In a highly anticipated clash of Pro Kabaddi League Season 10, Bengal Warriors faced off against U Mumba in Match 118 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium on February 12. The encounter, scheduled to commence at 09:00 PM IST, promised a fierce battle between the two teams with contrasting recent performances.
Bengal Warriors entered the fixture on the back of a resounding victory against Telugu Titans on February 10, triumphing with a scoreline of 55-35. This win marked their eighth triumph in the ongoing PKL season, propelling them to the seventh position on the points table with 49 points, including two ties from their 19 matches.
On the other hand, U Mumba faced a setback in their previous match against Patna Pirates, succumbing to a 23-44 defeat on February 10. With six wins, eleven losses, and two ties, they found themselves in the tenth position on the points table, accumulating a total of 41 points.
In the history of PKL encounters, Bengal Warriors and U Mumba had squared off 19 times. U Mumba held the upper hand with 14 victories, while Bengal Warriors secured four wins, and one match concluded in a tie. In their most recent clash, U Mumba emerged victorious with a narrow 39-37 scoreline.
Key players took center stage in this showdown. Maninder Singh, the prime raider for Bengal Warriors, showcased his prowess by amassing 174 raid points in 18 matches, including an impressive performance in the last game where he scored eight points. Shubham Shinde led the defensive efforts for Bengal Warriors with 57 tackle points in 19 games.
U Mumba relied on Guman Singh as their main raider, who notched up 151 raid points in 16 matches. Sombir stood out as the top defender for U Mumba with 28 tackle points in 12 matches, while Amirmohammad Zafardanesh contributed as the top all-rounder with 136 points in 18 outings.
As the teams geared up for this crucial encounter, Vaibhav Garje of Bengal Warriors aimed to reach the milestone of 50 tackle points in the season, being just three points away. Meanwhile, Mahender Singh from U Mumba required five more points to achieve 300 tackle points in his Pro Kabaddi career.
The clash between Bengal Warriors and U Mumba promised high stakes, with both teams eager to secure a pivotal win in their quest for Pro Kabaddi glory.
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