PKL 2019: U Mumba's Road To Playoffs, Performance And Results

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On Wednesday, October 2, U Mumba became the fourth team to qualify for the upcoming PKL playoffs. Let us take a look at U Mumba's journey to the playoffs.

Written By Devika Pawar | Mumbai | Updated On:

On October 2, U Mumba qualified for the upcoming PKL playoffs. Only the top six teams qualify for the playoffs, which are scheduled to begin on October 14. U Mumba was the fourth team to qualify, after Dabang Delhi KC, Bengal Warriors and Haryana Steelers. Bengaluru Bulls qualified on the same day, after their match with Haryana Steelers. 

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PKL 2019: U Mumba secures a spot for the PKL playoffs

Under 'Sultan' Fazel Atrachali's captaincy, U Mumba managed to qualify for the PKL playoffs once again. The Maharashtrian team had a rocky start but picked up momentum in the later stages of the league. It was their 30-26 win against Patna Pirates that earned U Mumba a spot in the PKL playoffs. As per the current PKL points table, U Mumba is ranked fourth with 64 points. 

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Abhishek Singh has been U Mumba's saving grace, scoring a total of 125 raid points in PKL 2019. He debuted in PKL season 6, immediately creating an impact with his raiding skills. This season, Abhishek's performance has only improved. Skipper Fazel Atrachali is U Mumba's rock, leading the defence with 64 tackle points. Sandeep Narwal has proved to be a valuable addition to the team, supporting the defence and attack effectively. Even the young players - Arjun Deshwal and Athul MS - have been crucial for U Mumba's success this season. Their biggest win this PKL season was their game against Jaipur Pink Panthers (47-21). 


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