Date: December 24, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST (Mumbai vs Delhi); 8:30 PM IST (Tamil vs Bengaluru); 9:30 PM IST (Bengal vs Gujarat)
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
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Match 1: U Mumba vs. Dabang Delhi
Head to head
Fazel Atrachali, Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre, Rinku, Ajith V Kumar, Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari, Harendra Kumar, Abhishek Singh, Navneet, Sunil Siddhgavali, Jashandeep Singh, Rahul Rana, Ajeet, Ashish Kumar Sangwan, Pankaj
Dabang Delhi: Aman Kadian, Chandran Ranjit, Naveen Kumar, Neeraj Narwal, Sumit Kumar, Joginder Narwal (c), Mohit, Vishal Mane, Pratik Patil, Ravinder Pahal, Anil Kumar, Saeid Ghaffari, Satyawan, Sumit, Somber, Balram, Meraj Sheykh, Vijay
U Mumba completed a 46-30 win over favourites Bengaluru Bulls in the season-opener and they will be looking to carry their good form forward. Meanwhile, Dabang Delhi opened their campaign against Puneri Paltan on Thursday. Dabang Delhi have some experienced players in their squad with the likes of captain Joginder Narwal, Sandeep Narwal and Jeeva Kumar. Abhishek Singh was the star player for U Mumba with 19 raid points in the match.
Conclusion: U Mumba have started strongly and should be able to win this contest.
Prediction: U Mumba win
Match 2: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Bengaluru Bulls
Head to head:
Manjeet, PO Surjeet Singh, K. Prapanjan, Athul MS, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Sourabh Tanaji Patil, Himanshu, M. Abishek, Sagar, Bhavani Rajput, Mohammad Tuhin Tarafder, Anwar Saheed Baba, Sahil, Sagar B. Krishna, Santhapanaselvam
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Banty, Dong Geon Lee, Abolfazl Maghsodlou Mahali, Chandran Ranjit, GB More, Deepak Narwal, Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal, Mohit Sehrawat, Ziaur Rahman, Mahender Singh, Mayur Jagannath Kadam, Vikas, Ankit
A weak defensive showing from Bengaluru Bulls led them to defeat in their encounter against U Mumba. Bulls will be aiming to bounce back strongly and open their points tally with a good performance here. Meanwhile, Tamil have 3 points as they played out an entertaining draw by Telugu.
Conclusion: For now, Bengaluru Bulls will start as favourites in this game and a Tamil Thalaivas win will be looked upon as an upset.
Prediction: Bengaluru Bulls to win this contest.
Match 3: Bengal Warriors vs. Gujarat Giants
Head to head:
Maninder Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Sukesh Hegde, Sumit Singh, Akash Pikalmunde, Rishank Devadiga, Rinku Narwal, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Vijin Thangadurai, Parveen, Rohit Banne, Darshan J, Sachin Vittala, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda K, Rohit
Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Ravinder Pahal, Ajay Kumar, Pardeep Kumar, Girish Maruti Ernak, Rathan K, Harshit Yadav, Maninder Singh, Hadi Oshtorak, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Sonu, Soleiman Pahlevani, Harmanjit Singh, Ankit, Sumit
Titleholders Bengal Warriors started the tournament on a winning note and will be eager to carry on the momentum against Gujarat, who opened their campaign against Jaipur on Thursday. Meanwhile, Gujarat Giants have one of the strongest defence attacks in the competition with the presence of Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal. They have also added Ravinder Pahal and Girish Ernak to further strengthen their squad.
Conclusion: Defending champions Bengal could prove to be too strong for Gujarat Giants.
Prediction: Bengal Warriors to win this contest.
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