Pro Kabaddi League: Can Puneri Paltan fix their mistakes in this season? | Team Preview, Schedule, Squad, News.

PREVIEW : PUNERI PALTAN

Puneri Paltan has always been the home of some of the prominent Pro Kabaddi faces. They have been a strong formidable franchise that has housed some modern-day greats of the sport in their team. Wazir Singh, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Narwal, Girish Ernak are some of the names who have been performing consistently for the team over the years. But the franchise has never achieved Pro Kabaddi glory despite having iconic names in their squad all this time.

The side used its Final Bid Match to retain their star player Nitin Tomar for Rs. 61 lakh, while it also spent 60 lakh each to sign Baldev Singh and Vishal Bharadwaj. Puneri Paltan reinforced its raiding department by roping in the Showman, Rahul Chaudhari. Rahul is one of the classic raiders in the history of the PKL and knows how to bring out his best performance at crucial junctures.

The tactical master Anup Kumar made his coaching debut last season and is ready with his plans to turn around the fortunes of Orange Stallions. They put up a really disappointing performance in the previous season but Anup will be itching to go forward with his plans this season. Kenyan all-rounder Victor Obiero who stunned everyone with Super-sub performances in the last two seasons, might get the same role in Paltan as well.

SIGNINGS IN THE AUCTION : 

Paltan released Girish Ernak, Shubham Shinde and Surjeet which were the ultimate backbone of their defence. But Paltan successfully replaced these pillars with new young faces in the form of Akash Shinde, Shubham Shelke and Aslam Inamdar. These three Maharashtrian youngsters were part of the franchise’s developmental side Yuva Paltan and have a brilliant temperament for big games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR –

There are a lot of players to watch out for this season. Some of them include names like Nitin Tomar, Baldev Singh, Vishal Bharadwaj, Pawan Mohite and Hadi Tajik. Puneri Paltan has a tight jn form defence department who are of a scintillating performance. But the current form of their two prominent raiding generals Nitin Tomar and Rahul Chaudhari may worry fans. It’s up to these two veterans to notch up the raiding duties and if they do, Puneri Paltan will definitely mean business.

SQUAD :

PLAYERROLE
Mohit GoyatRaider
Nitin TomarRaider
Pankaj MohiteRaider
Pawan KumarRaider
Rahul ChaudhariRaider
VishwasRaider
Abinesh NadarajanDefender, right cover
Jadhav ShahajiDefender, right cover
Baldev SinghDefender, right corner
Hadi TajikDefender, right corner
Sourav KumarDefender, right corner
Sanket SawantDefender, left cover
KaramvirDefender, left corner
SombirDefender
Vishal BhardwajDefender
E SubashAll Rounder
Govind GurjarAll Rounder
Victor ObieroAll Rounder

SCHEDULE :

December 23: Dabang Delhi K.C. vs. Puneri Paltan, 08:30 pm IST

December 25: Puneri Paltan vs. Telugu Titans, 08:30 pm IST

December 28: Puneri Paltan vs. Patna Pirates, 07:30 pm IST

December 31: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Puneri Paltan, 07:30 pm IST

January 2: Puneri Paltan vs. Bengaluru Bulls, 08:30 pm IST

January 5: Puneri Paltan vs. Gujarat Giants, 07:30 pm IST

January 7: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Puneri Paltan, 08:30 pm IST

January 9: Puneri Paltan vs. Bengal Warriors, 07:30 pm IST

January 13: U Mumba vs. Puneri Paltan, 08:30 pm IST

January 17: Puneri Paltan vs. UP Yoddha, 07:30 pm IST

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