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U Mumba (orange/black) stop a Telugu Titans raider in their first leg clash of the Pro Kabaddi League this yearPro Kabaddi League

It's the mother of all battles in the Pro Kabaddi League 2015 on Tuesday, 18 August, as the top two go head-to-head at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.

Leaders U Mumba play Telugu Titans in their last and final game of the regular league season this year.

As many as 15 points separate the two in the league table at the moment as the Mumbai side enjoy their position at the top after having notched as many as 60 points from 13 games so far. They have dropped just five points this season after a loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers in Hyderabad earlier this month.

And judging by their progress this season, it seems that only a herculean effort can stop them this year.

Telugu Titans, however, can live up to the billing as potential challengers to Mumbai's progress. Currently on 45 points, with seven wins and three losses from 13 games so far, the Titans have been the second-best team throughout the competition this year.

Although they come in to Tuesday's game at the backdrop of a big 43-29 defeat against the Bengaluru Bulls in Bangalore, the heavy margin wins by Titans in the league so far have made them real challengers.

In their journey so far, the Hyderabadi side have beaten Puneri Paltan by 21 points, Bengal Warriors by 16 points and Patna Pirates by 22 points. The performances of star trio -- Rahul Chaudhary, Deepak Hudda and Meraj Sheykh -- have been superlative for the Telugu Titans this year.

For U Mumba, on the other hand, lesser-known players like Fazel Atrachali and Pradeep Kumar stepped up for Monday as they overcame against hosts Puneri Paltan via a 39-34 scoreline.

There was no Anup Kumar, Shabeer Bapu or Rishank Devadiga or even a Mohit Chhillar in the Mumbai roster.

And it remains to be seen how exciting the match can get when the aforementioned star players, along with Jeeva Kumar, Surender Nada and Vishal Mane, are fielded in their game on Tuesday.

This match can also be dubbed as a rehearsal to the probable final of the Pro Kabaddi League this year.

The match between U Mumba and Telugu Titans will begin at 8 pm IST (3:30 pm BST).

Previous meeting - 26 July, 2015: Telugu Titans 26 - 27 U Mumba

Where to Watch Live:

Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba vs Telugu Titans can be caught LIVE on Star Sports.

Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold

English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2

Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies

Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus

UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK

Live streaming will be available on Hotstar and Starsports.com 

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