PKL 10: Puneri Paltan predicted starting 7
The team is once again looking quite impressive this time.
The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is about to begin, and all the teams are currently focused on their preparations. Last time, Puneri Paltan, who reached the finals, is also showing significant improvement this time. The team has undergone some changes this time, with Fazel Atrachali no longer being part of the team, but Mohammadreza Shadlu has been included. In addition, Mohammad Nabibakhsh is not a part of the Puneri Paltan team this time. However, the team’s raiders, who delivered an excellent performance in the 9th season, are still there and took the team to the finals.
Puneri Paltan won 14 out of 22 matches in the previous season and qualified for the direct semi-finals. After defeating the Tamil Thalaivas, they secured a place in the finals as well, and the team will aim to repeat that performance this time. To do so, they will need to choose the right starting seven. We will tell you which players might get a chance in Puneri Paltan’s starting seven.
The team has retained their raiders from last season
All the raiders who performed exceptionally well in the previous season are present in the Puneri Paltan team. Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, and Akash Shinde can play. Mohit Goyat earned 137 points in 17 matches in the previous season and significantly contributed to taking the team to the finals. As for Akash Shinde, he scored 139 points in 22 matches in the previous season and was the highest red-point scorer for the team, which is why he will also be part of the starting seven.
Aslam Inamdar is also coming off a good performance, earning 138 points in 17 matches in the previous season and being the second-highest red-point scorer for his team. In this regard, these three raiders may be part of Puneri Paltan’s starting seven. Aditya Shinde can also be played as a substitute.
Mohammadreza Shadlu will lead the defense
Puneri Paltan released players like Fazel Atrachali and included Mohammadreza Shadlu in the team. Puneri Paltan placed a heavy bid for Mohammadreza Shadlu. Mohammadreza Shadlu’s base price was 30 lakhs, and initially, U Mumba placed a bid for him. After that, other teams also tried to bid for him, but in the end, Puneri Paltan acquired him for a hefty sum of 2.35 crores, making Shadlu the second most expensive player in PKL history.
In addition to this, players like Sanket Sawant, Gaurav Khatri, and Abinesh Nadarajan are also present in the team. This is why Puneri Paltan’s defense is looking quite strong this time as well. Abinesh Nadarajan can play as the right cover, Gaurav Khatri on the right corner, and Sanket Sawant on the left cover. Mohammadreza Shadlu will be a part of the team as an all-rounder.
Probable starting seven for Puneri Paltan in PKL 10:
Raiders – Akash Shinde (Left Raider), Mohit Goyat (Right Raider), and Aslam Inamdar (All-Rounder).
Defenders – Abinesh Nadarajan (Right Cover), Gaurav Khatri (Right Corner), Sanket Sawant (Left Cover), and Mohammadreza Shadlou (All-Rounder)