Pro Kabaddi League

Pro Kabaddi League: Who tops our Power Rankings after Phase 2?

Gaurav Singh

January 12 2022
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The second phase of the rankings saw some of the usual stars shine brightly once again.

The Pro Kabaddi League is in the middle of its eighth season and the contest is heating up. The past week saw some incredible Kabaddi action from the respective teams and their players. This season, Khel Now is formulating the Power Rankings for the premier Kabaddi competition in India.

The league made a comeback after a long gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the hiatus, Kabaddi players and their performances have not dipped. Be it raiders or defenders, the players are performing at incredible levels. Phase 1 of the Power Rankings saw raiders dominating the top 10 positions due to their performances.

Many of those players continued to impress in the second phase and are amongst the highest point-getters. On that note, let us take a look at which players lead the Power Rankings after Phase 2.

Note: Phase 2 started on 31 December 2021 and ended on 09 January 2022.

10. Vikash Kandola (Haryana Steelers) – 13 points

Vikash Kandola is an important part of the Haryana Steelers. He is leading the team in the ongoing edition. The raider scored 10 points against the Gujarat Giants in a 38-36 win and is a consistent performer for the team. He is currently in 10th place with 13 points in the Power Rankings. Kandola collected seven points in Phase 2. 

9. Monu Goyat (Patna Pirates) – 14 points

Monu Goyat is in good form in the ongoing season of the Pro Kabaddi League. The raider of Patna Pirates has 14 points in the Power Rankings points system and is in ninth place.

He collected an impressive nine points in Phase 2 of our rankings after impressive displays on the mat. Monu scored 15 points in a 44-30 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors.

8. Pardeep Narwal (UP Yoddha) – 15 points

One of the Pro Kabaddi League’s most iconic players, Pardeep Narwal is having a mixed bag of a season. The raider is struggling for rhythm, but saw his performances pick up some speed in the past week. He has 15 Power Rankings points at the moment and will look to gain more in matches to come. 

7. Manjeet (Tamil Thalaivas) – 15 points

Patna played an enthralling match against Tamil Thalaivas

Manjeet of Tamil Thalaivas also has 15 points in the Power Rankings. He collected seven points in the second phase. The raider scored 10 points in a recent display against Haryana Steelers. He has 59 points overall in the season because of his good raiding.

6. Rakesh Narwal (Gujarat Giants) – 16 points

Rakesh Narwal was one of the best performers after Phase 1 of the Power Rankings. However, his performances across the second phase were not up to the mark.

As it happens, he remains with 16 points after not collecting any points in terms of the Power Rankings criteria. He had a mediocre week in the Pro Kabaddi League and only scored 11 points in three matches during the second phase.

5. Ajith Kumar (U Mumba) – 20 points

Ajith Kumar is an important part of U Mumba’s setup and leads the raiding department alongside Abhishek Singh. U Mumba won one and tied the other two fixtures that fell in Phase 2 and Ajith was a consistent performer in each match. He has 20 points in the Power Rankings system and sits in fifth place. 

4. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls) – 24 points

Pawan has been in fine form this season

Bengaluru Bulls’ captain Pawan Kumar Sehrawat is the next player in the rankings. He has 24 points in the Power Rankings system, putting him in fourth place.

The star raider scored 17 points against Jaipur Pink Panthers in one of the best performances from him this campaign and got another Super 10 against Puneri Paltan. 

3. Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors) – 25 points

The defending champions Bengal Warriors are led by their captain Maninder Singh. The raider is in exceptional form, scoring five Super 10s in a row in the Pro Kabaddi League. He is one of the highest point-getters in the ongoing season and is currently third with 25 points in the Power Rankings. 

2. Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers) – 33 points

Arjun Deshwal is giving strong competition for the first place and currently sits in second with 33 points in the Power Rankings. The raider is in a rich vein of form and scores plenty of points because of his pace. He scored vital Super 10s against both Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls.

1. Naveen Kumar (Dabag Delhi) – 35 points

The man in form, Naveen Kumar is leading the Power Rankings with 35 points. He scored a Super 10 in each of his three matches in Phase 2 and is having an incredible season. His 25-point haul against Telugu Titans was a major highlight. 

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