As Pro Kabaddi Season 10 approaches, the Haryana Steelers are gearing up with a renewed sense of purpose after narrowly missing out on playoff qualification in the past two seasons. The franchise strategically retained a mix of seasoned players and emerging talents, emphasizing a balanced squad for the landmark 10th edition.
In the Elite Retained Players (ERP) category, Haryana Steelers secured the services of raiding sensation K. Prapanjan, adding a formidable offensive dimension to their lineup. Retaining key players like Vinay, Jaideep Dahiya, and Mohit Nandal from the Retained Young Players (RYP) category demonstrates the team’s commitment to building on existing strengths.
The raiding unit boasts a diverse and dynamic set of players, including the explosive Siddharth Desai, the experienced K. Prapanjan, and the seasoned campaigners Chandran Ranjit and Vinay. Siddharth Desai, known as “Baahubali,” brings a wealth of experience, having scored 611 raid points in 63 PKL matches, showcasing his ability to secure Super Raids and Super 10s.
The defensive duo of Jaideep Dahiya and Mohit Nandal, who proved to be a formidable pairing in the previous season, remains intact. Jaideep’s 54 tackle points and Mohit Nandal’s 44 tackle points in Season 9 underline their defensive prowess. Harsh and Sunny Sehrawat provide valuable backup and depth to the defensive lineup.
Rahul Sethpal and Mohit, recent acquisitions from U Mumba, bring additional defensive prowess to the squad. The inclusion of Ashish, a seasoned all-rounder with 204 points in 43 matches, adds versatility and depth to both the offensive and defensive aspects of the team.
Head coach Manpreet Singh, known for his strategic acumen, will play a crucial role in finding the right combinations early in the season. If Siddharth Desai leads the attack effectively, supported by a sturdy defense marshaled by Jaideep Dahiya and Mohit Nandal, the Haryana Steelers could emerge as genuine contenders for the coveted PKL trophy in Season 10.
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