It’s a historic game as the captain cool of Kabaddi Anup Kumar for the first time in PKL history will play for a new franchise and his very first game is against his former side U Mumba.
Both sides are almost new with different strength & weaknesses. While U Mumba is looking solid in the defense with Fazal, Surender & 44 years (G)old Cheralathan, they have heavily relied on young Desai in raiding in their first game.
Jaipur Pink Panthers on the other hand looks one of the strongest side on paper with all bases covered but Mohit Chillar & Hodage’s form along with Selvamani & returning Sandeep Dhul’s fitness will be a concern for them. But some of their buys in this auction have been very smart which can be very good replacements if needed.
Probable Starting 7:
Fazal (C), Dharmaraj, Surinder, Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Rohit Rana, Abhishek Singh.
Jaipur Pink Panthers:
Anup (C), Deepak Hooda, Mohit Chillar, Selvamani, Hodage, Sandeep Dhull, Nitin Rawal.
Captain’s picks: Hooda, Desai, Anup, Rawal.
Alternate Raiders: Rohit Baliyan, Selvamani
Alternate Defenders: Chillar, Dharmaraj