The 4th debutants will look to leave their spot in the coming this time.
With the calculation of four latest teams in the approaching period of the Pro Kabaddi League at this time India’s largest sporting league. The fresh franchises for the league have been selected, keeping in mind the reputation of the sport with vast fan bases & the likely commercial value they offer to sponsor & advertisers.
As a effect it is all set to pass other Indian sports-leagues as far as environmental demonstration is worried. A total of 12 franchises from 11 states playing maximum 130 matches over 13 weeks just goes to show the tremendous increase of the league.
The latest states added to the mix are Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Let’s have a seem at the new teams.
1. Team Uttar Pradesh
The team Uttar Pradesh were the only one among the fresh teams who opted beside selection any precedence player. The franchise based in Lucknow is owned by GMR League Games PVT. LTD. The GMR group shawl the attention on the first day of the auction by geting the services of local raider ‘Nitin Tomar” for a mind boggling Rs.93 Lakhs.
Team UP also bought brilliant allrounder Rajesh Narwal, who before crooked for Jaipur Pink, Panthers for Rs.69 Lakhs. They also picked up knowledgeable activist Jeeva Kumar for Rs. 52Lakhs who will add solidarity to the defense. Also in the mix is attacker Rishank Devadiga, bought for Rs.45.5 Lakhs.
Their head trainer Arun, previous league winning trainer with Patna-Pirates, will be going for the designation again.
Defenders:– Gurvinder Singh, Jeeva Kumar, Santosh BS, Rohit Kumar, Hadi Tajik, Nitesh Kumar and Sanoj Kumar
Raiders:– Gulveer Singh Rishank Devadiga, , Nitin Tomar, Surendra Singh, Sulieman KabirMahesh Goud and Ajvender Singh,
All Rounders – Pankaj, Sunil, Rajesh Narwal and Sagar B Krishna
2. Team Gujarat
The team Gujarat which is yet to be named will be playing their games in Ahmedabad. The franchise is owned by “Adani Wilmar Limited” promoted by the celebrated Adani Group.
Despite having a slow begin at the auction selection up just 3 players on the 1st day the Team ended up with a beautiful formidable squad with some stylish buys. They made defender ‘Fazel Atrachali’ from Iran the best defender of last time their priority pick.
They also bought his fellow country-man & defender ‘Abozar Mohajer Mighani’ for Rs.50 Lakhs who became the cost-liest buy for an abroad player at the auction. Recognized defender ‘Sukesh Hegde’ previously of Telugu-Titans is another imposing purchase.
Defenders – C Kalai Arasan, Fazel Atrachali, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Vikas Kale and Manoj Kumar.
Raiders – Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Sukesh Hegde, Sachin, Amit Rathi, Dange Sultan, Chandran Ranjit and Mahendra Rajput.
All Rounders – Seong Ryeol Kim, Rohit Gulia and Mahipal Narwal.
3. Haryana Steelers
The Haryana Steelers are owned by JSW Sports Pvt. Ltd. promoted by the JSW Group. They went regarding their business gently at the auction by not profligacy but buying some established players at the same occasion.
Their precedence pick was defender ‘Surender Nada’ who hails from Haryana & played for Bengaluru-Bulls last time. They also picked up defender’ Mohit Chillar’ who was the most costly player at last year’s auction, for Rs.46.50 Lakhs. Also drafted in was attacker ‘Wazir Singh’ the former’ Puneri Paltan’ captain, for Rs.44 Lakhs.
Defenders – Vikash, Surender Nada, Mohit Chhillar, Neeraj Kumar, Rakesh S. Kumar, Neeral Kumar, Mahender Singh Dhaka, Raju Lal Choudhary, Jeeva Gopal and Babu M
Raiders – Surjeet Singh, Prashant K Rai, Sonu Narwal, Khomsan Thongkham, Vikash Khandola, Ashish Chhokar, Deepak Kumar, Deepak Dahiya and Wazir Singh.
All Rounders – Deepak Rathee, Parmod Narwal,David Mosambayi, Kuldeep Singh
and Mayur Shivtarkar.
4. Team Tamil Nadu
who will play their game in Chennai is owned by a consortium:– Iquest Enterprises Pvt.Ltd. The Co-owners are famous previous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar & serial entrepreneur N Prasad.
Team Tamil-Nadu tired no time at the auction as they were the 1st team to fill up their highest quota of players. Raider ‘Ajay Thakur’ was their precedence pick, who is one of the best in the business & will no doubt lead the attack.
Their most costly purchase was protector ‘Amit Hooda’ previously of Jaipur-Pink-Panthers for a big Rs.63 Lakhs. Ther defense looks pretty strong with the addition of ‘C. Arun’ & ‘Anil Kumar’.
Head coach’ K Baskaran’, who has before coached Jaipur-Pink-Panthers for 3 years & Puneri-paltan for 1 year is positive going into the 5th season.
strong>Defenders:– Anil Kumar, Anil Kumar, C Arun, Amit Hooda, T. Prabhakaran, Vijin T., Sanket Chavan, Rajesh, Mugilan, Vijay Kumar, Sanket Chavan, Muruthu M and Darshan J
Raiders – Sarang Deshmukh, Waleed Al Hasani, Dong Geon Lee, K. Prapanjan, Sombir, Ajay Thakur, Bhavani RajputM. Thivakaran and Vineet Sharma.
All Rounders – Ananthkumar, Prathap, Sujit Maharana and Chan Sik Park.