The full list of Haryana Steelers players for PKL 2022 has been released. Haryana Steelers will be desperate to find their form back after a pedestrian season in 2021-22 where the team finished seventh in the points table with two points short of the play-offs spot after occasional explosions of highs and lows. Sadly, despite a late lunge that saw them turning around a slow start to the campaign, consecutive falls in the final stages of the contest denied them a play-off spot.
The JSW owned franchise had so far savoured a roller-coaster ride in the PKL after qualifying for the play-offs in their debut season followed by a rock-bottom finish in the forthcoming one. 2019, however, seemed them qualify for the play-offs but U Mumba displayed imperious form to knock them out of 2019’s season from the Eliminator.
Here is the full list of Haryana Steelers players after Pro Kabaddi 2022 auction:
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Assistant Coach Neer Gulia is geared up and ready to play his part to bring the trophy to Haryana in the upcoming Pro Kabbadi League. Catch the entire interview below. ⬇️#ShaanSeSteelers #DhaakadBoys pic.twitter.com/d3JlMPAGPk
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Rakesh Kumar has left a significant impact on the side as the team has been desperate to stay up on their feet. The latest edition of the PKL auctions witnessed them bagging Manjeet, the man who stood out for the Tamil Thalaivas despite the franchise having a woeful season on the trot.
Vinay’s retention would also play a crucial role in shaping up the team’s fortunes as he was retained for Rs 25 lakhs. He played a crucial role in leading the lines of Haryana Steelers after finishing in the top 15 list of raiders where he amassed 125 raid points in his debut season.
Rakesh Narwal has been a household name for PKL fans, plying his trade for five different franchises and will be bookending the Steelers after a return from the Gujarat Giants where he had a decent outing, amassing 73 raid points from 16 contests.
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📹 Steelers Coach Manpreet Singh spoke about his journey in Kabaddi and his love for Haryana. Watch! #ShaanSeSteelers #DhaakadBoys pic.twitter.com/3w0KECqIrh
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Meetu Sharma’s consistency in the preceding season was eye-catching after he managed to land 3 super 10s while amassing a total of 75 raid points from the 16 contests that he would eventually be a part of.
However, a lot of focus would be there on Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou Mahalli who managed to score 52 points from 20 games whose average tackle points are equally good as he has a decent 0.5 tackles per game. Here is the list of the entire Haryana Steelers squad.
Haryana Steelers Team Squad For PKL 9
- Joginder Narwal – defender, left corner
- Rakesh Narwal – raider
- K Prapanjan – raider
- Mohammed Esmaeil – raider
- Manjeet – raider
- Nitin Rawal – all-rounder
- Vinay – raider
- Monu – Defender, right corner
- Ankit – defender, right corner
- Naveen – defender, left corner
- Manish Gulia – raider
- Sushil – raider
- Lovepreet Singh – raider
- Amirhossein Bastami – defender
- Meetu – Raider
- Jaideep – defender, left cover
- Mohit – defender, right cover
- Harsh –defender, left cover
- Sunny – defender, right cover