Finally, the U Mumba of old has returned – defence and attack working in tandem and complimenting each other to set up a brilliant win against Bengal Warriors in Hyderabad on Sunday. While the personnel responsible for this might have changed, it is encouraging to see for U Mumba who are aiming to reach the play-offs for the fourth season running.

It can only be described as a shaky start for the Season 3 finalists with their famed defence letting them down in the match against Puneri Paltan only to redeem themselves and beyond in the match against Bengal Warriors. Despite a stellar performance from star raider Rishank Devadiga in the match against Patna Pirates, it was only when the entire team worked together in sync that U Mumba were able to pull off a dominant win. Coach Bhaskaran believes that this was inevitable. “Surjeet, our cover defender joined us just 2 days before the league began. This meant that he had very little time to work on his coordination with the rest of the team. But I believe that now he has sorted out all the kinks and is working very well with Jeeva (Kumar) and the others.” paroxetine tablets buy, acquire clomid.

With 16 points from three wins, currently second in the league table, there is a different attitude to the U Mumba side that turn up for matches. They might seem vulnerable and easy to attack but Bhaskaran Sir believes that one reason for their confidence is Rishank’s performance that has seen him continue his brilliant form from Season 3, where he was named ‘Raider of the Tournament’. “Rishank has grown in his game ever since Season 1 and now his hard work and dedication has only increased. He has the ability to completely change a match which gives confidence to the other players on the team. He is also a team player and always contributes to making the team win.”

U Mumba pride themselves on their shrewd strategic decisions and captain Anup Kumar’s captaincy has been key in this regard, especially the manner in which he encourages his teammates. Bhaskaran Sir’s decision to bring on Suresu Kumar for the do-or-die raids while Rishank was off the mat was instrumental in U Mumba keeping Bengal Warriors at bay. This also brought to light the bench strength that seemed to have weakened after the auction before the start of Season 4. “We were mulling how to use Suresu and decided to try him out for the match against Warriors. It worked brilliantly contributing to the confidence of the team as well. Everyone was happy for him that he played well which meant the mood of the team was also positive. We believe in giving all our players a chance to succeed,”concludes Bhaskaran Sir.

With the mood in the camp currently one of optimism, U Mumba face home team Telugu Titans on the 6th of July in Hyderabad.


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