Haryana Steelers now trail 3-4 against U Mumba in their head-to-head record.
U Mumba will head into the clash against Haryana Steelers with a confident mindset after several players stepped up their performance in their last match. The likes of Athul MS and Rohit Baliyan played a major role in their last win by scoring crucial raid points at pivotal junctures. Baliyan, in particular, showed his resolve with a Super Raid in the dying moments of their win over Patna Pirates. Both Baliyan and Athul will be hoping for similar outings against Haryana Steelers, while Arjun Deshwal will also want to have more of an impact than he did last time around.
Their defence, meanwhile, will be looking to contribute a bit more than the last match with the likes of Surinder Singh, Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal, all waiting to make their presence felt.
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Haryana had their three-match winning streak snapped against Telugu Titans and will be keen to return to winning ways. Haryana Steelers’ defence will want to put their best foot forward against U Mumba having failed to contain Telugu Titans’ raiders. Skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Sunil, Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale combined for a total of just two tackle points last time around.
The defence will be expected to produce a much-improved display against U Mumba and support Vikash Kandola, who was their best player against Telugu Titans with nine raid points. Kandola though will also require support from Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vinay, if Haryana Steelers’ raiding unit want to outplay U Mumba’s defence.