The team finished on the bottom of the table last season.
Telugu Titans have one of the best squads on paper with a mixture of youth and Experience. The previous two seasons have not been great in terms of points table due to various reasons. In Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 9 the Telugu Titans have their task cut out and have done a good job till the auctions. First, they roped in the experienced Manjeet Chillar as an assistant coach who has the highest tackle points in PKL history.
Next at the auctions, they have picked up the best possible squad which many would agree. With half the job done the Titans after two disastrous seasons will look to perform better this time. The fixtures for PKL season 9 have been released recently and the titans take on Bengaluru Bulls in their opening encounter.
Schedule of Telugu Titans
Date – Time – Fixture
7 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Bengaluru Bulls
9 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors
11 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates
15 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Dabangg Delhi KC
18 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan
22 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
25 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Haryana Steelers
29 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Gujarat Giants
31 October – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs UP Yodhhas
2 November – 7:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs U Mumba
5 November – 8:30 PM – Telugu Titans vs Tamil Talaivas
By looking at the fixtures, Telugu Titans have got a good schedule with all matches having a good time frame in between.
The opening encounter is against the Bengaluru Bulls who have let go of their main player Pawan Sehrawat. Vikash Kandola has been brought in as his replacement. The Bulls have a steady defence having retained their core but the raiding remains a concern. The Titans should make use of this opportunity and win the opening fixture.
Players to watch out for Telugu Titans
In the raiding department, Abhishek Singh shall be the man to watch out for. He has been U Mumba’s primary raider for the past 2 seasons and had performed well. The same will be expected in PKL 9 as well along with Siddharth Desai and co.
The defence looks solid with the addition of two covers Surjeeth Singh and Parvesh Bainswal. This will be the first time they will be pairing up in PKL and looks like the most dangerous combo as well.