Arjun DeshwalStrong Defence: Pink Panthers have a quality left corner in Sandeep, while Right corner Amit Hooda is also a quality defender, left cover Vishal also established himself as one of the best left covers in PKL. On their day the Pink Panthers defence are capable of flooring any raider.
Right Cover: Pink Panthers lacked a right cover last season and have once again chosen not to significantly strengthen that position although they have bought Amit Kharb, but he has hardly played in PKL, and his performances were mixed in the Senior Nationals.
Arjun Deshwal: Pink Panthers struggled with their raiding in PKL 7 and have pinned their hopes on Services star raider Arjun Deshwal to rejuvenate their raiding. The right raider played a big part in helping U Mumba reach the semi-finals, Pink Panthers will hope Arjun Deshwal makes the same impact for them and propels them to their first ever play-offs since PKL 4.
Deepak Hooda: The star all-rounder was at the centre of Jaipur’s melt down after a superb start in which they won 7 out of their first 8 matches. The 27-year-old star has a chance to help Pink Panthers make the play-offs and put things right.
Deepak Hooda and Naveen Bazzad: Deepak Hooda could not make the desired impact for the Pink Panthers in PKL 7, while Naveen Bazzad failed to make a sustained impact for Haryana in PKL 7. If both once again struggle, then Jaipur’s raiding will fail to influence many matches in PKL 8.