Kabaddi fans will have a ton to celebrate as VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019 is set to start from July 20th this year. Slated to be held in a ‘double round-robin’ format, the upcoming PKL 2019 season 7 is relied upon to be a noteworthy source of entertainment for kabaddi fans the nation over and everywhere throughout the world.
Dabang Delhi KC have been the enduring underachievers in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Regardless of having a better than average team, the team couldn’t make it to the playoffs for the first five seasons of the league. In any case, in season 6, various angles clicked for the squad and henceforth, Dabang Delhi qualified to the playoffs for the first time ever in the history of the league.
The Bengaluru Bulls, under the tutelage of Randhir Sehhrawat completed a fine job in the debut season of PKL as they finished fourth that season, with stars in the side, for example, Manjeet Chillar and Ajay Thakur. In season 2, the Bulls made it to the final however sadly lost the match from Anup Kumar’s U Mumba.
For the seventh season, coach Randhir Sehrawat settled on some wise choices at the auctions separated from retaining Pawan Sehrawat and Rohit Kumar. Having repurchased the services of Mahender Singh, the Bulls additionally added a few youngsters to the squad to add freshness to the unit.
Bengal Warriors had a very disappointing begin to their Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) journey as the Kolkata-based franchise found in the bottom half of the points table in the first two seasons. The story changed in the third edition when the Nilesh Shinde-led team made it to the semifinals of the Pro Kabaddi league (PKL).
Here are three such players who can have a monstrous effect for Dabang Delhi.
1. Meraj Sheykh
Iran’s Meraj Sheykh has been the one of the best abroad players in the historical backdrop of Pro Kabaddi. He is additionally the first ever abroad player to have captained a PKL team, politeness of the role he tried with the Telugu Titans in season 2.
Post that season, Meraj has been with the Dabang Delhi Team. He was the team’s captain for two seasons until Joginder Narwal substituted him in charge for season 6.
With the captaincy burden off his shoulders and a poor season last time around, Meraj will look offer some kind of reparation and could be progressively dangerous on the mat. The Iranian has various tricks at his sleeve while raiding and his watchful play of the opposition while defending will be an advantage for the team.
He scored 97 points last season of which 94 points originated from his raids. He will be relied upon to contribute more while defending and if Meraj can improve in this aspect, he could have one more excellent season as he did in season 5.
2. Chandran Ranjit
Having highlighted for the Telugu Titans in season 1 and season 2, Ranjit passed up a great opportunity from action for the next three seasons before he united with the Gujarat Fortune Giants in season 5.
Chandran Ranjit was not ready to have an effect until he donned the Dabang Delhi jersey. In season 5, the raider demonstrated his potential and after being given greater responsibility in last season, the raider flourished with the franchise.
In the 24 matches he played for the team in season six, the 28-year-old scored 153 raid points which included three Super Raids and as many Super 10s. He was obtained for ₹70 lakh at the auction and in this manner became the costliest player for his team.
He is probably going to share the raiding responsibilities to Naveen Kumar for the upcoming VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019 season 7 and thus, everybody could see one more season of this entertaining partnership. Chandran Ranjit’s performance will be significant for his team and subsequently, this season could well observe the ascent of a total raider.
3. Ravinder Pahal
In the historical backdrop of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), ‘The Hawk’ Ravinder Pahal sits second in the list of players who have secured the most extreme tackle points. With 263 points from 89 matches, Pahal has a reasonable possibility of completing as the season’s best defender on the off chance that he does to be sure set up a quality show.
Pahal was the best defender for Delhi last season as he secured 59 tackle points for his team. He was an ‘impact’ player at the right-corner and together with skipper Joginder Narwal on the left corner, he was a part of a perilous partnership.
Released from the squad ahead of the season 7 auctions, Pahal was reprocured for ₹61 lakh in the auction. The team has once more confided in the accomplished player for the upcoming PKL 2019 season and having been an instrumental part in Delhi’s qualification into the knockouts, he would be relied upon to repeat his excellent performance in season 7 also.
With VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019 under about day away, here is a gander at three players who can be required to have a fine season for the Bengaluru Bulls.
