After a lot of wait and anticipation, the Kabaddi season is finally underway. Season 9 of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi has been quite talked about by the fans and there has been a lot of excitement regarding this. Kabaddi is definitely on the rise in India and the number of people watching, loving and supporting their teams in kabaddi just keeps on increasing day by day, season after season.
In a country like India where the spotlight is always on cricket compared to all the other sports combined, Kabaddi has slowly made its own way, its own market and overall its own ecosystem.
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The excitement around Vivo Pro Kabaddi season 9 has been supreme and the new season is finally underway. The tournament will as usual be divided in two phases. The first phase will have a total of 66 games that will be played. The first phase will be hosted in Bengaluru while Pune and Hyderabad are also the other venues which will host the second leg mostly. The fixtures of the second leg will not be out before the end of october.
As the new season is here, let’s take a look at the squads and how the teams are shaping up for the new season.
Player Name Position Shrikant Jadhav Raiders Aslam Saja Mohamed Thambi Raiders Maninder Singh Raiders R Guhan Raiders Suyog Baban Gaikar Raiders Parshant Kumar Raiders Akash Pikalmunde Raiders Girish Ernak Defenders Amit Sheoran Defenders Parveen Satpal Defenders Shubham Shinde Defenders Soleiman Pahlevani Defenders Surender Nada Defenders Sakthivel R Defenders Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje Defenders Deepak Niwas Hooda All-Rounders Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre All-Rounders Rohit All-Rounders Ashish Kumar (Sangwan) All-Rounders Balaji D All-Rounders Vinod Kumar All-Rounders Manoj Gowda K. All-Rounders
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Player Name Position Vikash Kandola Raiders Harmanjit Singh Raiders Nageshor Tharu Raiders Lal Mohar Yadav Raiders Neeraj Narwal Raiders More G B Raiders Bharat Raiders Saurabh Nandal Defenders Mahender Singh Defenders Aman Defenders Rajnesh Defenders Yash Hooda Defenders Mayur Jagannath Kadam Defenders Vinod Lachmayya Naik Defenders Rohit Kumar Defenders Rahul Khatik All-Rounders Sachin Narwal All-Rounders
Dabang Delhi K.C
Naveen Kumar Raiders Suraj Panwar Raiders Ashish Narwal Raiders Manjeet Raiders Ashu Malik Raiders Sandeep Kumar (Dhull) Defenders Vishal Defenders Aakash Defenders Amit Hooda Defenders Anil Kumar Defenders Md. Liton Ali Defenders Ravi Kumar Defenders Krishan Defenders Dipak Defenders Vijay Defenders Vinay Kumar Defenders Monu Defenders Vijay All-Rounders Reza Katoulinezhad All-Rounders Tejas Maruti Patil All-Rounders
Gaurav Chhikara Raiders Parteek Dhaiya Raiders Sohit Raiders Sonu Raiders Sonu Singh Raiders Baldev Singh Defenders Kapil Defenders Manuj Defenders Ujjval Singh Defenders Sourav Gulia Defenders Vinod Kumar Defenders YoungChang Ko Defenders Rinku Narwal Defenders Sandeep Kandola Defenders Arkam Shaikh All-Rounders Shankar Bhimraj Gadai All-Rounders Rohan Singh All-Rounders
Manjeet Raiders Vinay Raiders Rakesh Narwal Raiders Meetu Raiders Sushil Raiders K. Prapanjan Raiders Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou Mahalli Raiders Manish Gulia Raiders Lovepreet Singh Raiders Joginder Singh Narwal Defenders Jaideep Defenders Naveen Defenders Sunny Defenders Monu Defenders Harsh Defenders Ankit Defenders Amirhossein Bastami Defenders Mohit Defenders Nitin Rawal All-Rounders
