Defending champions U Mumba will be back in action in the Pro Kabaddi League 2016 on Friday. Regarded as one of the most formidable sides in Pro Kabaddi, the Mumbai side will target a win when they face Dabang Delhi at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
After becoming runners-up in the inaugural season of the Pro Kabaddi and bossing season two of the competition in an almost-invincible manner, the title holders will be expected to make another statement of sorts against Dabang Delhi.
U Mumba won their first game of the competition this season against the Telugu Titans by a two-point margin in Visakhapatnam on the opening day of Pro Kabaddi League 2016, and following that, they suffered a shock nine-point defeat to inaugural champions Jaipur Pink Panthers.
The matches were scheduled on two back-to-back days, so fatigue could have played a factor. However, after four complete days of rest, U Mumba will be expected to be at the best against Dabang Delhi.
The Delhi side, who have never really posed any kind of a threat in the previous two seasons of Pro Kabaddi, have suffered three losses from three matches already this season, and recording a favourable result against U Mumba doesn't look too likely.
Ravinder Pahal, Kashiling Adake, Gnanasekaran M and Wazir Singh are some of the big names in the Dabang Delhi roster, but somehow the team have not got their combinations right. They suffered big margin defeats against Bengaluru Bulls, Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltan.
The Mumbai side boast of a star-studded team, including the likes of Anup Kumar, Rishank Devadiga, Fazel Atrachali, Mohit Chhillar, as well as the ever-reliable raider Shabeer Bapu.
Where to Watch Live:
The match between Dabang Delhi and U Mumba will begin at 8 pm IST (2:30 pm GMT) on Friday, 5 February.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Dabang Delhi vs U Mumba can be caught LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
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