Pro Kabbadi 2018 Team Profile : Haryana Steelers 0

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With all stage set for the festival of Kabaddi which is ready to start by October 7, 2018, Haryana Steelers are all set to steal the trophy of season 6 of PKL which has changed the game of Kabaddi all over the world completely. Haryana Steelers will play from Mothilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonepat with 2000 seating capacity. The JSW sports owned franchise will be coached by Rambir Singh Khokhar. The Captain of the team is not yet finalized but likely Surendar Nada is going to lead the team as he captianed Haryana last season also. The Haryana based franchise retained only one player- Kuldeep Singh(all-rounder) with not much experience but made a huge noise in the PKL player auction 2018 held at Bengaluru in June by adding the raiding sensation Monu Goyat for a whooping 1.5 crores, highest in the history of PKL who previously played for Patna Pirates. They also bought Vikas khandola, their season 5 star in raiding and made their raiding department much stronger than before. To support these young talent in raiding Steelers bought experienced Wasir Singh, who has previously played for Pune, Delhi and For Haryana for season. They bought their previous seasons Captain Surender Nada, Sachin Shingade, Neeraj Kumar as their key defenders for season 6.

ROSTER :

Monu Goyat – Raider
Vikas Khandola – Raider
Wazir Singh – Raider
Md.Zakhir Hossain – Raider
Anand Surendra Tomar – Raider
Arun Kumar H N – Raider
Bhuvneshwar Gaur – Raider
Surender Nada – Defender, left corner
Sachin Shingade – Defender, left cover
Sunil – Defender, right corner
Vikas – Defender, right corner
Amit Singh – Defender, right cover
Neeraj Kumar – Defender, right cover
Praveen – Defender
Kuldeep Singh – All-rounder
Mayur Shivtarker – All-rounder
Patrick Nzau Muvai – All-rounder
Prateek – All-rounder
Squad strength: 18

SQUAD ANALYSIS :

Haryana Steelers have a very well balanced squad in PKL season 6 with two main key raiders who can send the opposition players onto bench quickly and score maximum in do or die situations and can turn the game for their side. With likely Surendar Nada leading the side with Sachin Shingade, Wasir Singh and Monu Goyat alongside will be a big threat to the opposition. The key all-rounders for Haryana this season are retained namely Kuldeep Singh and Mayur Shivtarker. Talismanic and costly player Monu Goyat known for his “Running Hand Touch”, who was a game changer for Patna last season has scored a total of 265 points in just 39 matches, out of which 202 were scored in Season 5. With Vikas Khandola and experienced Wazir Singh alongside with him, both known for “Running Hand Touch”, have 359 points in 58 matches by both of them collectively.

Overall points in raiding by Monu Goyat, Vikas Khandola and Wazir Singh is 624 points which should be watched out this season. Defence is quite strong for Steelers this season with the second-most successful defender in vivo Pro Kabaddi Surender Nada, left corner specialist with one of the most feared ankle holds in the game has defended 239 points in 70 matches he played and has a record of 19 high 5s in these 70 matches is tied for the most high 5s in the league and also most consecutive high 5s (5) in his name. Another defender to watch out for is Vikas who has quite an impressive last season with 26 points in 19 matches he played. Overall this is a well balanced side to compete for the title.

RATING :

Raiding – 8.5/10
Defence – 7.5/10
All-rounders – 7/10
Overall rating – 8/10

PREVIOUS YEAR PERFORMANCE :

Haryana Steelers had a great season last year with Surender Nada topping the table for best defender with 80 points, 74 successful tackles, 6 super tackles and 9 high 5s in 21 matches he played. They have scored 727 points and conceded 726 points in 23 matches. They are at 2nd place below Pune for most Do or Die points with 105 points. They have 327 successful raids with 404 raid points and 206 successful tackles with 227 tackle points. Overall their performance was good last season when compared to other team’s performance.

FIXTURES :

○ Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers, Monday 8th October, Chennai

○ Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortune Giants, Friday 12th October, Sonepat

○ Haryana Steelers vs U Mumba, Saturday 13th October, Sonepat

○ Haryana Steelers vs Puneri Paltan, Sunday 14th October, Sonepat

○ Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers, Tuesday 16th October, Sonepat

○ Haryana Steelers vs U mumba, Wednesday 17th October, Sonepat

○ Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi K.C., Thursday 1íth October, Sonepat

○ Bengaluru Bulls vs Haryana Steelers, Wednesday 24th October, Pune

○ Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers, Sunday 28th October, Patna

○ Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers, Tuesday 6th November, Greater Noida

○ Haryana Steelers vs Dabang Delhi K.C., Thursday 8th November, Greater Noida

○ U mumba vs Haryana Steelers, Sunday 11th November, TBD

○ Tamil Talaivas vs Haryana Steelers, Wednesday 14th November, TBD

○ Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Haryana Steelers, Thursday 22nd November, Ahmedabad

○ Dabang Delhi K.C., vs Haryana Steelers, Sunday 25th November, TBD

○ Haryana Steelers vs Puneri Paltan, Wednesday 28th November, TBD

○ Haryana Steelers vs Bengal Warriors, Wednesday 5th December, TBD

○ UP Yoddha vs Haryana Steelers, Thursday 6th December, TBD

○ Telugu Titans vs Haryana Steelers, Sunday 9th December,

○ Hyderabad
Haryana Steelers vs Gujarat Fortune Giants, Wednesday 12th December, Hyderabad

○ Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Haryana Steelers, Tuesday 18th December, TBD

AUTHOR’S TAKE :

Haryana Steelers have a good balanced side this season with Surendra Nada leading the team and the defence. The raiding department is quite decent with Monu Goyat and Sachin Shingade as key raiders and helping them is experienced Wazir Singh. With these quality raiders and experienced defence line the team looks like sealing a spot in playoffs this season which they missed in previous season. Overall Steelers are expected to perform well when company to previous seasons considering their squad this season.

Playing Seven:

Monu Goyat ( raider)
Sachin Shingade ( defender, left cover )
Wazir Singh ( raider )
Kuldeep Singh ( all-rounder)
Surender Nada ( defender, left corner)
Vikas khandola ( raider )
Vikas ( defender, right corner)