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Editor’s Pick (PKL)

First match of today - Bengaluru meets Bengal. Bengaluru is fourth on the table in Zone B. They want to jump up a place to ensure that they make it to the next round. Yes there is a lot of time but why all this last minute tension right? Exactly a month to the playoffs. Bengal are second on the table but they want to stay on top.
Bengaluru Bulls - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders –  Ravinder Pahal, Sachin Kumar, Navjot Singh, Pradeep Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, Mahender Singh
Raiders – Rohit Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Sumit Singh, Harish Naik, Sinotharan Kanesharajah, Gurvinder Singh, Rohit, Sunil Jaipal
All Rounders – Sanjay Shrestha, Ashish Kumar, Ankit Sangwan, Amit, Preetam Chhillar
Bengal Warriors - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders –  Young Chang Ko, Ameares Mondal, Sandeep Malik, Surjeet Singh, Virender  Singh, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede
Raiders – Jang Kun Lee, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Vinod Kumar, Virender Wazir Singh, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar
All Rounders –  Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Ran Singh, Ravindra Kumavat, Vikash
Fairly straight pick
AR: Ashish Kumar, Ran Singh
DF: Mahender Singh, Surjeet Singh
RA: Rohit Kumar, Deepak Narwal, Maninder Singh
The second match is between Delhi and Pune of Zone A. Delhi is last on the table. Can they make it? Pune is fourth and looking slightly better. With 13 points between them, it is a lot in the world of Kabaddi.

Dabang Delhi - Squad strength: 20 (18 Indian, 2 Overseas)
Defenders – Nilesh Shinde, Bajirao Hodage, Sunil, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Swapnil Shinde, Satpal
Raiders – Ravi Dalal, Abolfazl Maghsoudlou, Suraj Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Patil Anand, Suresu Kumar, Vipin Malik, Shubham Palkar
All Rounders –  Tapas Pal, Vishal, Meraj Sheykh, Rupesh Tomar, Chetan S, Yatharth
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

Again. Players I would pick no matter what. I would have liked to pick Rajesh Mondal though.
AR: Meraj Sheykh, Sandeep Narwal, Deepak Hooda
DF: Girish Ernak
RA: R Sriram, More GB, Abolfazi Maghsodiou

What do you think?
Indu

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 !!!

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