Pro Kabaddi 2014 finalists Jaipur Pink Panthers clash with U Mumba, while Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls will clash an hour before for the third place in the the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai at 21:00 hours.[Jaipur Pink Panthers win Finals 25-24, with Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cheering them throughout the match.]
The Grand finale will bring curtains down after almost 5 weeks of buzz with Bachchans pitched in on Sunday, August 31 with the table-toppers Jaipur Pink Panthers clashing with the Mumbai team U Mumba.
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan-owned Jaipur Pink Panthers, despite their first defeat in the hands of U Mumba, emerged strong reaching the top rank, with 10 victories, 3 defeats and 1 draw in 14 matches, scoring 54 points is ensured.
Mumbai’s U-Mumba team though defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in their first match, they could not retain the top position till the end. However, they are second with 51 points in 14 matches, 8 victories, 3 defeats and 3 draws.
Where to Watch Live:
Star Sports will telecast it live and another Star channel Star Sports HD 2 will also show the match. For live streaming online click the link: starsports.com.
HOW THEY STACK-UP?
JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS
Strength: A strong defence with skipper Navneet Gautam and brilliant Rohit Rana, the team has Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh in attack.
Weakness: The team depends on the raiding duo of Jasvir Singh and Maninder Singh, which can prove costly if any of them has a bad day. It must be noted that Jaipur have been on an eight game winning streak, which means that they have never really been stretched.
MUMBAI U MUMBA:
Strength: Skipper Anup Kumar is good with his brilliant raids and has scored a century of raid points. Mohit Chillar and Rishank Devadiga have added strength to the team’s defence.
Weakness: Mumbai’s main defender Shabeer Bapu has missed the last 3 matches due to injury and the team currently depends heavily on the raiding power of Anup Kumar and Devadiga.
Prediction: Though U Mumba defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in the opening match, Pink Panthers will bounce back as they have reached finals and that too with 54 points. But the field is open and depending upon how Bachchans will jump around the ring to cheer their team to win.
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Balbir Singh, Gangadhari Mallesh, Gokul Shitole, Jasvir Singh, Maninder Singh, Navneet Gautam, Prashant Chavan, Rajesh Narwal, Raju Lal Choudhary, Rohit Rana, Shrestha Sanjay, and Wei Yang are in the team but the final team will be announced before the event.
Mumbai U-Mumba: Anup Kumar, Jeeva G, Jeeva Kumar, Masayuki Shimokawa, Md. Aruduzzaman Munshi,
Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Mohit Chhillar, Rishank Devadiga, Shabeer Bapu Sharfudheen, Surender Nara, Suresh Pathapalem, and Vishal Prabhakar Mane are in the team but the final team will be announced before the event.