Pro Kabaddi 2019 Highlights, Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba at Bengaluru: Maharashtra rivals play out thrilling tie

  • U Mumba won the campaign’s first clash in Mumbai, but Puneri Paltan will be looking to make amends in Bengaluru on Thursday.

  • Season 2 champions U Mumba head into the contest on the back of a crushing win over Jaipur Pink Panthers.

  • Puneri Paltan come into the clash following their hard-fought loss against Haryana Steelers,

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Bengaluru: Puneri Paltan renew hostilities with neighbours U Mumba in the second Maharashtra derby of Pro Kabaddi Season 7.

U Mumba won the campaign’s first clash in Mumbai, but Puneri Paltan will be looking to make amends at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. Beating U Mumba will be easier said than done though given the Season 2 champions head into the contest on the back of a crushing win over Jaipur Pink Panthers. Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, were on the receiving end of a heavy defeat in their last outing.

 Pro Kabaddi 2019 Highlights, Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba at Bengaluru: Maharashtra rivals play out thrilling tie

File image of U Mumba players in action against Jaipur Pink Panthers. Twitter@U_Mumba

Following their hard-fought loss against Haryana Steelers, Puneri Paltan have the perfect opportunity to leave Bengaluru with some momentum, as they battle Maharashtra rivals U Mumba in what promises to be a high-octane derby. Nitin Tomar showed glimpses of what he is capable of doing when in full flight in their last encounter.

Coach Anup Kumar will be hoping Tomar can find more consistency and support Manjeet, who’s been their leading raid points scorer this season and is also capable of contributing in defence. Pankaj Mohite is another raider who has had his moments this year and can play a role against U Mumba.

In defence, skipper Surjeet Singh has found form and led well in the last few games, but he requires a bit more help from his teammates. Balasaheb Jadhav, Sagar Krishna and Girish Ernak haven’t enjoyed the best of outings recently and will need to up their game against a potent U Mumba raid force.

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Updated Date: Sep 05, 2019 20:56:59 IST