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In the 12th match of Pro Kabaddi League season seven two equally strong teams U Mumba and Puneri Paltan are going to face each other at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad on Saturday. Mumba has played total two matches so far in the season while Paltan has played only one. Currently, Mumba is reigning at seventh position in PKL standings along with total 5 points while Paltan is struggling at 11th position with 0 points in account.

Fazel Atrachali-led squad has faced a mixed season this year as they began their campaign with a 31-25 outstanding win against Telugu Titans but in their second encounter jolted against one-time title winner Jaipur Pink Panthers with the upsetting scoreline of 42-23. Now, in their upcoming battle against three-time title winner Puneri Paltan, Muma is looking forward to bounce back in the game. Despite putting their best possible efforts the squad lost to Panthers in their last game with a disappointing margin. In that match, the defensive unit of the strong squad seemed to look very shoddy which ultimately cost them a winning match. But this is not the end of the season as in their next battle Mumba could be back on track with their expert raiding department including Abhishek Singh and Dong Geon Lee for an excellent show.

On the other hand, three-time Pro Kabaddi League champions Puneri Paltan got off a disastrous start as they lost to Haryana Steeler in the very first battle of the season with a massive margin of 24-34 at Gachobowli Stadium. Now they are also hoping to turn the tables around with key players PO Surjeet Singh, Nitin Tomar and Girish Maruti Ernak. Paltan is also no less than from Mumba’s strong team and it will be a hard challenge for Atrachali and team to beat Surjeet Singh’s men in the upcoming match. Though star raider Nitin Tomar has missed the last encounter of his side against Steelers and it will be a surprise if he joins back the team in this match. He could be the ‘X-factor’ for opponents if performed in the second encounter of the season.

Match details

Date: July 27th, 2019, Saturday

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad

Timings: 7:30 pm (IST)

Probable Starting seven

Puneri Paltan: PO Surjeet Singh (Captain), Girish Maruti Ernak, Nitin Tomar/ Darshan Kadian, Manjeet, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Jadhav Shahaji and Shubham Shinde

U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali (Captain), Sandeep Narwal, Surender Singh, Young Chang Ko, Rohit Baliyan, Dong Geon Lee and Abhishek Singh.

Live Coverage

The 12th battle of Pro Kabaddi League season 7 will witness two equally strong teams. One-time PKL champions U Mumba are going to take on Puneri Paltan at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad. The exciting battle between both the strong teams will be broadcasted live on Star Sports networks. However, the online live streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar application.

Squads

Puneri Paltan’s team for Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Hadi Tajik, Girish Maruti Ernak, PO Surjeet Singh, Nitin Tomar, Satpal, Darshan Kadian, Manjeet, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Sagar B. Krishna, Deepak Yadav, Amit Kumar, Jadhav Balasaheb Shahaji, Emad Sedaghat Nia, Amit Kumar, Sandeep, and Shubham Shinde

U Mumba’s team for Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Young Chang Ko, Dong Geon Lee, Sandeep Narwal, Athul MS, Rohit Baliyan, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Abhishek Singh, Vinoth Kumar, Harendra Kumar, Harsh Vardhan, Fazel Atrachali, Rajaguru Subramanian, Arjun Deshwal, Mohit Balyan, Anil, Gaurav Kumar, and Surender Singh