The previous few years have seen a outstanding surge in the reputation of kabaddi match thanks to the coming of the Pro-Kabaddi League, which has seen the sport become the second most accepted in the country. The format & the frenzied pace has seen viewers getting hooked to kabaddi match like no other game before.
A variety of skills are on present on the carpet, most of them through the raiders who utilize a number of tricks & techniques to increase that elusive touch & return to their half carefully. From running hand touches to “dubkis” and to scorpion kicks each raider has their trade name moves that they organize during their raids.
Raiders with every having their special styles, function in pairs & when on song they can cause havoc among opposition defenders. In time five all teams have lined up some high quality raiders but which are the top 5 raiding units between the 12 franchises?
Here is our top five raiders list:
1. U Mumba
It is hard to seem past the noxious duo of Kashiling Adake & Anup Kumar on this list because of the pure volume of raid points they have collective. The U-Mumba captain has a Pro Kabaddi League title & 337 raid points to his name & is a strength to reckon with thanks to trademark toe stroke & his ability to succeed bonus points.
Kashiling Adake may not have won a Pro Kabaddi League trophy but what he does have is 380 attack points at an standard of 7.31 per match which includes 24 in one game:– a proof that is improbable to be broken. The side from Mumbai also have Shabeer Bapu and Nitin Madanein their ranks & it will be fascinating to see how they line up once the period starts.
2. Team Uttar Pradesh
With the most costly pick of the team member auction in their ranks, the team from Uttar Pradesh have an lucky raiding duo. Nitin Tomar the Rs.93Lakh man was part of the India side that won the Kabaddi World-Cup last year & will lead the bother for the new team in Season 5.
Rishank Devadiga will be his partner in crime & is an really dangerous raider for any protection to deal with. He was the best raider in Season 3rd of the Pro Kabaddi League & has a total of 284 attack points under his belt. previous Jaipur man Rajesh Narwal is an all rounder but has wonderful raiding skills as well which can be used by Team Uttar Pradesh.
3. Telugu Titans
With ‘Rahul Chaudhari’ at the tiller for the 5th season in a line, the Telugu-Titans will have a strong raiding unit going into the new period. The guy from Bijnor is the most creative raider in Pro-Kabaddi history with nearly 500 attack points & a mammoth 24 super 10s.
behind him will be the gangly Nilesh Salunke, for whom the Titans shelled out Rs.49Lakhs. He has played 2 seasons of the league averaging 3.23 attack points for each game. All rounder Rakesh Kumar will also be a costly asset in attack whose proof boasts of a wealth of knowledge & an average of 4 attack points per match.
4. Patna Pirates
They are two time defensive champions & will look to claim a hat-trick in Season 5th. Their prowling duo is an extremely powerful one, led by the “Dubki King” Pardeep Narwal. The youth at just 20 years of age is debatably the most dangerous raiders in the business & can single handedly alter the track of a match. hat-trick in Season 5th. In sustain of him will be the clever Monu Goyat, who is a handy 2nd raider to have in a team. The Services man has just one Pro-Kabaddi season under his strap, but it was quite a productive one as he picked up 59 attack points.
5. Puneri Paltan
The part of Pune bought elegantly in last month’s auction & have a dreadful attacking unit set up. It will be lead by retained player “Deepak Niwas Hooda”, who averages a helpful 6 attack points per game. The 22 years old is one of the best youthful prediction in the match at the moment & was part of the India side team that won the Kabaddi World-Cup in 2016.
distribution raiding duties will be the sneaky “Rajesh Mondal”, who is an specialist in munch situations. He has 156 attack points to his name so far with a great chunk of them coming from do or die raids. Allrounder ‘Sandeep Narwal’ will also look to support by putting in a some raids and has collective 171 attack points over the last 4 seasons.