Mumbai Khiladis will take on Odisha Juggernauts in the 27th match of the ongoing Ultimate Kho Kho League 2022 at the Shree Shiv Chhatarpati Sports Complex in Pune on Tuesday. It will be a crucial match for Mumbai Khiladis while Odisha Juggernauts have already qualified for the playoff stages.
Odisha Juggernauts are in sublime form as they have managed seven wins from eight games. The Juggernauts will look to continue the good show before the all-important playoff stages.
On the other hand, Mumbai Khiladis have blown hot and cold so far in the tournament. The Khiladis lost their previous match against Chennai Quick Guns by 16 points on Monday. With this loss, Mumbai Khiladis were knocked out of the playoff stages race.
Meanwhile, Odisha Juggernauts defeated Telugu Yoddhas by nine points in their last game and they will want to continue the winning impetus.
When these two teams met earlier in the season, Odisha Juggernauts had won by 23 points.
Dipesh Vijay More and Milind Dilip Chavarekar will collectively lead Odisha Juggernauts whereas Vijay Hajare will lead Mumbai Khiladis.
Match Prediction: Odisha Juggernauts will enter the contest as favorites against Mumbai Khiladis.
Odisha Juggernauts squad:
Category A: Gowtham MK, Dilip Khandavi, Vishal, Jagannatha Murmu
Category B: Aditya Sunil Kudale, Nilesh Ananda Jadhav, Suraj Shital Lande
Category C: Dipesh Vijay More, Subhasis Santra, Mahesha.p, Avinash Shivaji Desai, Lipun Mukhi, Dinesh Naik S, Arjun Singh, Suresh Kumar, Thugana Vinod Kumar, Shiv Kumar Sen
Category D: Milind Dilip Chavarekar, Manoj Narayan Ghotekar, Darshanapu Sathish, Gurjinder Singh, Swayam Satyaprakash Parija, Mukesh Prajapat.
Mumbai Khiladis squad:
Category A: Kurpe Milind Rajendra, Rohan Bapuso Kore, Visag S
Category B: Shreejesh S, Vijay Gajanan Hajare, Faizankha Sherkha Pathan, Abhishek Pathrode
Category C: Gajanan Maruti Shengal, Durvesh Vikas Salunke, Rajesh Kumar, Rohit Verma, Avik Singha, Sourabh Nathaji Ahir, Sribin Kp, Gaurav Kandpal, Abishek. M. S, Bichu S. S, Rajat Malik
Category D: Rahul Bharat Sawant, Harish Mohmmad, Devendra Dagur, Gaurav, Srijin J, Ummer Ahmad Rathar.