1. Pawan Sehrawat
One of the few raiders who can reliably get super raids, Pawan Sehrawat made heads divert with his stupendous show from season six. Having failed to bond a spot in the squad for season 5 to completing as the highest point-scorer from season 6, Pawan was one of the features from Bengaluru Bulls’ success.
In season 6, he burst into life and flourished all through the league. Pawan finished his season 6 campaign with 282 from 24 matches, including 12 super raids and 13 Super 10s as he without any help gave Bengaluru Bulls a title win.
Till date, Sehrawat has gathered an aggregate of 356 points in 56 matches and a genuine saint that he is, Sehrawat could be pipped to appreciate a top season once more for the defending champions Bengaluru Bulls.
2. Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar is pass on a splendid captain and raider. Subsequent to making his debut for Patna Pirates in the third season and bagging the MVP award, Kumar moved to Bulls for a new journey in season 5.
Rohit got 231 points from 22 matches in season 5, including 12 Super 10s while in the 6th season, he scored up 171 points from 24 matches, playing ideal foil to the resurgent Pawan Sehrawat.
Till date, Rohit has figured out how to accumulate a total of 611 points in 72 matches, which likewise observes him include in the top five best players of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
A master strategist that he is, Rohit can battle for a success notwithstanding at the most critical moment, an ‘X-factor’ in his range of abilities. He should draw out his best game in the upcoming Pro Kabaddi 2019 season 7 that could see the Bulls claim one more title.
3. Mahender Singh
Mahender Singh made his debut in the fifth season of PKL for the Bengaluru Bulls. He scored 58 points in 22 matches in his first season and made a mark with his magnificent defending. Mahender likewise scooped ten tackle points in a single match that season, which is no not exactly an accomplishment.
Mahender played an essential role in season 6 for his team. Till date, the youngster has scored an aggregate of 121 points in 46 matches. With some noteworthy dashes and blocks, Mahender will be quick to put upan amazing show.
For the upcoming PKL 2019 season, the group the team management made a wise decision to retain him as he main defender and he will hope to repeat a portion of his positive shows from last season.
Here are three Bengal Warriors players to watch out for in the upcoming VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019.
1. Maninder Singh
Subsequent to winning the debut season of Pro Kabaddi with the Jaipur Pink Panthers, Maninder Singh made a heavenly come back to the competition after a gap of three seasons. The Warriors signed the Bengal Warriors snapped this beast in the auction and Maninder has guaranteed that his previous franchise, Jaipur regrets their decision of releasing him.
In the 59 PKL games that Maninder has included in, he has collected 526 raid points at an awe inspiring average of 8.91. The expert raider has 23 Super 10s to his name and will hold the ‘X-factor’ for the Warriors in the upcoming VIVO Pro Kabaddi season 7.
Aside from Maninder, the Warriors have K. Prapanjan and Sukesh Hegde in their season seven squad to reinforce the raiding unit. While Maninder is required to proceed with his fine form in the league, it will be the performance of the other two raiders which will decide how far Bengal reach in VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019.
2. Jeeva Kumar
Bengal Warriors have reinforced their defense unit with the recruitment of veteran defender, Jeeva Kumar in the side. The dash specialist has played for different franchises in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) and the Warriors will be his third team.
In spite of the fact that he has a low average of 1.87 tackle points per match, Jeeva carries a ton of experience to the fore and will be a key member in the cover positions.
The husky defender from Karnataka has 21 super tackles to his name. Jeeva played a critical role in UP Yoddha’s prosperity a year ago and he will be gunning to repeat his show from alst season and lead the Warriors from the defensive front.
Moreover, with Jeeva Kumar capable of defending from both cover positions, his effectiveness will be a key feature to pay special mind to.
3. Mohammad Nabibaksh
Bengal Warriors purchased the services of the Iranian all-rounder Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibaksh at a stupendous cost of ₹77.75 lakh. Nabibaksh was a part of the Iranian squad that played in the Kabaddi Masters competition a year ago.
Nabibaksh will make his presentation in the upcoming 7th season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019. Known to be a prolific all-rounder, Nabibaksh will have the double responsibility of adding to the team’s defensive unit as well as supporting Maninder Singh in the raiding division.
The Bengal Warriors are sure to have their expectations stuck exceptionally high on this all-rounder and Nabibaksh would be quick to reimburse their confidence in the upcoming edition of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2019.