Free Press Journal

Dabang Mumbai to take on Kalinga Lancers in HIL


Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Lancers would look to avenge their previous defeat against Dabang Mumbai in the first leg when the two sides take on each other in a Hero Hockey India League match here tomorrow. When the two sides met in Mumbai in their previous clash, Dabang Mumbai had won 2-1 in a close contest and home side will hope to make it even stevens tomorrow in the last match of this edition at the Kalinga Stadium.

Currently, both the teams are sitting at the bottom of the league table and will be looking to avoid finishing at the last position.

With Gurjinder Singh back in the squad, Kalinga Lancers will get a boost in their morale and they are expected to go all out tomorrow.

Dabang Mumbai, who lost to Uttar Pradesh Wizards 1-5 yesterday, would also look picked themselves up after the drubbing and they are expected to go for a win tomorrow against Kalinga Lancers. Speaking on the match against Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumbai’s Tom Boon of said, “We have had a good match against Kalinga Lancers before and we aim to deliver similar results this time as well. We are trying to address all possible loop holes in the game played against Uttar Pradesh Wizards and will be aiming to convert as many penalty corners as possible.”

Teammate and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh said, “We are able to create good penalty corner opportunities but converting them successfully is a problem. We are working on it and we will be in a better shape tomorrow to play against Kalinga Lancers. We won against Kalinga Lancers the last time and we will try to win it again tomorrow.”