Defending Champions Dabang Delhi KC made some interesting buys during the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2022 auctions. The Delhi-based team - who have been one of the most consistent franchises in the last three seasons - will be aiming to start the PKL 9 season on a confident note.
Ahead of this year's season, Dabang Delhi K.C. team management strengthened its squad by picking up a mix of young and experienced talents. Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Vishal Lather, Md. Liton Ali, Reza Katoulinezhad, Amit Hooda, Anil Kumar, and several others were included in the Delhi side.
The team had already retained the star raiding duo Naveen Kumar Goyat & Vijay Malik who displayed the best of their performances in the previous season.
Goyat, the player with one of the highest numbers of Super raids in the last few-many seasons, has also been appointed the captain of the side for this edition as Dabang Delhi management had released senior defender Joginder Narwal.
Delhi's strength has been their defence but ahead of the new season the team management let go of several defenders and retained all the raiders in Naveen, Ashu Mali, Manjeet, and Suraj Panwar.
In the auction, coach Krishan Kumar Hooda's side shopped only defenders like Sandeep Dhull, Ravi Kumar, Vishal, Md Liton Ali, Reza Katoulinezhad, Amit Hooda, Anil Kumar, Aakash, Monu and Tejas Maruti Patil.
The defender's trio of Ravi Kumar (right cover), Sandeep Dhull (left corner) and Amit Hooda (right corner) will pose a stiff challenge to the opposition.
Dabang Delhi - who finished the league stage as the second team with 79 points following 12 wins, 6 defeats and 4 ties last season - will begin their campaign in season 9 against U Mumba at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru, on October 7.
Here is a look at Dabang Delhi KC PKL 2022 Squad, Players List, Best Starting Seven and Schedule:
Dabang Delhi KC PKL 2022 Squad and Players List
Raiders: Naveen Kumar Goyat (C), Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar
Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Anil Kumar, Monu, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Vijay, Md. Liton Ali (Bangladesh), Aakash
All-rounders: Vijay, Tejas Patil, Reza Katoulinezhad (Iran).
Coach: Krishan Kumar Hooda
Dabang Delhi KC PKL 2022 Best Possible Starting Seven:
Sandeep Dhul (Left Corner), Vijay Malik (Left In), Vishal (Left Cover), Naveen Kumar (Center), Ravi Kumar (Right Cover), Ashu Malik (Right In) and Amit Hooda (Right Corner).
|Date||Day||Fixture||Time in IST|
|October 7||Friday||Dabang Delhi vs U Mumba||7:30 PM|
|October 10||Monday||Dabang Delhi vs Gujarat Giants||8:30 PM|
|October 12||Wednesday||UP Yoddhas vs Dabang Delhi||8:30 PM|
|October 15||Saturday||Telugu Titans vs Dabang Delhi||8:30 PM|
|October 17||Monday||Dabang Delhi vs Haryana Steelers||8:30 PM|
|October 21||Friday||Patna Pirates vs Dabang Delhi||9:30 PM|
|October 26||Wednesday||Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors||8:30 PM|
|October 29||Saturday||Bengaluru Bulls vs Dabang Delhi||7:30 PM|
|October 30||Sunday||Tamil Thalaivas vs Dabang Delhi||8:30 PM|
|November 1||Tuesday||Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi||7:30 PM|
|November 4||Friday||Dabang Delhi vs Jaipur Pink Panthers||8:30 PM|