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U Mumba will be entering this match on the back of a two-point win over the Tamil Thalaivas. The Mumbai-based franchise was on a two-match losing streak heading into the battle against the Thalaivas.
Meanwhile, the Pirates are on a three-match winning streak in Pro Kabaddi 2022 at the moment. They registered convincing wins over Gujarat Giants, UP Yoddha and Bengal Warriors in their previous three games.
In the first meeting between the Pirates and U Mumba earlier in the PKL 8 season, the Pirates cruised to a comfortable 43-23 win. Vice-captain Neeraj Kumar stole the show with eight tackle points.
Kumar received great support from raiders Prashanth Kumar Rai and Sachin, both of whom contributed seven points. Even left corner Mohammadreza Chiyaneh chipped in with a High 5.
Abhishek Singh: Abhishek Singh made a mark last season and has been effective this season as well. He is playing with vigor and has put up a fine show lately, scoring 9 raid points and a tackle point in the last game. The youngster has had a good season thus far and has taken his tally past the hundred mark with 137 points to his name from 16 games. He will be a pivotal figure in the game.
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 42 for the season. He will be key in this game to thwart Sachins and Gumans threats.
Fazel Atrachali: Fazel Atrachali is the experienced player in 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 35 tackle points. He will be a key player in this game.
Sachin Tanwar: Sachin Tanwar is a quality raider and has been going well. He has looked in fine form lately. especially the last couple of games, which has helped him take his tally past the hundred-points mark, to 110 raid points in addition to 5 tackle points. He will be a big player in this game.
M Chiyaneh: Chiyaneh is just the kind of player you need in the side. The Iranian all-rounder doesnt shy away from putting in a tackle and is a proper team player. He has been sensational lately and has wreaked havoc. The leader of Patna defense added 5 tackle points in the last game, and 13 in the last 2, to take his tally past fifty, to 57 tackle points. He is leading the charts for his side and will be eager to get another big haul tonight.
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Neeraj Kumar: Neeraj Kumar seems to have turned back the pages as he has picked up the form from the last season, where he was at his peak. The right-cover defender has looked really sharp and hasnt given much chance to the raiders. His tally reads 42 tackle points, while he has also assisted in many tackles, forming a stellar defensive unit with the likes of Chiyaneh.
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