A completely revamped U Mumba enter the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season 9 with an aim to better their finish from last season and land their second title or at least enter the playoffs.
After the tenth-placed finish last season, where they won just seven games, U Mumba released their captain Fazel Atrachali and star raider Abhishek Singh among other players, opting for a young squad.
U Mumba, who also have a new coach in Anil Chaprana, splashed the cash on raider Guman Singh, who is expected to be the main raider with Ashish and Shivam being the support raiders. U Mumba also have seven more raiders.
While the Sultan Fazel Atrachali may have left, U Mumba has brought back Surinder Singh to join the likes of Harendra Kumar, Rinku and Rahul Sethpal in the defence, which also features several other youngsters. They also have Vishal Mane and Viraj to call upon in their reserves.
Now, U Mumba, who won the title in the second season, will look to challenge for the top 6 spots, that guarantee a playoff spot when they start their PKL season 9 campaign against reigning champions Dabang Delhi in the curtain-raiser.
Here is a look at the U Mumba PKL 2022 Squad, Players List, Best Starting Seven and Schedule:
Raiders: Ashish, Guman Singh, Jai Bhagwan, Heidarali Ekrami, Ankush, Kamlesh, Shivam, Pranay Vinay Rane, Sachin, Rupesh
Defenders: Surinder Singh, Rinku, Shivansh Thakur, Rahul Sethpal, Prince, Kiran Laxman Magar, Harendra Kumar, Satywan, Mohit
All-Rounder: Gholamabbas Korouki
Reserves: Vishal Mane (Defender), Viraj (Defender)
Coach: Anil Chaprana
Rinku (Right Corner), Shivam (Right In), Surinder Singh (Right Cover), Guman Singh (Center), Harendra Kumar (Left Cover), Ashish (Left In), Kiran Laxman Magar (Left Corner)
|Date||Day||Versus||Venue||Time in IST|
|October 7||Friday||Dabang Delhi||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 10||Monday||UP Yoddhas||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 14||Friday||Tamil Thalaivas||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 16||Sunday||Puneri Paltan||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 21||Friday||Haryana Steelers||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 22||Saturday||Bengaluru Bulls||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 26||Wednesday||Gujarat Giants||Bengaluru||7:30 PM|
|October 29||Saturday||Bengal Warriors||Pune||9:30 PM|
|November 2||Tuesday||Telugu Titans||Pune||7:30 PM|
|November 4||Friday||Patna Pirates||Pune||7:30 PM|
|November 7||Monday||Jaipur Pink Panthers||Pune||7:30 PM|