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UP Yoddhas full squad detail for Pro Kabaddi League 2022 Season 9

By Rohit - October 14, 2022 - Last updated on Oct 14, 2022 02:20 PM
UP Yoddhas full squad detail for Pro Kabaddi League 2022 Season 9

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In Pro Kabaddi season 9, the same core group of defenders will be tasked with stopping opposing raiders. The deadly corner defensive partnership of captain Nitesh Kumar and Sumit Sangwan is the teams backbone. Because of his heroics in the PKL while playing for this team, Nitesh, the Services right corner defender, is widely regarded as the modern-day great in that position.

Meanwhile, Sumit, his teammate, has been steadily improving since his debut and has emerged as one of the teams top defenders over the last two seasons. The presence of familiar faces such as Ashu Singh, Shubham Baliyan, and Gurdeep Sangwan significantly improves their cover defence.

Pardeep, the most expensive player in PKL history prior to the season 9 auctions, fell short of UP fans expectations of him leading them to their first-ever title. In 24 appearances, the dubki king scored 188 raid points, his lowest individual total since Season 4 of the PKL before the league expanded to 12 teams.

Pro Kabaddi League 2022, Season 9: UP Yodhas Full list of players bought and for what price

On October 7, the UP Yoddhas will kick off their Pro Kabaddi League season 9 (PKL 9) campaign against the Jaipur Pink Panthers at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.

Pardeep had a rocky season last year due to niggles, but hell be expected to go all guns blazing this season. Surender Gill, who stepped up admirably when Pardeep was injured, and Nitin Tomar provide ample support in the raiding team. They will also have the services of James Namaba Kamweti, the Kenyan kabaddi teams assistant captain.

This season, UP Yoddhas defence will be led by the charismatic Nitesh Kumar, who can rely on Iranian heavyweight Abozar Mighani.

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The following is UP Yodhas complete squad for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League:

Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Nitin Tomar, James Namaba Kamweti, Rathan K, Gulveer Singh, Durgesh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Aman Mahipal

Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Shubham Kumar, Babu Murugasan, Jaideep, Sumit, Ashu Singh

All-Rounders: Nehal Desai, Nitin Panwar, Gurdeep

Player Category Position Bought For
Pardeep Narwal A Raider Rs 91 Lakhs (FBM)
Nitin Tomar B Raider Rs 20 Lakhs
Abozar Mohajer Mighani (Foreign) B Defender Rs 20 Lakhs
Gurdeep C Defender Rs 10 Lakhs
James Namaba Kamweti (Foreign) C Raider Rs 10 Lakhs
Jaideep C Defender Rs 10 Lakhs
Rathan K C Raider Rs 10 Lakhs
Gulveer Singh C Raider Rs 10 Lakhs
Babu Murugasan C Defender Rs 10 Lakhs
Nehal B Sawal Desai C All-rounder Rs 10 Lakhs

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Here is the complete list of players retained by UP Yodhas

Player Position Category
Nitesh Kumar Defender A
Surender Gill Raider A
Sumit Defender A
Ashu Singh Defender B
Nitin Panwar All-rounder C
Shubham Kumar Defender C
Aman Raider C
Rohit Tomar Raider C
Durgesh Kumar Raider Franchisee Nominated NYP
Mahipal Raider Franchisee Nominated NYP
Anil Kumar Raider Franchisee Nominated NYP

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