After almost 5 weeks of buzz and Bachchans pitching for it, kabaddi enters the semi-final stage today in Mumbai on Friday August 29 with Bengaluru Bulls taking on the Mumbai U Mumba.
Today’s match between Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumba will begin at 9:10 pm after the match between table toppers Pink Panthers of Jaipur and Pirates of Patna at 8 pm.
Mumbai with ace players Anup Kumar and Shabbir Bapu, Bengaluru with Ajay Thakur and Manjeet Chillar will show their mettle today, while Mumbai’s Shabbir Bapu may try to show his prowess after returning from an injury.
Bengaluru Bulls’ Ajay Thakur tried to show his best after his return from an injury. Woth watching today will be Mumbai’s Anup Kumar, who is on the second spot in the raiders point tally, taking on Ajay Thakur, who is trying to climb the ladder to join the top list despite his absence in few games.
The other side’s Manjeet Chillaf, the Bulls captain, who can change the way a game is played with his sheer daring intrusion into the opponent’s area. PREDICTION: After seeing the last 5 weeks of their play, Bengaluru Bulls stand a chance to win today’s game over the U Mumba team.
HOW THEY STACK-UP 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.
BENGALURU BULLS Strength: Manjit Chillar leading the team, Bengaluru Bulls have grown as a strong team with veteran Dharmaraj Cheralathan in defence providing a big advantage to the team. Weakness: Raider Ajay Thakur is down with jaundice and typhoid and star defender Manjit Chillar is having pain in right ankle but their ability to play now matters as it is a knock-out game.