The Auction procedure of sixth edition of Pro Kabaddi League was completed on 30th May in Mumbai. A pool of 422 players( 58 overseas and 87 selected from FKH programme) were divided among 5 categories whose base prices were 20 Lakh INR, 12 Lakh INR, 8 Lakh INR, 6.6 Lakh INR and 5 Lakh INR. Each team had a purse of 4 Crore minus the amount they spent on retained players out of which they had to buy 12-24 players. There were as usual some surprise moves from the men in Auction. Monu Goyat became the most expensive player ever in PKL history when Haryana Steelers bought him for a whopping 1.51 crore. Here we give you insights of what actually happened in the auction.
Much like the last year, the squad of the defending champions doesn’t look very threatening on paper but has the potential to do amazing things on court. As usual, all will depend upon Pardeep Narwal who has been absolutely magical so far. Deepak Narwal is there as a support raider while Kuldeep Singh will be a key all-rounder. They’ll definitely miss the services of Monu Goyat. Here is the full squad.
Pardeep Narwal [Retained], Deepak Narwal, Manjeet, Tushar Patil, Jawahar [Retained],Surender Singh,Vikas Jaglan
Jaideep [Retained],Manish [Retained],Vikas Kale,Vijay Kumar,Ravinder Kumar
Kuldeep Singh [Retained],Vijay,Taedok Eom,Hyunil Park ,Arvind Kumar, Parveen Birwal
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Season 1 champions Jaipur Pink Panthers didn’t really have a very good outing at the auction except buying Deepak Niwas Hooda and Mohit Chillar. Anup Kumar is an expetiexper raider but over the years, his pace has reduced.
Deepak Niwas Hooda, Sandeep Dhull, Mohit Chhillar, Anup Kumar, K Selvamani, Bajirao Hodage, Chang Ko, David Mosambayi, Gangadhari Mallesh, Sunil Siddhgavali, Anand Patil, Shiva Ramakrishna, Brijendra Singh Chaudhary,
FKH players – Lokesh Kaushik
Bengal Warriors believed in retaining their core as their performance last season was very impressive. Jang Kun Lee, Ran Singh and Surjeet Singh form a very deadly trio as raiders.
Ran Singh, Jang Kun Lee, Ziaur Rahman, Shrikant Tewthia, Mahesh Goud, Vijin Thangadurai, Bhupender Singh, Vittal Meti, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Amit Nagar, Ashish Chhokar, Manoj Dhull
Retained players – Surjeet Singh, Maninder Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Amaresh Mondal
FKH players – Mithin Kumar
Bengaluru Bulls have got a factory of raiders with Rohit Kumar and Kashiling Adake being the men in helm.
Pawan Kumar, Mahender Singh, Kashiling Adake, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Raju Lal Choudhary, Dong Ju Hong, Gyung Tae Kim, Sandeep, Jawahar Vivek, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, Mahendra Singh Dhaka, Nitesh BR, Anil, Anand V, Rohit
Retained players – Rohit Kumar
FKH players – Harish Naik, Amit Sheoran, Sumit Singh
Chandran Ranjit, Vishal Mane, Viraj Landge, Pawan Kumar, Ravinder Pahal, Rajesh Narwal, Shabeer Bapu, Siddharth, Khomsan Thongkham, Anil Kumar, Kamal Kishor Jat, Yogesh Hooda, Joginder Narwal, Satpal Narwal
Retained players – Meraj Sheykh, Tushar Balaram Bhoir, Tapas Pal, Vishal
FKH players – Naveen Kumar
K Prapanjan, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ruturaj Koravi, Ajay Kumar, Dong Geon Lee, Hadi Oshtorak, Shubham Palkar, Amit Sharma, Dharmender,
Retained players – Sachin, Sunil Kumar, Mahendra Rajput
FKH players – Lalit Chaudhary, Vikram Kandola, Anil
Monu Goyat, Surender Nada, Vikash Khandola, Wazir Singh, Md. Zakir Hossain, Prateek, Patrick Nzau Muvai
Retained players – Kuldeep Singh, Mayur Shivtarkar, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas
FKH players – Arun Kumar
Nitin Tomar, Vinod Kumar, Sanjay Shrestha, Parvesh, Akshay Jadhav, Bajrang, Takamitsu Kono
Retained players – Sandeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, More GB, Girish Maruti Ernak, Vikash Khatri, Rinku Narwal, Monu
FKH players – Amit Kumar
Sukesh Hegde, Darshan J, Manjeet Chillar, Jasvir Singh, K Jayasselan, Atul MS, Chan Sik Park, Anil Sharma, Abhinandan Chandel, D Gopu, Vimal Raj, Jae Min Lee
Retained players – Ajay Thakur, Amit Hooda, C. Arun, D Pradap
FKH players – Rajnish
Rahul Chaudhari, Abozar Mohajermighani, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Singh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Sanket Chavan, Mahender Reddy,
Retained players – Nilesh Salunke, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakshith, Sombir
FKH players – Kamal Singh, Ankit Beniwal, Anand
Rishank Devadiga, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Jeeva Kumar, Shrikant Jadhav, Sachin Kumar, Darshan Kadian, Seaong Ryeol Kim, Suleiman Kabir, Narender, Rohit Kumar Choudhary, Amit, Bhanu Pratap Tomar –
Retained players – Pankaj, Nitesh Kumar
FKH players – Azad Singh, Arkam Shaikh
Fazel Atrachali, Dharmarajan Cheralathan, Abhishek Singh, Siddharth Desai, Vinod Kumar, Abofazl Maghsodloumahali, R. Sriram, Rohit Baliyan, Hadi Tajik, Adinath Gavali
Retained players – E Subash, Surinder Singh, Shiv Om
FKH players – Gaurav Kumar, Mohit Balyan, Anil