The former champions will be looking to make a comeback in this edition after a forgettable outing last season. (Photo Source: U Mumba/Twitter)
Pro Kabaddi 2022: U Mumba, who finished tenth in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) last season, will see a better performance this edition. The team was dropped and will be without former captain Fazel Atrachali, who has been with the franchise for seven seasons.
In Atrachali’s absence, Rinku would be expected to captain the team and lead the defence, while the former champions’ raiding unit will be led by Guman Singh.
U Mumba will begin the campaign against Dabang Delhi on October 7 at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
Season by season results
Season 1: U Mumba finished runners-up. They lost to Jaipur Pink Panthers in the final.
Season 2: Crowned Champions. They defeated Bengaluru Bulls in the final.
Season 3: U Mumba finished as runners-up after losing the final to Patna Pirates.
Season 4: Finished fifth and did not qualify for the playoffs.
Season 5: U Mumba were part of Zone A. They failed to qualify for the playoffs after finishing fourth in their zone.
Season 6: U Mumba finished second in Zone A and qualified for the Eliminators.
Season 7: Finished at number four in the table and advanced to the Eliminators.
Season 8: Finished 8th in the table.
Here is U Mumba’s complete squad for the ninth season:
Raiders: Guman Singh, Ashish, Heidarali Ekrami, Jai Bhagwan Ankush, Kamlesh, Shivam, Pranay Rane, Sachin, Rupesh
Defenders: Rinku, Surinder Singh, Harendra Kumar, Shivansh Thakur, Prince, Kiran Magar, Rahul, Satywan, Mohit
All-Rounders: Gholamabbas Korouki
October 7 – 8.30pm – U Mumba vs Dabang Delhi in Bengaluru
October 10 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs UP Yoddha in Bengaluru
October 14 – 8:30 PM – U Mumba vs Tamil Thalaivas in Bengaluru
October 16 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan in Bengaluru
October 21 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers in Bengaluru
October 22 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls in Bengaluru
October 26 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Gujarat Giants in Bengaluru
October 29 – 9.30pm – U Mumba vs Bengal Warriors in Pune
November 2 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Telugu Titans in Pune
November 4 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Patna Pirates in Pune
November 7 – 7.30pm – U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pune