The final match of the Mumbai leg promises to be an exciting one, as the Giants lock horns with U Mumba at the Dome@ NSCI SVP Stadium in Mumbai. Enjoying a perfect start to the season, the Giants will look to keep up their winning momentum against the home side in the final match of the Mumbai leg. A win would mean the Giants end the first two legs of the season with a 100% record.
After two emphatic victories against Bengaluru Bulls and U.P. Yoddha, the Giants were tested for the first time this season against Dabang Delhi. GB More’s heroic all-round performance ensured a five-point win as the Giants rose to the challenge.
Our beloved coach Manpreet Singh was full of praise for GB More, terming him as a surprise package in the team post the victory over the table toppers. More will look to back up last night’s fine performance, especially against a defensively strong side like U Mumba.
The ever-reliable Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal should relish the opportunity of facing an inexperienced U Mumba attacking unit. After taking down top quality raiders like Monu Goyat and Shrikant Jadhav, expect fireworks on the mat tonight. Sumit and Ankit have also shown glimpses of their brilliance in the corners, and it will be interesting to see their approach when they go up against Abhishek Singh.
Despite not being at his stellar best, Sachin Tanwar will be up against the destructive corner duo of Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal. Sachin played with the U Mumba captain in season 5 of VIVO PKL, and definitely knows a thing or two about the Iranian. It remains to be seen who will come out on top in this epic battle between two of the leagues top stars.
Rohit Gulia has been the teams best raider with 20 raid points in three matches. He’s had no problems even against the stronger defensive units like Delhi.Now, he will be up against another mighty defensive team and Rohit is well aware of the challenges that Fazel, Sandeep and Surender bring to the table.
After a stunning High 5 against Bengaluru Bulls in the opening encounter, Sunil has only taken three tackle points from the next two outings. You can’t keep a champion like him down for long, so expect our captain fantastic to rise to the occasion against the under-performing U Mumba raiding unit.
Head to Head:
Turn away U Mumba fans! We have an astonishingly dominant head to head record against U Mumba beating them five times in six matches. Most encounters have been one way traffic, and expect today to be the same.
Predicted Line up:
Having named an unchanged starting 7 in all our matches, expect our coach to stick to this winning combination.
Sachin Tanwar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sumit, Rohit Gulia, Sunil Kumar(C), Ankit, More GB.