Season 1 champions have done a great job during the auction as they have got several quality raiders.

Jaipur Pink Panthers won the title in the first season when the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) was organized for the first time in 2014. However, since then the team has been waiting for its second title. Jaipur selected a bunch of good players for the 9th season during the auction. They focused on acquiring in-form raiders. The team would therefore like them to perform well this time and win the title. Before the start of the season, we tell you what is the strong side and weak sides of Jaipur Pink Panthers.

Strength of the team

Jaipur has many strong raiders

The raiding department of the team is looking very good this time. Jaipur Pink Panthers selected the best raiders like Rahul Chaudhary and Abhishek Singh during the auction. At the same time, Arjun Deshwal, who performed tremendously last season, has been retained. Deshwal scored 267 raid points last season and was the second highest scorer after only Pawan Kumar. The team has kept faith in him. Apart from this, one of the most successful raiders in PKL history, Rahul Chaudhary has also been bought by the team. Even though the last season was very bad for Rahul Chaudhary, with the experience he has, he can be very important for Jaipur.

Talking about Abhishek Singh, he was impressive for U-Mumba for the last two seasons. He scored 179 points in 22 matches last season and 163 points in 21 matches in the seventh season. Apart from this, Ajit Kumar is also a part of the raiding department of Panthers this time. He also scored 159 raid points while playing for U-Mumba. Overall, Jaipur’s raiding looks very strong this time. It has a good mix of youth and experience. 

Sunil Kumar’s experience can come in handy

Experienced player Sunil Kumar has been included in its team by Jaipur. Sunil Kumar was the captain of Gujarat Giants last season and Jaipur has strengthened their defense by getting him during the auction. His experience can be very useful for the team and he can also captain the side. 

Weakness of the team

There may be problems in defense

The raiding department of the Panthers may be very strong but they may have to face problems in the defence. Jaipur Pink Panthers did not retain Sandeep Dhul and Amit Hooda and let them go. This time all the responsibility in defence will be on the pair of Sahul Kumar and Sunil Kumar. Sahul Kumar had scored 45 tackle points in 18 matches in season 8 and this time too he will be expected to perform well.

However, apart from Sunil Kumar and Sahul Kumar, there aren’t any other experienced players in defense. If the form of these two players is not good, then the team can face a lot of problems in defense. Players like Ashish Bazar and Iran’s Reeza Mirbhageri don’t have that much experience and the team might feel under pressure if main players do not stand up. 

All eyes will be on these players

Jaipur has many excellent players who will be itching to do well in the upcoming season. Every fan would be expecting a better performance from Rahul Chaudhary. Fans want him to play better. Apart from this, Arjun Deshwal can also do wonders.

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