U Mumba is one of the powerhouse franchises in the Pro Kabaddi League. The 2015 PKL champions and one of the successful teams of the league, U Mumba, will fight it out against the host team Bengaluru Bulls on the opening day of PKL 2021. They have a good young team this year without the star power they usually have every season.
NEW SIGNING IN THE AUCTION : U MUMBA
The team has looked forward to a major makeover as a young fiery squad is given a chance over a squad with big experienced names which was a case till the last season. Ronnie Screwvala was able to successfully retain his star Iranian superstar and captain Fazel Atrachalli and Abhishek Singh, who will be the vice-captain and one of the most prominent raiders this season. The squad also were able to retain Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre and Harendra Kumar as a defender-raider duo for the upcoming season.
U Mumba has strengthened their squad with versatile classic all-rounders like Mohsen Mghsoudlou and Ashish Sangwan who hold the ability to change their role as per the situation. These lively all-rounders will play a key role to ensure the results fall in U Mumba’s way.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR – PRO KABADDI LEAGUE – U MUMBA ?
It will be interesting to see how U Mumba’s former defender Rajaguru Subramanian takes charge of the role of head coach this season and grooms youngsters coming into this high-intensity tournament. Rajaguru’s leadership and mentorship glimpse during his tenure as a player earned him trust from the board to lead the side in the upcoming season.
There are a couple of players to watch out for this season for the Mumbai side. Some of them include names like Fazel Atrachali, Sunil Siddhgavali, Abhishek Singh, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre and Ashish Kumar Sangwan. In addition to it, names like Ajith Kumar V and Rahul Rana would be interesting to watch out too.
U Mumba’s bold move to play with an underdog squad creates a golden opportunity for young guns. It will be a herculean task for Rajaguru Subramanian and his captain Fazel Atrachali to advance them into playoffs in the absence of big and experienced names which they have often been linked with, in the past seasons.
Raiders– Abhishek Singh, V Ajith Kumar, Jashandeep Singh, Navneet, Rahul Rana, Kamlesh, Shivam
Defenders– Fazel Atrachali, Harendra Kumar, Sunil Siddhagawli, Ajeet, Rinku, Prince, Baljinder Singh, Rahul
All Rounders– Mohsen Mghsoudlou, Ajinkya Kapre, Ashish Sangwan, Pankaj, Monu
December 22: Bengaluru Bulls vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST
December 24: U Mumba vs. Dabang Delhi K.C., 7:30 PM IST
December 27: Tamil Thalaivas vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST
December 30: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST
January 1: U Mumba vs. UP Yoddha, 7:30 PM IST
January 4: Haryana Steelers vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST
January 8: U Mumba vs. Telugu Titans, 8:30 PM IST
January 11: Patna Pirates vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST
January 13: U Mumba vs. Puneri Paltan, 8:30 PM IST
January 15: U Mumba vs. Bengal Warriors, 9:30 PM IST