PRO KABADDI LEAGUE
Kabaddi is the most celebrated traditional contact sport in India. Pro Kabaddi League is a double round robin-league comprising playoffs between proficient kabaddi teams. Powered by Vivo Communication technology, the Pro Kabaddi league is a professional sporting fest, endorsing the slogan of “Le Panga,” that enlivens the spirit of kabaddi in its true sense.
Inspired from the massive success of Kabaddi as an individual sport in the 2006 Asian Games, the Indian format of the Pro Kabaddi League was adopted to promote the sport on main Stream. The sporting event was officially launched in the year 2014. Interestingly, it gained massive support and viewership in the first season itself.
There had been initial speculations about the success of the PKL as the mass appeal compared to Cricket was relatively low. However, the reality of the sport’s stance can be realised by the fact that its history is rooted in the country at the grassroots level and has the potential to attract a wider circumference of viewers if the league managed to gain traction in the initial phase.
According to the Pro Kabaddi League Schedule, twelve domestic teams, representing variegated states will be participating in the matches. This year, it is going to be the eighth edition since its inception. The matches are set to commence from 22nd December, 2021, after rounds of deliberation pertaining to the COVID-19 breakdown.
The latest season will be hosted in only one venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru. Read on to focus on some of the best performances displayed by each team in the segments of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Pro Kabaddi Stats: Participating Teams & Top Player Stats
The Pro Kabaddi League started off with an inch of apprehension in 2014. Interestingly, to the surprise of the administrators and sponsors, the 1st season captured eyeballs of a whopping 435 million viewers. To everyone’s urprise, the progression went on with its successive years, emerging as the second most preferred sport event in India (after Indian Premier League). The subsequent years of the Pro Kabaddi League witnessed some mind-boggling records, set by the prolific players on each edition. In 2017-18 and 2018-19, the PKL introduced four new teams and went to split teams into two divisions as “zones”.
Listed below is a segregated mention of all teams, their squad and the players’ stats.
|Maninder Singh||Best Raider||205 raid points|
|Baldev Singh||Defender||66 tackle points|
|Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh||All Rounder||tal points|
|Pawan Kumar Sehrawat||Best Raider||346 raid points|
|Mahender Singh||Defender||61 tackle points|
|Ashish Kumar||All Rounder||total points|
|Vikash Kandola||Best Raider||190 raid points|
|Sunil||Defender||55 tackle points|
|Tin Phonchoo||All Rounder||1 total point|
|Rohit Gulia||Best Raider||132 raid points|
|Parvesh Bhainswal||Defender||55 tackle points|
|Rohit Gulia||All Rounder||142 total point|
|Manjeet||Best Raider||123 raid points|
|PO Surjeet Singh||Defender||63 tackle points|
|Amit Kumar||All Rounder||18 total points|
|Pardeep Narwal||Best Raider||302 raid points|
|Neeraj Kumar||Defender||59 tackle points|
|Hadi Oshtorak||All Rounder||48 total points|
|Abhishek Singh||Best Raider||162 raid points|
|Fazel Atrachali||Defender||82 tackle points|
|Sandeep Narwal||All Rounder||76 total points|
|Shrikant Yadav||Best Raider||148 raid points|
|Sumit||Defender||77 tackle points|
|Sachin Kumar||All Rounder||9 total points|
Jaipur Pink Panthers
|Deepak Niwas Hooda||Best Raider||146 raid points|
|Sandeep Kumar Dhull||Defender||73 tackle points|
|Deepak Niwas Hooda||All Rounder||158 total points|
Dabang Delhi KC
|Naveen Kumar||Best Raider||301 raid points|
|Ravinder Pahal||Defender||63 tackle points|
|Vijay Jaglan||All Rounder||62 total points|
|Rahul Chaudhari||Best Raider||130 raid points|
|Manjeet Chhillar||Defender||37 tackle points|
|Deepak Niwas Hooda||All Rounder||46 total points|
|Siddharth Sirish Desai||Best Raider||217 raid points|
|Vishal Bhardwaj||Defender||62 tackle points|
|Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan||All Rounder||78 total points|
Pro Kabaddi Stats: Top Raiders
A raider in the Pro Kabaddi League shares the leading stance in the gameplay. In the format of Kabaddi, the raider needs to justify his spunk on the mat area against the defending group. He will then have to gain the bonus and touchpoints from the rivals' spot.
