Retained Players List of PKL 7

Pro Kabaddi Season 7’s retained list is out and we exclusively bring you the list of the retained players and their prices. This article also looks at how much the teams have spent, and the purse left with them. Additionally it also looks at what positions each of the teams might look to strengthen in the auction.

Please note the purse for each team has been increased to 4.40 Cr.

Bengal Warriors

Budget Spent: 1.3 Crs

Budget Remaining: 3.1 Crs

Retained Players: Baldev Singh and Maninder Singh.

Likely RTM Players: Surjeet Singh, Ran Singh, Jang Kun Lee.

Strengths: One of the best raiders of last PKL in Maninder Singh.

Positions they will target: Left cover, Right corner will be priorities, will also target a support raider.

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Bengaluru Bulls

Budget Spent: 2.6 Crs

Budget Remaining: 1.8 Crs

Retained Players: Rohit Kumar, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ashish Sangwan and Amit Sheoran.

Likely RTM Players: Mahender Singh.

Strengths: Explosive Raiding department led by Pawan and Rohit Kumar, Ashish is a decent all-rounder, while Amit Sheoran is a fine upcoming left corner.

Positions they will target: Right Corner, and a DoD raider.

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Dabang Delhi

Budget Spent: 1.5 Crs

Budget Remaining: 2.9 Crs

Retained Players: Meraj Sheykh, Naveen Kumar and Joginder Narwal.

Likely RTM Players: Chandran Ranjith and Ravinder Pahal.

Strengths: Meraj is a fine all-rounder, Naveen is one the best upcoming raiders while the experienced Joginder is a capable leader and a left corner.

Positions they will target: Will primarily look for Left and right Cover and a support raider.

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Gujarat Fortune Giants

Retained Players: Sunil Kumar and Sachin.

Budget Spent: 1.92 Cr

Budget Remaining: 2.48 Cr

Likely RTM Players: Parvesh Bhainswal.

Strengths: One of the best up and coming raiders in Sachin, one of the best covers in Sunil, Rohit Gulia is a decent all-rounder.

Positions they will target: Left Cover, Left Corner, Right Corner and Support Raider.

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Haryana Steelers

Budget Spent: 1.33 Cr

Budget Remaining: 3.07 Cr

Retained Players: Kuldeep Singh, Vikash Khandola.

Likely RTM Players: Monu Goyat

Strengths: One of the best raiders in Vikash Khandola and quality upcoming left corner in Kuldeep, NYP right corner Sunil is a promising defender

Positions they will target: Another Raider, right cover are certain targets.

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Jaipur Pink Panthers

Budget Spent: 1.91 Cr

Budget Remaining: 2.49 Cr

Retained Players: Deepak Hooda, Sandeep Dhull.

Likely RTM Players: Mohit Chhillar.

Strengths: One of the best raiders in Deepak Hooda and quality left corner in Sandeep, Young right corner Santhapanaselvam is a promising defender.

Positions they will target: Both Covers and a support raider.

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Patna Pirates

Budget Spent: 1.86 Cr

Budget Remaining: 2.54 Cr

Retained Players: Pardeep Narwal, Tushar Patil, Jawahar and Vikas Jaglan.

Likely RTM Players: Jaideep, Manjeet.

Strengths: Very strong raiding led by Pardeep Narwal, Tushar Patil impressed in the recently held Senior Nationals in Roha.

Positions they will target: Defence doesn’t inspire confidence and was the cause of their downfall last PKL, hence will look to reinforce the defence.

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Puneri Paltan

Budget Spent: 21.7 L

Budget Remaining: 4.18 Cr

Retained Players:

Likely RTM Players: Girish Ernak, Sandeep Narwal and Nitin Tomar.

Strengths: Strong corner combination and strong raiding with the emergence of More G.B

Positions they will target: Will look for support raiders and Covers.

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Tamil Thalaivas

Budget Spent: 1.65 Cr (Including 43.5L for 6 NYP player)

Budget Remaining: 2.75 Cr

Retained Players: Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar and Victor Obiero.

Likely RTM Players: Amit Hooda, Athul M.S.

Strengths: Ajay Thakur is a match winning raider, Manjeet Chhillar is one of the best defenders of PKL.

Positions they will target: Left Corner, Right Cover and a Support raider.

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Telugu Titans

Budget Spent: 1.16 Cr

Budget Remaining: 3.23 Cr

Retained Players: Farhad Milaghardhan, Armaan, Krushna Madane and Mohsen Maghsoudlou.

Likely RTM Players: Rahul Chaudhari, Abozar

Strengths: Upcoming left corner in Krushna Madane and utility all-rounders like Farhad Milaghardhan and Mohsen Maghsoudlou.

Positions they will target: Left Cover, Raiders and a right corner if they don’t get Abozar.

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U.P Yoddha

Budget Spent: 1.07 Cr

Budget Remaining: 3.33 Cr

Retained Players: Sachin Kumar and Amit.

Likely RTM Players: Rishank Devadiga, Prashanth Rai, Shrikanth Jadhav and Jeeva Kumar.

Strengths: Best Right corner of PKL in Nitesh Kumar and a quality left corner in Sachin Kumar, left cover Amit is also a good upcoming left cover.

Positions they will target: Will target Raiders and a right cover.

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U Mumba

Budget Spent: 2.02 Cr

Budget Remaining: 2.38 Cr

Retained Players: Fazel Atrachali, Rajguru, Arjun Deshwal and Surinder.

Likely RTM Players: Siddharth Desai, Rohit Rana and Abhishek Singh.

Strengths: Fazel is arguably the best defender of PKL, while rapidly improving Surinder Singh is one of the best right cover of PKL.

Positions they will target: Raiders, Right corner and left cover.

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