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U Mumba coach not happy with team’s defence

Pro-Kabaddi match

  Mumbai : U Mumba coach E Bhaskaran spelt out the drawbacks in the former champions’ defensive line-up as they enter their home phase of the Pro Kabaddi championship here tomorrow.

According to the coach, the team’s defence is committing mistakes during the do-or-die raids and are not waiting till the last second on the clock before making their moves.

“I am not at all happy with our performance in defence, especially during the do-or-die raids. They have to wait till the last second. The lack of understanding is a cause for some concern,” said Bhaskaran ahead of the team’s home leg at the NSCI’s indoor arena.

With two more games left in the Kolkata leg later today, U Mumba are lying fifth on the table with 27 points from nine games.

U Mumba are to play against state rivals Puneri Palton (July 20), Telugu Titans (July 21), Bengal Warriors (July 22) and Bengaluru Bulls (July 23) to conclude their home leg before clashing with Dabang Delhi in the latter’s backyard on July 27 to complete their league phase engagements.

“These four home games are very critical,” said Bhaskaran.

Key player Rishank Devadiga promised better display by the team at home while team skipper Anup Kumar echoed his views saying, “This is a place where we always excel.”

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