Some of the best performances displayed by raiders throughout the Pro Kabaddi League seasons are as follows:
|Rank||Players||Representing Team||Total matches played||Total raid points|
|1||Pawan Kumar Sehrawat||Bengaluru Bulls||24||346|
|2||Pardeep Narwal||Patna Pirates||22||302|
|3||Naveen Kumar||Dabang Delhi K.C.||23||301|
|4||Siddharth Sirish Desai||Telugu Titans||22||217|
|5||Maninder Singh||Bengal Warriors||20||205|
|6||Vikash Kandola||Haryana Steelers||20||190|
|7||Abhishek Singh||U Mumba||21||162|
|8||Shrikant Jadhav||U.P. Yoddha||22||148|
|9||Deepak Niwas Hooda||Jaipur Pink Panthers||20||146|
|10||Rohit Gulia||Gujarat Giants||22||132|
Pro Kabaddi Stats: Top Defenders (2019)
The top defenders with an incredible set of tackle scores in the Pro Kabaddi League are listed below.
|Rank||Players||Representing Team||Total matches played||Total tackle points|
|1||Fazel Atrachali||U Mumba||24||82|
|3||Nitesh Kumar||U.P. Yoddha||23||75|
|4||Sandeep Kumar Dhull||Jaipur Pink Panthers||22||73|
|5||Baldev Singh||Bengal Warriors||24||66|
|6||Rinku Narwal||Bengal Warriors||23||64|
|7||PO Surjeet Singh||Puneri Paltan||21||63|
|8||Ravinder Pahal||Dabang Delhi K.C.||23||63|
|9||Vishal Bhardwaj||Telugu Titans||19||62|
|10||Mahender Singh||Bengaluru Bulls||21||61|
Pro Kabaddi Stats: Winners
Pro Kabaddi League has recorded substantial wins throughout its seven editions since 2014. Listed below are the chronologically declared winners of seasons 2014-2019. Also, take a look at the most valuable players of the entire series per season.
|Year-wise winners||Runner up team||Final Scores||Most Value Player of the Pro Kabaddi series|
|2014- Jaipur Pink Panthers||U Mumba||35-24||Anup Kumar|
|2015- U Mumba||Bengaluru Bulls||36-30||Manjeet Chhillar|
|2016- Patna Pirates||U Mumba||31-28||Rohit Kumar|
|2016- Patna Pirates||Jaipur Pink Panthers||37-29||Pardeep Narwal|
|2017- Patna Pirates||Gujarat Giants||55-38||Pardeep Narwal|
|2018- Bengaluru Bulls||Gujarat Giants||38-33||Pawan Sehrawat|
|2019- Bengal Warriors||Dabang Delhi KC||39-34||Naveen Kumar|
Pro Kabaddi Stats: Points Table
The final Point table of the Pro Kabaddi League shows minute variations in the score differences for some while few teams need to cover up in order to clinch the top slots.
|Rank||Teams||P||W||L||T||Difference in scores||Total Points|
|1 Q||Dabang Delhi K.C.||22||15||4||3||66||85|
|2 Q||Bengal Warriors||22||14||5||3||71||83|
|3 Q||U.P. Yoddha||22||13||7||2||9||74|
|4 Q||U Mumba||22||12||8||2||47||72|
|5 Q||Haryana Steelers||22||13||8||1||15||71|
|6 Q||Bengaluru Bulls||22||11||10||1||16||64|
|7 Q||Jaipur Pink Panthers||22||9||11||2||13||58|
|8 Q||Patna Pirates||22||8||13||1||29||51|
|9 Q||Gujarat Giants||22||7||13||2||18||51|
|10 Q||Puneri Paltan||22||7||12||3||72||48|
|11 Q||Telugu Titans||22||6||13||3||67||45|
|12 Q||Tamil Thalaivas||22||4||15||3||119||37|
Leaderboard: Percentile scores of all teams (consolidated)
The ultimate leaderboard scores of teams as per latest stats has been mentioned below with the associated percentile scores in the PKL.
|Team||Total matches played||Matches Won||Loss||Draw matches||Win%||Loss%||Draw%|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||126||54||61||11||42.85%||48.41%||8.73%|
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