U Mumba vs. Haryana Steelers
Eliminator 2 will see U Mumba take on Haryana Steelers in Vivo Pro Kabaddi (PKL) 7. We look at the tactical aspects that might decide the contest.
Head to Head this season: U Mumba 1, Haryana Steelers 1.
Haryana’s raiding vs. U Mumba’s defence
The match between U Mumba and Haryana Steelers will see an exciting battle between Haryana’s raiding and U Mumba’s defence. The likes of Vikas Kandola, Prashanth Rai, and Vinay will come up against the league’s best defender Fazel, Sandeep, and Surinder. While U Mumba’s corners Fazel and Sandeep Narwal are in fine form, Surinder has taken just three tackle points from the last four matches at a tackle success rate of 26.67, and Harender too is the defensive concerns. Vikas Kandola and Prashanth Rai will look to take advantage of U Mumba’s weak right side, where Sandeep Narwal is not good against left raiders, and Harender has struggled throughout the season. U Mumba has used four players in the left cover position highlighting their struggles in the left cover position.
Can Abhishek and Co take advantage of a floundering Haryana defence?
Haryana Steelers will be confident about their raiding. But they will certainly have doubts about the ability of their defence to stop the inform U Mumba raiders. Haryana Steelers right cover Vikas Kale is in terrible form, while Captain Cheralathan will be returning from an injury. With Abhishek Singh and Arjun Deshwal both being both right raiders, U Mumba will be confident of their chances of scoring enough raid points. The form of Sunil and Ravi Kumar, Haryana’s most successful defenders will go a long way in deciding the contest.