Pro Kabaddi League: Is this the winning season for the Tamil Thalaivas? | Team Preview, Schedule, Squad, News.

PREVIEW : TAMIL THALAIVAS

Tamil Thalaivas has been one of the underperforming teams in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League. Tamil Thalaivas is a Kabaddi team based in Tamil Nadu that plays in the PKL. The team is owned by the consortium called Magnum Sports Private Limited and actor Vijay Sethupathi is the brand ambassador of the team. This time the Thalaivas have gone for a complete makeover of their squad.

SIGNINGS IN THE AUCTION : 

Tamil Thalaivas retained none of its elite players ahead of season eight of the PKL. The side had to build its team from scratch at the player auctions and they did stick to the plan. Tamil Thalaivas spent ₹75 lakh to sign the services of Surjeet Singh, making him the costliest defender of the Season 8 Player Auction. Surjeet is one of the most experienced and big names in PKL history with 278 tackle points and the record for 27 High-5s making him a stunning buy.

Tamil Thalaivas have assembled a raiding unit with talented youth players who have proven their mettle on the big stage in Season 7 and are roaring to go yet again. Manjeet and K. Prapanjan will take charge of the offensive line-up and of get going, can cause a lot of damage in the opponent court. Other recruits like Athul MS, Ajinkya Pawar, Bhavani Rajput, and Sourabh Tanaji Patil have all shown glimpses of their skills and raiding abilities in previous seasons.

The defence department led by Surjeet looks slightly inexperienced but has some interesting names in it. The corner duo of Sagar Rathee and Sagar Krishna will form a partnership for the Thalaivas, while Santhapanaselvam and Himanshu may be used as substitutional corners. M. Abishek and Sahil could be used as cover defenders as well.

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR – TAMIL THAILAVAS

Some of the players to watch out for in the Thalaivas squad include names like Manjeet, Surjeet Singh, K Prapanjan, Athul MS, Sagar and Bhavani Rajput. Tamil Thalaivas could be up for an impactful campaign in the upcoming season as they aim to achieve new forts with a young side that is ready to roar.

SQUAD :

Ajinkya Pawar
Athul MS
Bhavani Rajput
K Prapanjan
Manjeet
Sandaruwan Asiri
M. Abishek
Surjeet Singh
Himanshu
Sagar
Sahil
Anwar Saheed Baba
Sagar Krishna
Santhapanaselvam
Sourabh Patil

SCHEDULE :

December 22: Telugu Titans vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 8:30 PM IST

December 24: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Bengaluru Bulls, 8:30 PM IST

December 27: Tamil Thalaivas vs. U Mumba, 7:30 PM IST

December 31: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Puneri Paltan, 7:30 PM IST

January 1: Dabang Delhi KC vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 9:30 PM IST

January 4: UP Yoddha vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 9:30 PM IST

January 6: Patna Pirates vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 7:30 PM IST

January 10: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Haryana Steelers, 7:30 PM IST

January 13: Bengal Warriors vs. Tamil Thalaivas, 7:30 PM IST

January 16: Tamil Thalaivas vs. Jaipur Pink Panthers, 7:30 PM IST

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