played against each other, Abhishek Singh returned the highest score of 12 points while Darshan Kadian scored Darshan Kadian 10 points. Vinod Kumar scored 7 points while Fazel Atrachali scored 5 points. From Jaipur Pink Panthers, Deepak Niwas Hooda scored 6 points and he was the leading raider for the side. Skipper Anup Kumar scored 5 points.

UMumba have already secured their place in the playoffs but they would aim to continue their dominance over their counterparts and aim to continue a hat-trick of wins against the same opponents. Although it is going to be a dead rubber for Jaipur Pink Panthers, they would hope to register their first win against the Pink Panthers.

 

Game-Time

Time: December 15, 08:00 PM, IST

Venue: Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

SQUADS

UMumba: Fazel Atrachali(c), Siddharth Sirish Desai, Mohit Balyan, Vinod Kumar, Hadi Tajik, Darshan Kadian, Adinath Sakharam Gavali, Gaurav Kumar, Rohit Baliyan, Anil, Dharamaraj Cheralathan, Rajaguru Subramaniam, Shiv Om, Arjun Deshwal, E Subhash,Surinder Singh, Abolfazal Maghsodloumahali, Abhishek Singh, R Sriram.

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Anup Kumar(c), Ajit Singh, K. Selvamani, Nitin Rawal, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ashok Kumar, David Shilisia J Mosambayi, Anand Patil, Amit Kumar, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Brijendra Singh Chaudhary, Santhapanaselvam, Gangadhari Mallesh, Lokesh Kaushik, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Mohit Chhillar, N. Shiva Ramakrishna, Bajirao Hodage, Young Chang Ko.

 

TEAM NEWS

Darshan Kadian might feature in this encounter as the third raider.

 

Probable playing 7

Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda (c), Ajinkya Pawar, Anand Patil, Sunil Siddhgavali, Amit Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, and Santhapanaselvam

U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali (c), Siddharth Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Arjun Deshwal, Surender Singh, Rohit Rana, and Dharmaraj Cheralathan

 

Key Battles

Siddharth Desai (two-sided raider) vs Santhapanaselvam (right corner)

Deepak Niwas Hooda (left raider) vs Dharmaraj Cheralathan (right corner)

 

Funtush11 Fantasy Squad

The rookie sensation Siddharth Desai is the leading scorer for UMumba. He has scored 200 raid points in 18 matches. With an average of 10.94 raid points per match, Desai is an unmissable fantasy pick. Along with him, Darshan Kadian can be picked as he has returned decent points for the team whenever he has got a chance.

Among all-rounders you can pick Deepak Niwas Hooda without giving it a second thought. In 15 matches, he has picked 142 points and he is one most valuable players for Pink Panthers.  Deepak Niwas Hooda returned with 8 points in the last game and took his raiding tally above 130 this season. He is the only choice in this facet.

After an imperious show in the last game against Puneri Paltan where he took 8 tackle points, Sunil Siddhgavali will be the perfect choice with fewer credit points. The duo of Surender Singh and Orange arm-band holder UMumba’s skipper Fazel Atrachali has been the mainstay of UMumba’s defence this season, hence they should be there in your fantasy team. Among others, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Rohit Rana who have been chipping in with 2 or 3 tackle points continuously would be a great choice.

The green arm-band holder Siddharth Desai with 197 raid points is our premier pick here. Ajinkya Pawar is the other choice who has been raiding well in the absence of Anup Kumar. Among others, Rohit Baliyan is the safest pick in this facet.

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