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Last month, the Bengaluru Bulls held an exciting Pro Kabaddi 2022 (PKL 2022) Auction. The Bulls unexpectedly let go of captain Pawan Kumar Sehrawat ahead of the new season. Pawan was the Bulls franchises backbone for the previous three seasons, but team management released him into the PKL 2022 auction pool.
Randhir Singh Sehrawat, the teams coach, anticipated that his disciple Pawan would fetch between 2.2 and 2.3 crore at the auction. The Bengaluru Bulls did not wait for Pawan to arrive at the auction because they needed to sign some other players with the available auction purse.
Bengaluru Bulls made a bold move ahead of the auctions when they released their MVP, Pawan Sehrawat. The side chose to not retain him and instead replaced him with Vikash Kandola. The Bulls signed Vikash for a whopping 1.70 crore, making him the PKLs second-most expensive player.
Vikash, a prolific raider himself and Haryana Steelers former captain, will spearhead the Bulls raiding duties. The defence is relatively unchanged from last season and features the likes of Aman and Saurabh Nandal.
Here is Bengaluru Bulls full squad for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League
Raiders: Vikash Kandola, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, More G B, Harmanjit Singh, Nageshor Tharu, Lal Mohar Yadav
Defenders: Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Rajnesh, Yash Hooda, Vinod Lachmayya Naik, Rohit Kumar
All-Rounders: Rahul Khatik, Sachin Narwal
|Vikash Kandola||A||Raider||Rs 1.70 Crore|
|Lal Mohar Yadav (Foreign)||C||Raider||Rs 10 Lakhs|
|Nageshar Tharu (Foreign)||C||Raider||Rs 10 Lakhs|
|Rahul Khatik||C||All-rounder||Rs 10 Lakhs|
|Sachin Narwal||C||All-rounder||Rs 10 Lakhs|
|Sudhakar Krishant Kadam||C||Defender||Rs 10 Lakhs|
|Neeraj Narwal||C||Raider||Rs 43 Lakhs|
|Harmanjit Singh||C||Raider||Rs 15 Lakhs|
|Mayur Jagannath Kadam||Defender||C|
|More G B||Raider||C|
|Vinod Lachmayya Naik||Defender||C|
|Aman||Defender||Franchisee Nominated NYP|
|Rajnesh||Defender||Franchisee Nominated NYP|
|Yash Hooda||Defender||Franchisee Nominated NYP|