PREVIEW : HARAYNA STEELERS
Haryana Steelers is a Haryana-based franchise that joined the Pro Kabaddi League ahead of the tournament’s fifth season. Over the last three seasons, the Steelers have qualified for the playoffs twice but failed to make it to the final on both occasions. They have had a strong team over the years but have failed to capitalise on their strengths which have led to their failure.
The Steelers bolstered their overseas contingent and bought two Iranian players, raider Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsodlou and all-rounder Mirzaei Nader for Rs. 13.2 lakh and Rs. 12.1 lakh respectively. These two could prove to be x-factors for the Haryana side as they bring tons of talent and experience on their able backs.
SIGNINGS IN THE AUCTION :
Haryana also retained their star raiders Vikash Khandola and Vinay along with youngsters Vikas Chillar and Chand Singh. They have made an attempt to design a team around these retained stars and thus signed former Gujarat Giants captain Rohit Gulia for a whopping ₹83 lakh in the auctions.
They invested their funds very smartly in former Pro Kabaddi League winners Rajesh Narwal and Surender Nada which can provide their team with the experience since both these players have a cool calm temperament and know-how to win big matches. The Steelers also roped in all-rounder Brijendra Singh Chaudhary for Rs. 55 lakh.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR – HARYANA STEELERS
There are a couple of players in the Haryana team who are definitely the ones to watch out for. Some of them include names like Rohit Gulia, Vikash Khandola, Ravi Kumar, Surender Nada, Vikash Chillar and Rajesh Narwal.
Overall the Steelers look like a healthy team on paper. They have some strong raiders as well as defenders who can turn the tables in their favour if they perform to their potential. They have been really smart in bringing in experience into their side this season which they lacked earlier and they will be hoping it favours them in the longer run.
|Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsolou|
|Hamid Mirzaei Nader|
|Brijendra Singh Chaudhary|
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