UP Yoddhas, a professional kabaddi team from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, has been a consistent force to be concerned with in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Owned by the GMR Group, this franchise has made a strong impression since its debut in Season 5 in 2017. With a phenomenal track record of reaching the playoffs in four of the last five seasons, the UP Yoddhas are determined to build their own success story, led by Head Coach India Jasveer Singh and Captain India Pardeep Narwal.
In preparation for the upcoming PKL 2023 season, UP Yoddhas have chosen tactical squad retention. The franchise has retained seven players, including two elite players, to preserve their core group. This decision underscores their faith in the abilities of these players and their belief in continuity for success. As the PKL 2023 season approaches, UP Yoddhas are driven by the desire to capture the elusive championship title.
|Sumit||India||Defender, Left Corner|
|Ashu Singh||India||Defender, Right Cover|
|Hitesh||India||Defender, Right Corner|
|Gagana Gowda HR||India||Raider|
|Vijay Malik||India||All Rounder||₹85 Lakh|
|Gurdeep||India||All Rounder||₹20 Lakh|
|Nitin Panwar||India||All Rounder||₹13 Lakh|
|Kiran Laxman Magar||India||Defender, Left Corner||₹13 Lakh|
|Harendra Kumar||India||Defender, Left Cover||₹13 Lakh|
|Gulveer Singh||India||Raider||₹13 Lakh|
|Helvic Simuyu Wanjala||Kenya||All Rounder||₹13 Lakh|
|Samuel Wanjala Wafula||India||All Rounder||₹13 Lakh|
Pardeep Narwal, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Anil Kumar, Mahipal, Hitesh, Gagana Gowda HR, Shivam Chaudhary, Vijay Malik, Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Kiran Laxman Magar, Harendra Kumar, Gulveer Singh, Helvic Simuyu Wanjala, Samuel Wanjala Wafula.