VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019 is just a few days away as the fans and the teams rigging up for one more exciting and energizing season of kabaddi. This league has revolutionized the sport other than realizing some new heroes to the nation.
Any semblance of Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari, Rohit Kumar, Fazel Atrachali and a lot more geniuses owe their notoriety to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
The most stunning thing about this league is that consistently everybody do see a great deal of changes in the teams. On the back of an extraordinary retention policy, a plenty of players turn up for various franchises in various editions of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). While few franchises have consistently attempted to get the correct combination, teams like U Mumba have consistently hit the bull’s eye.
Patna Pirates, one of the most successful teams ever of class, have their name carved somewhere down in the golden history of the Pro Kabaddi League. The team staggered fans and intellectuals alike after bagging the PKL trophy thrice in a row, in seasons 3, 4 and 5.
Tamil Thalaivas, a genuinely new team since they made their presentation just in the fifth season of the league, have bragged players, for example, Ajay Thakur, Amit Hooda, Sukesh Hegde, Manjeet Chillar and Jasvir Singh previously.
Dabang Delhi KC have been the perennial underachievers in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Regardless of having a fair team, the team couldn’t make it to the playoffs for the first five seasons of the league. Nonetheless, in season 6, various angles clicked for the squad and subsequently, Dabang Delhi qualified to the playoffs first time ever in the history of the league.
This year, U Mumba have collected a defense-oriented squad which will make attacking a troublesome task for the best of raiders in this competition. Here, everybody take a gander at three players who could be relied upon to have a top season for U Mumba.
1. Sandeep Narwal
Purchased at a heavy cost of ₹89 lakh, Sandeep Narwal will be U Mumba’s top player to watch out for in VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019. The brawny all-rounder, who made his name as an aggressive raider, has turned out to be to a greater degree a defender now as he once in a while utilizes his raiding abilities.
Curiously, Narwal went to the spotlight after his match-winning performance for Patna Pirates in a game against his present team, U Mumba. Given that U Mumba have a relatively feeble raiding assault, everybody may see Sandeep raid all the more often this year.
He has an encounter of having played 101 matches in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). The block expert has picked 229 raid points and 254 tackle points which shows how talented Sandeep is on the two fronts.
2. Fazel Atrachali
Iranian defender Fazel Atrachali will once again guard the left corner for U Mumba in Pro Kabaddi 2019. The dash expert has been one of the best players in PKL history, having won the title twice other than completing as a feature of the runners-up side on two events. A year ago, U Mumba overwhelmed their rivals in the first round until UP Yoddha gave them a tragic misfortune in the play-offs.
This year, Atrachali will trust that the Mumbai franchise betters its season six performance and wins the title for the first time since 2016. Atrachali has recorded 17 High 5s in Pro Kabaddi, which says a lot of his consistency.
Aside from that, the brute has additionally executed 15 super tackles to spare his team from an all-out and overall, has indented up 235 points from 79 matches, the most for a foreign defender ever of league.
3. Dong Geon Lee
Korean raider Dong Geon Lee is one of the most experienced players of the U Mumba raiding division in VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019. Lee has played 28 matches in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and was a part of the runners-up Gujarat Fortune Giants a year ago. The foreign star registered his first Super 10 in season 6 subsequent to having a quiet season with Tamil Thalaivas in 2017.
In this season, Dong Geon Lee will match up with any semblance of Athul MS, Rohit Baliyan and Vinoth Kumar to help the team’s raiding unit and will be backed to produce a decent show on the offensive front.
As everybody develop the VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, let us examine three players who can be relied upon to have a decent season with the Patna Pirates.
1. Pardeep Narwal
Probably the best raiders in the sport, Pardeep Narwal is once again a part of Patna Pirates, and will be relied upon to produce one more dominant performance. Over the past periods of the league, Narwal has taken breath away in the past with his many-sided and handy strategies.
At the point when the Dubki King raids on the mat, the group in the arena goes crazy. His best performance came during a game against the Haryana Steelers, in a game where he scored 34 points in a single match during season 5.
Till date, Narwal has scored an aggregate of 865 points in 85 matches, the most for any player, which incorporates an awesome 8-point raid against the Haryana Steelers.
