The start date for the Vivo Pro Kabaddi season 9 League 2022 has been announced as October 7, 2022 by Mashal Sports. In October through December 2022, 12 teams will play 66 matches in the Pro Kabaddi League 2022. As a result of their maiden championship earlier this year, Dabang Delhi KC won the previous season. Bengaluru, Pune, and Hyderabad will host the matches for the ninth season of the PKL.
The PKL was inaugurated in 2014 with Jaipur Pink Panthers winning the inaugural season. Over the years, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, Bengal Warriors, and Patna Pirates have won many seasons back to back. A match between Dabang Delhi and U Mumbai will mark the beginning of the season for the club that just won the last season.
However, there are still six teams without a season-winning title. The odds on who can win Kabaddi season have already started appearing on a few Kabaddi betting apps in India. The winning odds are heavily in favor of Patna Pirates, with Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi KC, Puneri Paltan and Tamil Thalaivas in close competition.
UP Yoddhas, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Titans, according to the odds, stand very little chance of winning.
There have already been two PKL champions in previous seasons — Patna Pirates and Dabang Delhi KC — but let’s see how the other three stack up.
New contenders for the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 Trophy
Despite qualifying for the semi-finals twice, the Telugu Titans have not reached the finals of the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 League since 2014.
Last season, they did not show very strong performance due to injuries to their main raiders Siddharth Desai and Rohit Kumar. In preparation for Pro Kabaddi Season 9 2022, the team owners have revamped the squad and coaching staff. Telugu Titans’ new assistant coach, Manjeet Chhillar, has prepared an excellent strategy to ensure that Telugu Titans have a stellar squad for the upcoming PKL season.
It may be the season for Puneri Paltan to rise and shine after years of underperforming in the PKL. In this season’s tournament, Puneri Paltans have a great chance of winning under coach Anup Kumar. He is not afraid to rest the senior players and supports young talent. His name is Captain Cool, and he is often refer to as the cool captain who never gets aggressive. And, always guides the team calmly through difficult times, even when they are under pressure.
As a result of his player rotation strategy and the fact that he makes changes based on performance and situation during the game. It makes it difficult for the opposition to generate a strategy for the game. As a team, they really performed well during the PKL season 8. And, hopefully that season 9 will see them emerge even stronger. Apparently, their logo stands for “Khel Badlega” as they say, and popularize it throughout the country.
Also, the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 League team, Tamil Thalaivas, have sign a sponsorship agreement. And that is with the sports news provider, DafaNews, as part of their sponsorship package.
It has also been announced that Tamil Thalaivas have also put together a very strong and tremendous team for this season’s PKL. In the upcoming season, their focus and strategy will be to acquire quality players. But only during the upcoming auction to give them the best chance of winning the title.
AlIn the last three seasons, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat had been the most successful raider in the PKL. And, the team has heavily invested in him in the coming seasons. In addition to Sagar, with rating second best defender by his teammates last season. Tamil Thalaivas have retained another strong contender this year in Sagar. A total of 83 tackle points were taken by him last season, including eight high-fives. He is likely to prove to be a very dangerous defender for Tamil Thalaivas. And, he might even propel them closer to the trophy,
From a fan’s point of view, this is going to be a really interesting season to watch from a fan’s point of view. Because of the toughness of the competition. And, the fact that many teams are coming with their best players who are in their prime. As the season progresses, let’s wait and see how the game will unfold. And, who will emerge as the winner of the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 this year.