U Mumba Team - The Might of Mumbai
Mumbai as a city and Maharashtra as a state has always contributed heavily to franchise based sports. U Mumba is a Kabaddi team representing Mumbai in the Pro Kabaddi League. They play the Maharashtra derby with Puneri Paltans.
U Mumba Squad History
In the inaugural season of the popular Pro Kabaddi League, U Mumba started off on a high and continued a mesmerizing run that unfortunately ended with their defeat in the final against the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Lightning never struck twice as U Mumba went on to rectify their misfortune by defeating the Bengaluru Bulls in the finals of the next season. They are often lauded as the most successful team in the history of the competition after they went on to reach their third final in three years in 2016.
U Mumba Owners
U Mumba is owned by Indian entrepreneur, Rohinton Screwvala. The latter is known for his engagements in positing a case for Cable TV and built a media house titled UTV Software Communication which Disney later took over. The firm that legally owns the franchise of U Mumba is called Unilazer Ventures Pvt. limited. The U Mumba owners franchise plays their home matches in Sardar Vallabhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai.
Close ties of the U Mumba Owners with the film fraternity has ensured that U Mumba are well stocked with high-profile sponsors. That is one of the reasons as well as to why they have celebrities cheering them from the sidelines. U Mumba coach Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan is known for his winning mentality.
U Mumba Stats
- Even though U Mumba started the Pro Kabaddi League with aplomb, the end of their first season didn't benefit their performance.
- In the first season, U Mumba stats show that they were in second place in the leaderboard after 14 games, but in the second season, they racked up 60 points after 14 games with an impressive ten-point lead over their nearest rivals.
- The third season was very underwhelming for the franchise as it failed to reach the play-off. U Mumba stats show that they meagre 42 points off 14 matches.
- What followed was a period of stagnation for the U Mumba team, and it was only in the season six and seven of the league, where the U Mumba Team & Players exhibited a massive turnaround and reached the playoffs again.
- Fazel Atrachali was inspiring, to say the least, in the rejuvenated seasons.
Best Performers of U Mumba
- The U Mumba team players have always been blessed with talent who can turn the course of the match into a moment of inspiration. One such player is the U Mumba captain, Fazel Atrachali.
- He is from Iran and, as such, represents the Iranian national team as well. Fazel Atrachali is considered to be amongst the most impactful foreign players in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League and one of the best performers of U Mumba.
- Currently, he holds the record for being the only player with 10 tackle points in the history of the league.
- He has lived up to his billing by being labelled as the Best defender in the fourth season. In his second season, Fazel Atrachali scored a season-high of seven points against Puneri Paltans in the local derby.
- His return to the U Mumba squad from Patna Pirates in season seven coincided with their turn of fortunes. Fazel Atrachali led the U Mumba team to the semi-finals, where they eventually lost against Bengal Warriors.
- Apart from being one of the best performers of U Mumba, he also led the national team to Olympic gold.
U Mumba Records
- U Mumba squad holds some staggering records, which are pretty difficult to break. U Mumba are the only team to have reached three consecutive finals.
- The U Mumba team also holds the most number of all-outs in the league. They have a high number of 145 all-outs in 107 matches.
- They also have one of the least number all-outs conceded record with 118, with only Telugu Titans outperforming them in this area.
- The U Mumba team also boasts the meanest defences of the league. In their 107 matches, they have a staggering high of 1048 tackles.
- In spite of winning the league just once, their defence has been so dependable that U Mumba has conceded the least points in six seasons. They have conceded just 3169 points in 107 matches of the competition.
- The U Mumba team also have the most impressive win percentage from the repertoire of teams that were founded in 2014. Their win percentage stands at 63.5%. Only the Gujarat based franchise that was founded in 2017 has a better win percentage.
- They also have the most number of wins. U Mumba has 68 wins from 107 matches, even surpassing the three-time champions Patna Pirates.
U Mumba Teams and Players
U Mumba has always boasted an enviable line-up that boasts some of the finest players of the league. Their watertight defence has players in the form of Fazel Atrachali, who has been nothing short of impressive. They also have the very impressive Abhishek Singh kabaddi league's one of the finest. They also have Young Chang Ko, the South Korean international, as their left cover and the young all-rounder Mohit Baliyan in their ranks.
U Mumba Match Schedule 2021
|20-7-2021||Saturday||Telugu Titans vs U Mumba||19:30|
|22-7-2021||Monday||U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers||19:30|
|27-7-2021||Saturday||U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan||19:30|
|28-7-2021||Sunday||U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls||20:30|
|31-7-2021||Wednesday||U Mumba vs UP Joddha||20:30|
|2-8-2021||Friday||U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortune Giants||20:30|
|9-8-2021||Friday||Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba||19:30|
|16-8-2021||Friday||U Mumba vs Patna Pirates||19:30|
|19-8-2021||Monday||U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers||19:30|
|23-8-2021||Friday||Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba||20:30|
|28-8-2021||Wednesday||Dabang Delhi vs U Mumba||20:30|
|31-8-2021||Saturday||U Mumba vs Jaipur Pink Panthers||20:30|
|5-9-2021||Thursday||Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba||19:30|
|10-9-2021||Tuesday||Telugu Titans vs U Mumba||19:30|
|11-9-2021||Wednesday||Bengal Warriors vs U Mumba||20:30|
|18-9-2021||Wednesday||U Mumba vs UP Yoddha||19:30|
|22-9-2021||Sunday||U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortune Giants||19:30|
|27-9-2021||Friday||U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls||19:30|
|30-9-2021||Monday||Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba||20:30|
|2-10-2021||Wednesday||U Mumba vs Patna Pirates||19:30|
|10-10-2021||Thursday||U Mumba vs Haryana Steelers||19:30|
|11-10-2021||Friday||Dabang Delhi vs U Mumba||19:30|
U Mumba FAQs
- What is the name of the Pro-Kabaddi Mumbai team?
The Pro Kabaddi Mumbai team goes by the name U Mumba. It is owned by Ronnie Screwvala and is captained by Fazel Atrachali. Watch out for the very strong player Abhishek Singh kabaddi.
- Will U Mumba qualify?
There are chances that U Mumba might qualify, but it depends on the U Mumba Team & Players to perform as a squad. The U Mumba coach is very experienced, and they have proven international stars in the form of Fazel Atrachali.
- Can U Mumba win pkl season 8?
U Mumba team has done it before, so there should be no reason as to why the U Mumba team and the U Mumba coach cannot achieve this feat again.
- How many tackle points did U Mumba score in the title-winning season?
In the seasons that U Mumba had Mohit in their team, he was able to rack up 123 tackle points for the team.
U Mumba Kabaddi Story: The Conclusion
U Mumba started playing the league in 2014, but in 2017, the structure of the league changed. The PKL has evolved, and in order for the U Mumba Team & Players to stay relevant, the U Mumba squad will have to evolve as well. With the support of the U Mumba owners, they should be able to get back in the game and flourish. Now you can select your own team and win real money with BalleBaazi by participating in the action with your own virtual fantasy team. So, get your game going!