Dabang Delhi KC had a fantastic Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 as it made it to the finals for the first time in the history of the tournament. They have been a strong gutsy over the past few seasons who have ensured to give their opponents a tough time.
Dabang Delhi made their most expensive purchase in the name of the star all-rounder Sandeep Narwal. They acquired his services for Rs 60 Lacs and notably Sandeep had been part of the franchise in the past which makes this his sweet comeback into his former club. The franchise also strengthened its squad by roping in senior India raider and ex Tamil Thalaivan Ajay Thakur for Rs 46 Lac who has been a stalwart and a terrific ambassador of the game.
SIGNINGS IN THE AUCTION :
Dabang Delhi also bought their star defender Joginder Narwal and announced him as the captain for the eighth season of the league. Joginder led Dabang Delhi KC to the final of the previous season in the PKL, where the team ended up as the runners-up. A lot is riding on the able shoulders of Narwal and it will be interesting to see how he leads a new side this season.
Delhi went on to further bolster its defence by bringing in senior right and left cover defender Jeeva Kumar for Rs 44 lac. It also bought senior all-rounder Manjeet Chhillar at a base price of 20 lac and these two picks give them the much-needed experience in the defence where these two calm cool heads can get the job done for their sides.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR –
Some of the players to watch out for in the Delhi side include names like Iranian Emad Sedaghat, Nia, Sushant Sail and Neeraj Narwal, Sandeep Narwal, Manjeet Chillar and young guns Balram and Vijay. These are a brilliant combination of young guns and experienced veterans which can prove to be an x-factor for the Delhi side.
Overall Dabang Delhi looks like a side that lives up to their name and is total ‘Dabang’ on paper. Now it will be up to the players and the coaching staff as to how they resonate the balance between the youth and experience within the team to maximize the performance and bring the results.
|Jeeva Kumar||Defender, right cover|
|Mohit||Defender, right cover|
|Sumit||Defender, left cover|
|Joginder Narwal||Defender, left corner|
|Vikash Kumar D||Defender|
|Manjeet Chhillar||All Rounder|
|Sandeep Narwal||All Rounder|
|Vijay Jaglan||All Rounder|
December 23: Dabang Delhi KC vs. Puneri Paltan, 8:30 PM IST
December 24: U Mumba vs. Dabang Delhi KC, 7:30 PM IST
December 26: Gujarat Giants vs. Dabang Delhi KC, 7:30 PM IST
December 29: Dabang Delhi KC vs. Bengal Warriors, 7:30 PM IST
January 1: Dabang Delhi KC vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 9:30 PM IST
January 5: Dabang Delhi KC vs. Telugu Titans, 8:30 PM IST
January 8: UP Yoddha vs. Dabang Delhi KC, 7:30 PM IST
January 10: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs. Dabang Delhi , 8:30 PM IST
January 12: Dabang Delhi vs. Bengaluru Bulls, 8:30 PM IST
January 15: Haryana Steelers vs. Dabang Delhi, 7:30 PM IST