With almost two more months of games to go, this tournament is one of the longest so far. According to the statistics, PKL has taken over cricket in TV Viewership in India. This record is really something considering that India has always been known for being cricket-crazy.
The points table has been fairly consistent. The teams that have been performing well have stayed on top of the table. Teams like Tamil Nadu are consistently at the bottom. While there is a lot of time left, the teams need to work hard on a positive strategy to make a difference to their position in the points table.
Patna - Tamil NaduPatna Pirates - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Jaideep, Manish Kumar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh
Raiders – Vijay, Monu Goyat, Pardeep Narwal, Md. Zakir Hossain, Vikas Jaglan, Vinod Kumar, Vishnu Uthaman, Jawahar
All Rounders – Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Parveen Birwal, Arvind KumarTamil Thalaivas - Squad strength: 25 (22 Indian, 3 Overseas)
Defenders – C Arun, Amit Hooda, Sanket Chavan, Rajesh, Anil Kumar, Anil Kumar, Mugilan, Sanket Chavan, T. Prabhakaran, Vijin T., Vijay Kumar, Muruthu M, Darshan J
Raiders – Waleed Al Hasani, Dong Geon Lee, Bhavani Rajput, Ajay Thakur, M. Thivakaran, K. Prapanjan, Sombir, Vineet Sharma, Sarang Deshmukh
All Rounders – Prathap, Chan Sik Park, Sujit Maharana, Ananthkumar
AR: D Pradap
DF: Jaideep, Amit Hooda
RA: Ajay Thakur, Prapanjan K, Monu Goyat, Vinod Kumar
The other match today is between Mumbai and Pune. Teams of the same state, they meet today with five points between them. Zone A Match.
U Mumba - Squad strength: 18 (15 Indian, 3 Overseas)Defenders – Joginder Narwal, Surender Singh, D. Suresh Kumar, Deepak Yadav, N. Renjith
Raiders – Kashiling Adake, Nitin Madane, Shabeer Bappu, Anup Kumar, Darshan, Shrikant Jadhav, Mohan Raman G
All Rounders – Dong Ju Hong, Hadi Oshtorak, Kuldeep Singh, Yong Joo Ok, Shiv Om, E Subash
Puneri Paltan - Squad strength: 15 (13 Indian, 2 Overseas)Defenders – Dharamraj Cheralathan, Girish Ernak, Md. Ziaur Rehman
Raiders – Rajesh Mondal, Rohit Kumar Choudary, Umesh Mhatre, Akshay Jadhav, More GB, Suresh Kumar, Deepak Niwas Hooda
All Rounders – Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Ravi Kumar, Ajay, Narender Hooda
AR: Sandeep Narwal, Deepak Hooda, Kuldeep Singh
DF: Girish Maruti, D Cheralatha
RA: Anup Kumar, Shabeer Bappu
Just like the teams, there are some players who are more than just brand names. They are consistently performing and adding points to their teams. The ones on my team who will always be are Ajay Thakkur, Sandeep Narwal Deepak Hooda, etc.
What do you think?
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!