For the forthcoming season, everyone can expect this various record-holder to appreciate one more awesome run in the competition and re-light the lost sparkle in the Pirates’ campaign close by Jang Kun Lee.
2. Jang Kun Lee
Jang Kun Lee, one of the most notable PKL foreign players, is presently a part of the Pirates’ squad. An agile raider from South Korea, Lee made his presentation in the first season for Bengal Warriors and had a necessary impact of the collaborate until the past edition of PKL.
A capable raider, Lee has consistently been a crowd top pick. Till date, Lee has scored an aggregate of 433 points in 90 matches and for the most part depends on the toe touches and bonus point attempts toward gather a dominant part of his points.
Lee holds the record for the most points scored by an abroad player, and was additionally the costliest foreign player after the season 5 auctions. Patna Pirates, for the upcoming season, dished out ₹40 lakhs to sign his services.
For VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, Jang Kun Lee will play nearby the ‘Dubki King’ Pardeep Narwal himself. Without any questions, together, they can set the mat ablaze.
3. Surender Nada
Surender Nada made a breaking debut for U Mumba in the first season of PKL. He is without a doubt perhaps the best find of kabaddi. His incredibly amazing ankle holds and blocks demonstrate to be difficult to deal with for the best of raiders.
Till date, this left-corner defender has proficiently accumulated an aggregate of 243 points in 71 matches. He was additionally a pivotal part of U Mumba’s squad when they won the trophy in season 2 of PKL.
In the fourth edition of the league, Bengaluru Bulls got him directly after which he became a part of Haryana Steelers for season 5 and 6. Patna Pirates got him for whopping ₹77 lakhs during the season 7 auctions which occurred on the 8th and 9th of April, prior this year.
Nada was harmed in the first match of Steelers last season because of which he was not ready to play all through the league last season. Since he is ideally back to his original form, everybody can anticipate that him should guard the left corner for the Pirates and lead the team from the defensive front.
With just somewhat more than seven days left for VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, here is a look at the top three players who can make the campaign successful for the Tamil Thalaivas:
1. Rahul Chaudhari
The ‘poster boy’ of Indian kabaddi, Rahul Chaudhari will include for the Tamil Thalaivas in VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, playing for a team other than the Telugu Titans for the first ever time in PKL history.
Chaudhari made a presentation in the first season of PKL for the Telugu Titans and played six seasons for the franchise. In any case, with him shifting teams, it will energize see him play for the Tamil Thalaivas, close by Ajay Thakur and Manjeet Chillar.
The first player in the historical backdrop of PKL to cross the 800-point mark, Chaudhari has earned the nickname ‘Raid Machine’, attributable to his dazzling capacity to pick points reliably against the best defenders in the league.
The top point scorer of the Pro Kabaddi till date, Chaudhari has gathered an aggregate of 876 points in only 100 matches, which is no not exactly an accomplishment. For VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, one can dare to dream that Chaudhari revives his lost form.
2. Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur will be itching to get on to the mat as he is set to lead an elegant Thalaivas squad for VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019. Thakur is without a doubt a player worth every one of the praises he gets and will look repeathis heroics from the previous two seasons.
Thakur made a cracking introduction in season 1 for the Bengaluru Bulls and afterward led his team to the finale of season 2 where they endured a disastrous misfortune. A skillful raider, Thakur has indented up a total of 753 points in 102 matches. He joined the Puneri Paltan in the third season of PKL and played a decent hand for the Paltan for three seasons.
He has likewise represented team India on the global level, having led the side to a gold medal at the Kabaddi Masters 2018 in Dubai. Without a doubt, his experience on the mat will be key for the Thalaivas.
3. Ran Singh
Ran Singh has been a part of Pro Kabaddi since the debut season. He made his introduction for the Jaipur Pink Panthers and played a urgent role in leading the team to the first ever PKL title.
A beefy all-rounder, Singh has a wide assortment of ranges of abilities, directly from incredible blocks to stopping a raider without any assistance with some glimmering holds. Till date, he has assembled an aggregate of 289 points in 99 matches.
He was a part of the Pink Panthers till season 4 preceding moving to the Bengal Warriors in the fifth season. For the upcoming VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019, everyone will see him wearing the jersey of Tamil Thalaivas and playing close by any semblance of Manjeet Chhillar and Mohit Chhillar.