Our Giant unbeaten streak came to an end with a fighting loss to Dabang Delhi in a match which was close till the final moment. The Giants played till the final raid of the match, unfortunately, to lose the game.
Sachin Tanwar top scored with 9 total points against a good defence from Dabang Delhi and Parvesh Bhainswal added another High 5 to his name. Even with a top performance from the players we lost by a slender margin of 3 points. Our raiders made some crucial errors in a close game which coach Manpreet will have surely addressed to the team.
Now we must learn from our mistakes and look forward to facing another strong team in U Mumba. We certainly remember our previous encounter against them and that raid from Mahendra Rajput which turned the game in our favour. But since that match, U Mumba have looked stronger. Fazel Atrachali has been on top form for them along with the top raider of the VIVO PKL 6 Siddharth Desai. A player who had quite a good outing against us in our previous encounter. Our defence will surely look to stop him for fewer raid points than his average. After losing our last game, we will be looking to bounce back with nothing less than a win.
Battle within the Battle: Parvesh Bhainswal vs. Fazel Atrachali
One of the top defenders of VIVO PKL 6, the Iranian corner will be one to look out for in our match with U Mumba. Fazel Atrachali will look to change the record of U Mumba against us and give them their first win over us. Our own Parvesh Bhainswal has been making consistent progress throughout the season. He added his second High 5 of the season against Dabang Delhi and will play an essential role in stopping the star raider Siddharth Desai. It will a treat to watch these two defenders to play as they display their talent on the mat.
With the top raider of VIVO PKL6 in the opposition, defence will have to be at the top of their game. Our captain along with Parvesh Bhainswal has been one of the top defensive duos this season so far. Sunil Kumar will have to put in an impressive performance for us to win against U Mumba. He will have to lead the team by example and stop Siddharth Desai from having a high scoring game.
The corner defender who has been playing well and improving with each game will have to be active when he goes up against the top raider Siddharth Desai. He will play a key role in our game against U Mumba. Our defence will have to play like a unit and play an all-around game.
VIVO PKL 6, Match 45: Gujarat Fortune Giants Vs U Mumba, 9 PM IST
Venue: The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad
Broadcast: Star Sports Network