Two strong sides Puneri Paltan and Harayana Steelers which are yet to make their debut in Pro Kabaddi League will take on each other at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on 22nd July, Monday at 8:30 PM IST.
Puneri Paltan led by their star player opted for a rehaul of their side as they made some impressive buys in the auction, acquiring seasoned right cover from the Bengal Warriors, who will captain the side for this season, taking the pressure off Girish Ernak and Nitin Tomar. The Paltan will be coached by 'Captain Cool' Anup Kumar, who has slotted into his role after announcing his retirement from PKL last season.
On the other hand, Haryana Steelers led by their star raider Vikas Kandhola Steelers, meanwhile, let go of captain from last season Monu Goyat but retained youngsters such as Vikash Kandola, left corner Kuldeep Singh ahead of the auction. From the player auction, they signed the services of ace defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan and lanky raider Prashant Kumar Rai.
Players to watch out for Haryana Steelers - Vikas Kandhola and Dharmaraj Cheralathan
Players to watch out for Puneri Paltan - Nitin Tomar and Girish Maruti Ernak
Retained players: None
Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Surjeet Singh, Girish Maruti Ernak, Darshan Kadian, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Satpal, Amit Kumar, Emad Sedaghat, Jadhav, Hadi, Deepak Yadav, Sagar B Krishna
Elite Retained Players: Kuldeep Singh, Vikash Khandola
Vinay, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Vikas Kale, Naveen, Ravi Kumar, K Selvamani, Amir Mohammad Maleki, Tim Phonchoo, Vikram Khandola, Subhash Narwal