Gujarat Giants take the mat against U Mumba in their seventh match of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

The Giants come into the match, having won their last two clashes in the PKL. In their last outing on Saturday, October 22, the Giants beat Haryana Steelers 42-38. Rakesh Sungroya, who has collected the second-most raid points in PKL 9, once again, played a vital role in the team’s success with his fifth Super 10 of the season.

Sungroya scored 18 points - 17 touch points and one bonus point - from 27 raids against the Steelers, with three successful raids in his last four attempts proving key in helping the Giants over the line. Sourav Gulia was the best defender on the mat, scoring a point each from his five tackles.

Gujarat Giants are currently fourth on the PKL Season 9 points table with 19 points. They have won thrice, lost twice and tied their opening game of the campaign.

On the other hand, with three wins and three defeats in six games, U Mumba are currently eighth on the PKL Season 9 points table. A second half charge from Bengaluru Bulls surprised U Mumba, who were leading 24-11 in the first half. Bharat Naresh scored 16 points after the interval for the Bulls as they came from behind to win 42-32.

Gujarat Giants vs U Mumba head-to-head

Gujarat Giants have gone up against U Mumba on 10 previous occasions in the Pro Kabaddi League. The Giants have the upper hand, winning six matches while U Mumba have emerged victorious thrice. The latest clash between the two teams in PKL Season 8 ended in a 24-all tie.

Since PKL Season 6, the Giants and U Mumba have both won thrice against each other. The Giants won a close game 36-33 last season, courtesy of Rakesh Sungroya’s 13 raid points.

U Mumba last beat Gujarat Giants, a 32-20 triumph, in PKL Season 7.

A victory for the Gujarat Giants on Wednesday will help them steer further clear of U Mumba on the PKL Season 9 points table and continue their charge for the top 4.