UP Yoddha come into the match on the back of a well-contested 27-27 tie versus Patna Pirates; whereas U Mumba are reeling from a crushing 39-21 loss against Gujarat Fortunegiants.
U.P. Yoddha will enter tonighta��s match with renewed zest and desire in their quest to start their home campaign on a winning note. The team, led by Nitin Tomar, looks in fine touch having been undefeated four times in their five games so far. Currently, sitting third in the Zone B points table, the league debutants will look to keep their all round-show intact against a solid U Mumba outfit.
U Mumbaa��s campaign is laced with two wins and two defeats, with the Season 2 champions yet to show top form. They have a tally of only 10 points from four games, with plenty found wanting on both the attacking and defensive fronts.
Captain Anup Kumara��s leadership qualities are indisputable but his raiding tactics have not been as per his lofty standards. With one of the best raiding units in the league on paper, ita��s high time that the Mumbai raiders upped their game. The defence also needs to improve to restrict the likes of Tomar and Rishank Devadiga from the Lucknow camp.
UP Yoddha vs U Mumba Starting 7
UP Yoddha – Nitin Tomar (c), Rishank Devadiga, Rajesh Narwal, Jeeva Kumar, Mahesh Goud, Nitesh Kumar, Pankaj
U Mumba – Anup Kumar (c), Shabeer Bapu, Kashiling Adake, Surender Singh, Joginder Narwal, D Suresh Kumar, Kuldeep Singh