The Giants are currently placed 11th in the PKL standings with 20 points from nine matches. They have five losses to their name so far this season. The Gujarat-based club has won and drawn a couple of games each.
U Mumba, on the other hand, find themselves in eighth place with 28 points from 10 matches. They have won and lost three games each, while their remaining four games ended in draws.
U Mumba have been a better and more consistent side when compared to the Giants and are likely to come out on top in this fixture.
The Mumbai-based club drew their previous encounter against the Bengal Warriors. Both sides scored 32 points each and had to split points at the end of the game.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat Giants succumbed to a defeat against the Bengaluru Bulls. They scored 37 points in the match, while the Bulls scored 46 points and thus won the game by nine points.
Rakesh Sangroya: Sangroya is a fine all-around talent and has been superb lately, wherein he delivered 14 raid points in the last game. He now has 77 raid points to his name and will look to keep the form going.
Rakesh Narwal: Rakesh Narwal might not be the biggest name around but the youngster had a good start to the campaign, putting in decent performances in all the games. The raider has done well thus far to score 48 raid points. He missed the last game and will be eager to take the mat and make a mark.
Our ⭐ raider Rakesh has been our best raider in the last 2️⃣ games, whos it going to be tonight❓— Gujarat Giants (@GujaratGiants) January 18, 2022
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Ankit: Ankit has taken Ravinder Pahals place since the last few games and has put in a fine show, scoring 6 tackle points in 3 games. The right corner defender is set to keep his place and put in another fine show.
Abhishek Singh: Abhishek Singh starred for U Mumba last season and though this season has been more of a roller-coaster, he has inflicted some serious damage on his day. He has started this season well and is the sides protagonist, especially with Ajith missing. He has accumulated 82 raid points in the 10 games and is leading the side raiding department.
Rinku HC: It is always good to see youngsters rise to the occasion and Rinku has done just that. The right-corner defender has put in some fine performances lately, to take his tally to 25 for the season. He will be key in this game.
Fazel Atrachali: Fazel Atrachali is the experienced player on the side, holding the young guns together. He had a sluggish start to the season but has come into his own lately and has scored 19 tackle points.
Heres how we fare against the Giants after 8️⃣ outings. Whats your prediction for tonight, Mandali? ?#GGvMUM | #UMumba | #MeMumba | #Mumboys | #WeAreMumbai | #vivoProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/jGQ2QN8dWL— U Mumba (@umumba) January 18, 2022
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