Puneri Paltan, the professional Kabaddi team representing the city of Pune, Maharashtra, has been a consistent contender in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). With nine PKL seasons, the franchise has reached the playoffs four times but is yet to get its hands on the coveted championship title.
In the previous season, Puneri Paltan had demonstrated their strength by reaching the finals and finishing as runners-up, but missed the championship by a narrow margin.
In preparation for PKL 2023, Puneri Paltan have worked to maintain a strategic squad. The franchise has retained nine players, including two elite players, with the intention of preserving its core group. This decision emphasizes the importance of continuity and building on the foundation laid last season.
Notably, Puneri Paltan have opted to release the Iranian pair of Fazal Atrachali and Mohammad Nabibakhsh. While both players have made significant contributions in the past, the franchise is determined to reshape its squad to pursue championship glory.
|Abinesh Nadarajan||India||Defender, Right Cove|
|Gaurav Khatri||India||Defender, Right Cover|
|Sanket Sawant||Iran||Defender, Left Cover|
|Badal Taqdir Singh||India||Defender, Left Corner|
|Aditya Tushar Shinde||India||Raider|
|Aslam Mustafa Inamdar||India||All Rounder|
|Vaibhav Balasaheb Kamble||India||Raider|
|Akash Santosh Shinde||India||Raider|
|Vaibhav Balasaheb Kamble||India||Defender, Left Corner|
|Dadaso Shivaji Pujari||India||Defender, Right Corne|
|Tushar Dattaray Adhavade||India||Defender, Right Corne|
|Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh||Iran||All Rounder||₹2.35 Crore|
|Ahmed Mustafa Enamdar||India||All Rounder||₹9 Lakh|
|Ishwar||India||Defender, Right Corner||₹9 Lakh|
|Hardeep||India||Defender, Right Cover||₹9 Lakh|
|Vahid RezaEimehr||Iran||Defender||₹16.60 Lakh|
Abinesh Nadarajan, Gaurav Khatri, Sanket Sawant, Pankaj Mohite, Badal Taqdir Singh, Aditya Tushar Shinde, Aslam Mustafa Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Akash Santosh Shinde, Nitin, Vaibhav Balasaheb Kamble, Dadaso Shivaji Pujari, Tushar Dattaray Adhavade, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Ahmed Mustafa Enamdar, Ishwar, Hardeep, Vahid RezaEimehr.