Premier Handball League 2023: Full squads of all six teams
There are 14 Indian and three foreign players in each side.
The Premier Handball League (PHL), the first professional handball league in India, is finally set to take place later this year with six teams battling it for the title in the inaugural season.
PHL was founded in 2020 with the goal of providing commercial viability and a total makeover to Indian handball. It is solely licensed by Bluesport Entertainment Pvt Ltd under the umbrella of the Handball Federation of India (HFI). However, due to the COVID pandemic, the event was postponed.
The PHL competition is the first of its kind, and it is affiliated with the South Asian Handball Federation and supported by the Asian Handball Federation. The International Handball Federation has identified India as the next major handball destination.
The inaugural season will have 6 teams representing six different states, with 17 players per team, including 14 Indian players and 3 foreign players.
Teams will compete in a round-robin format of 30 matches in the first season, followed by three knockout matches to determine the final champion.
The 33 matches will be played over the course of 18 days, with each side having a minimum of 10 matches. Each side will have 17 players, including 14 Indians and 3 foreigners.
We take a look at the squad of all 6 teams of the Premier Handball League for PHL 2023.
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1. Rajasthan Wolverines
Goalkeepers– Thanawat Sanyamud, Ramesh Godara, Atul Kumar
Defenders– Artem Ulanov, Baderaladeen Naser, Robin Singh, Mohit Ghanghas, Happy Singh, Arjun Lakra, Sahil Malik, Bhupender Jangra
Wingers– Hardev Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sumit, Sidharth Singh,
Pivot- Siddharth Bidhuri, Thoufeeq VM
2. Garvit Gujarat
Goalkeepers– Farhad Shafiei Alavijeh, Mandeep Lochab, Dinesh
Defenders– Tuliboev Mukhtor, Atsawamethee Barameechuay, Karamjeet Singh, Tarun Thakur, Harender Singh Nain, Sachin Singh, Sivaprasad Nair, Surender Kumar
Wingers– Aman Khiche, Amit Ghanghas, Naveen Panghal, Mohammed Shuja Ur Rehman
Pivot- Ravinder Pal Singh, Avin Khatkar
3. Delhi Panzers
Goalkeepers– Elmuratov Sardor, Rakesh Ahlawat, Nitin Kumar Sharma
Defenders– Artem Martynow, Emil Minnulin, Deepak Ghanghas, Mithun Sharma, Dinesh Kumar, Deepak Ahlawat, Ashok Nain, Jasmeet Singh
Wingers– Nandkishor Bhardwaj, Subir Roy, Bhupender Ghanghas, Arun Sharma,
Pivot- Mintu Sardar, Deepak
4. Telugu Talons
Goalkeepers– Andrei Igorevich Nedbailo, Rahul T K, Sombir
Defenders– Iaroslav Alexandrovich Shananov, Rey Joshua Tabuzo, Ajay Moyal, Mohit Kumar, Anil Khudia, Vishal Hadia, Shubham Sheoran, Davinder Bhullar
Wingers– Kailash Patel, Mohit Yadav, Chirag Chandel, Naseeb Singh,
Pivot- Raghu Kumara, Rahul Nain
5. Golden Eagles Uttar Pradesh
Goalkeepers– Omid Reza, Gurpinder Singh, Sunil Ghanghas
Defenders– Ziad Obeidat, Van Lacob Baccay, Sukhveer Singh Brar, Aashish Kumar, Amit Sharma, Harjinder Panjeta, Sahil Rana, Vikas Kumar
Wingers– Sanchit Kumar Gupta, Bhushan Shinde, Mankesh Poonia, Kamal Ghanghas,
Pivot- Naveen Malik, Vansh Thakran
6. Maharashtra Ironmen
Goalkeepers– Alexander Lesnik, Rajat Khatkar, Naveen Deshwal
Defenders– Sumit Kumar, Mohit Punia, Manjeet Kumar, Mohammed Sohail Akhtar, Vishal Dabas, Vijay Thakur, Jasim Mohammed, Jalal Kiani
Wingers– Mitul, Ankit Kumar, Sumit Ghanghas, Sunil Sharma,
Pivot- Shubham Sharma, Ranjeet Singh
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