Jaipur Pink Panthers
Ajith V Kumar Raiders Arjun Deshwal Raiders Devank Raiders Rahul Chaudhari Raiders Nitin Panwar Raiders Navneet Raiders Bhavani Rajput Raiders Sunil Kumar Defenders Abhishek KS Defenders Ashish Defenders Ankush Defenders Sahul Kumar Defenders Deepak Defenders Woosan KO Defenders Lucky Sharma Defenders Reza Mirbagheri Defenders Nitin Chandel Defenders Rahul Gorakh Dhanawade All-Rounder
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Sachin Raiders Sushil Gulia Raiders Vishwas S Raiders Anand Surendra Tomar Raiders Ranjit Venkatramana Naik Raiders Anuj Kumar Raiders Monu Raiders Rohit Raiders Neeraj Kumar Defenders Sunil Defenders Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj Defenders Naveen Sharma Defenders Manish Defenders Shivam Chaudhari Defenders Rohit Gulia All-Rounders Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh All-Rounders Sajin Chandrasekar All-Rounders Abdul Insamam S All-Rounders Daniel Omondi Odhiambo All-Rounders Sagar Kumar All-Rounders
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Aslam Mustafa Inamdar Raiders Mohit Goyat Raiders Aditya Tushar Shinde Raiders Akash Santosh Shinde Raiders Pankaj Mohite Raiders Shubham Nitin Shelke Raiders Fazel Atrachali Defenders Sombir Defenders Badal Taqdir Singh Defenders Abinesh Nadarajan Defenders Sanket Sawant Defenders Alankar Kaluram Patil Defenders Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav Defenders Rakesh Bhalle Ram Defenders D Mahindraprasad Defenders Harsh Mahesh Lad Defenders Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh All-Rounders Govind Gurjar All-Rounders
Pawan Kumar (Sehrawat) Raiders Ajinkya Ashok Pawar Raiders Jatin Raiders Himanshu Raiders Himanshu Raiders Narender Raiders Sagar Defenders Ankit Defenders M. Abishek Defenders Ashish Defenders Md. Arif Rabbani Defenders Himanshu Defenders Mohit Defenders Sahil Defenders Arpit Saroha Defenders Visvanath V. All-Rounders Thanushan Laxmamoha All-Rounders K. Abhimanyu All-Rounders
Abhishek Singh Raiders Monu Goyat Raiders Siddharth Sirish Desai Raiders Rajnish Raiders Ankit Beniwal Raiders Vinay Raiders Aman Kadian Raiders Surjeet Singh Defenders Parvesh Bhainswal Defenders Vishal Bhardwaj Defenders Adarsh T Defenders Ravinder Pahal Defenders Vijay Kumar Defenders Nitin Defenders Mohit Defenders Mohit Pahal Defenders Muhammed Shihas S Defenders Mohsen Maghsoudlou Jafari All-Rounders K. Hanumanthu All-Rounders Hamid Mirzaei Nader All-Rounders Ravinder All-Rounders
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Ashish Raiders Guman Singh Raiders Jai Bhagwan Raiders Heidarali Ekrami Raiders Ankush Raiders Kamlesh Raiders Shivam Raiders Pranay Vinay Rane Raiders Sachin Raiders Rupesh Raiders Surinder Singh Defenders Rinku Defenders Shivansh Thakur Defenders Rahul Defenders Prince Defenders Kiran Laxman Magar Defenders Harendra Kumar Defenders Satywan Defenders Mohit Defenders Gholamabbas Korouki All-Rounder
U P Yoddhas
Pardeep Narwal Raiders Nitin Tomar Raiders Rathan K Raiders James Namaba Kamweti Raiders Gulveer Singh Raiders Surender Gill Raiders Anil Kumar Raiders Durgesh Kumar Raiders Aman Raiders Rohit Tomar Raiders Mahipal Raiders Abozar Mohajer Mighani Defenders Babu Murugasan Defenders Jaideep Defenders Sumit Defenders Nitesh Kumar Defenders Ashu Singh Defenders Shubham Kumar Defenders Gurdeep All-Rounders Nehal Desai All-Rounders Nitin Panwar All-Rounders