The management of every team in every sport strives to keep their best players from the last season for the next one, which is also true of Pro Kabaddi. With their team combo and permutations in the Pro Kabaddi season 10, the teams try to strike the ideal balance. Based on their shows in the prior season, teams now focus on keeping as many players as possible.
With a huge focus on keeping players based on their success from the last season. The Pro Kabaddi League PKL teams work to find the ideal balance in the balance and combinations of their squads.
Some of these re-signed players easily maintain their great play from the prior season, living up to their big reputations. These elite players frequently act as the cornerstone of their teams, having a big impact on how well they perform on the kabaddi mat.
Pro Kabaddi Season 10 to begin after the Asian Games
The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India asked the dates be adjusted in light of the Indian Kabaddi team’s preparations for the Asian Games. Originally slated for September 8–9, the PKL auctions have been postponed.
On August 23, the Asian Games in China began, and on October 4, the competition starts. Ashan Kumar will serve as the men’s coach for the Indian team in the Asian Games. The news comes out two weeks ago. Pardeep Narwal’s omission from India’s 12-man Asian Games selection was the team’s huge surprise; else, everything else was as predicted.
Anupam Goswami, the league commissioner for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), made this statement on the new auction dates: “We want to announce that the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Player Auction will now take place just after the Asian Games.
The big Player Auction, where many top athletes from the Asian Games will draw intense bidding from the PKL teams, will get a lot of fan joy and attention.
The caravan concept, in which the league visits each of the 12 teams’ home cities, will be back for Pro Kabaddi season 10. Two years after PKL 8 was played in a bio-bubble in Bengaluru owing to the covid pandemic. PKL 9 spread across Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, PKL is returning to the caravan format.
Below are a few Elite Retained Players (ERPs) to keep an eye on for Pro Kabaddi season 10.
1. Pardeep Narwal | U.P. Yoddhas
The Dubki King Pardeep Narwal was a big opponent when U.P. Yoddhas attacked in the last PKL season. He was a crucial player for the Yoddhas in assault and finished the season with 220 raid points.
Last season, Pardeep Narwal averaged 10 raid points a game and attacked on his own in challenging areas. He is famous for his raw raiding skills, and he will surely put up a show in the next season.
2. Arjun Deshwal | Jaipur Pink Panthers
In the previous season, Jaipur Pink Panthers’ star raider Arjun Deshwal made a lasting impression by earning a huge number of raid points in the league—296—for the defending champions.
He headed the offensive charge while serving as the previous edition’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), relieving his fellow raiders of some of the load. His big attacking prowess will be a crucial asset for his squad in the next season, considering that he has an impressive 17 Super 10s to his name.
3. Sachin | Patna Pirates
In Season 9, Sachin was an unstoppable force for the Patna Pirates. He amassed 176 raid points and was the Patna Pirates’ top raider. The big raider can excel in testy areas and recorded 67 do-or-die raid points last season, the most of any raider.
He was his team’s go-to player whenever a player needed to be revived. When at his best, he is a big mat player. He may be quite vital for the Pirates in the Pro Kabaddi season 10.
4. Sunil Kumar: Jaipur Pink Panthers
Pro Kabaddi veteran Sunil Kumar is the captain of the Jaipur Pink Panthers, who won the PKL Season 9 title. He has shown defensive skills for his side, racking up an incredible 64 tackle points and taking home the title of top cover defender of the year.
Beyond his defensive skills, Sunil’s leadership traits. His ability to guide younger players will be crucial in the Jaipur Pink Panthers’ attempt to retain their title in Season 10.
5. Rinku: U Mumba
In the previous season, Rinku made himself U Mumba’s top defender by recording a huge 59 tackle points. But, he took the reins of the defences in Surinder Singh’s absence and successfully big hostile raids.
In Pro Kabaddi Season 9, Rinku was among the top five defenders with the most Super Tackle points. Thanks to his seven Super Tackles during the last season. He will likely play a big defensive role for the Mumboys in the next season once more.