The new season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is all set to commence from December 22 in Bangalore. A total of 12 teams will be fighting for the prestigious title in the five-week-long battle of the Pro Kabaddi League 2021 title.
Defending champions Bengal Warriors will have a tough fight to defend their title. Only Patna Pirates have been able to defend the Pro Kabaddi League title, not once but twice in season 4 and 5. Patna Pirates is the only team to win the hat-trick of Pro Kabaddi League titles.
The PKL Season 8 was earlier scheduled in 2020, but due to Covid 19 outbreak in the country, it got cancelled.
The contest for the winner of PKL season 8 begins on December 22, with the match between U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls in Bangalore.
Here’s the complete list of teams with their squads.
Patna Pirates: Prashanth Kumar Rai (captain), Monu Goyat, Monu, Mohit, Guman Singh, Rajveersinh Chavan, Sachin Tanwar, Sandeep, Shubham Shinde, Sourav Gulia, Sunil, C Sajin, Shadloui Chianeh, Selvamani K, Neeraj Kumar, Daniel Omondi, Sahil Mann.
Bengal Warriors: Maninder Singh (captain), Rishank Devadiga, Sukesh Hegde, Abozar Mohajermighani, Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda, Rohit, Tapas Pal, Ravindra Kumawat, Akash Pikalmunde, Anand V, Darshan J, Vijin Thangadurai, Amit, Rinku Narwal, Rohit Banne, Parveen, Sachin Vittala.
U Mumba: Fazel Atrachali (captain), Abhishek Singh, Harendra Kumar, Sunil Siddhgavali, Jashandeep Singh, Navneet, Rahul Rana, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Pankaj, V Ajith, Ajeet, Rinku HC, Ajinkya Kapre, Ashish Kumar.
Haryana Steelers: Vikas Khandola (captain), Akshay Kumar, Ashish, Mohammad Esmaeil, Vinay, Ravi Kumar, Chand Singh, Hamid Nader, Rajesh Narwal, Rohit Gulia, Shrikant Tewthia, Vikas Jaglan, Rajesh Gurjar, Surender Nada, Ajay.
Dabang Delhi: Joginder Narwal (captain), Ajay Thakur, Emad Sedaghatnia, Neeraj Narwal, Mohit, Sumit, Mohammed Malak, Vikash Kumar, Balram, Manjeet Chhillar, Sandeep Narwal, Vijay Jaglan, Sushant Sail, Jeeva Kumar, Naveen Kumar, Ashu Malik.
Bengaluru Bulls: Pawan Sehrawat (captain), Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali, Banty, Chandran Ranjit, More GB, Naseeb, Rohit Sangwan, Mayur Kadam, Deepak Narwal, Dong Geon Lee, Mohit Sehrawat, Mahender Singh, Ankit, Vikas, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran.
Telugu Titans: Rohit Kumar (captain), Siddharth Desai, Galla Raju, Akash Dattu Arsul, Akash Choudhary, Manissh, Adarsh T, C Arun, Sandeep Kandola, Prince D, Ruturaj Koravi, Surinder Singh, Tetsuro Abe, Hyunsu Park, Rajnish, Rakesh Gowda, Amit Chauhan, Ankit Beniwal.
UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar (captain), Pardeep Narwal, James Kamweti, Mohammed Taghi, Rohit, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Aashish Nagar, Bintu Narwal, Shubham Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Sahil, Shrikant Jadhav, Gaurav Kumar, Sumit, Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Aman Hooda, Ankit, Gulveer Singh.
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Deepak Niwas Hooda (captain), Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki, Arjun Deshwal, Ashok, Elavarasan A, Nitin Rawal, Pavan TR, Sachin Narwal, Sandeep Dhull, Shaul Kumar, Mohammad Amin Nosrati, Naveen Dilbag, Sushil Gulia, Vishal Lather, Amit Hooda, Amit Kharb, Amit Nagar.
Puneri Paltan: Nitin Tomar (captain), Abinesh Nadarajan, Baldev Singh, E Subash, Mohit Goyat, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Rahul Chaudhari, Sanket Sawant, Sombir, Sourav Kumar, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Victor Onyango Obiero, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishwas S, Govind Gurjar, Hadi Tajik, Karamvir.
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2021: Schedule and timings for December 22 matches
Bengaluru Bulls vs U Mumba – 19:30pm IST
Telugu Titans vs Tamil Thalaivas – 20:20 pm IST
Bengal Warriors vs U.P. Yoddha- 21:30pm IST
Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2021:
The 8th season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2021 will be live streaming on Star Sports network and streaming platform Disney Plus Hotstar.
Asian Games 2023: Men’s 10m Air Rifle team breaks world record to win first gold medal for India
Aishwary registered 631.6 points. Diyyansh scored 629.6 points for the team. Rudrankksh finished in the third spot in qualification 631.6 points for India. All the three shooters also qualified for the top eight in the 10m Air Rifle event.
India’s Men’s 10m Air Rifle team has broken the World Record to win the first gold medal for India in the Asian Games 2023. The team consists of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil shattered the world record and clinched India’s first gold medal of the games.
In the individual qualification round the three of them shot a total of 1893.7 points. They broke the world record set by China earlier that year at the Baku World championship. South Korea finished in the second spot with 1890.1 points. China came in third with a total score of 1888.2.
Aishwary registered 631.6 points. Diyyansh scored 629.6 points for the team. Rudrankksh finished in the third spot in qualification 631.6 points for India. All the three shooters also qualified for the top eight in the 10m Air Rifle event. India finished at the top position winning a gold medal in the team event.
According to the Asian Games rules only two participants from each nation can qualify for the final. This is the main reason Aishwary and Rudrankksh went to the finals and Divyansh missed out. The first series saw a slip up from the Indian shooters with Divyansh and Rudrankksh reaching 104.8 points each, while Aishwary scored 104.1. But they quickly regained their position.
They improved their sores in the following series. By the sixth series the team had broken the world record. They scored a total of 1893.7 points. This victory is very important for India as it is India’s first gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. It has set the standard for India’s performance at the games.
India has wrapped up the first day with a total of five medals. India’s medal tally includes two bronze medals and three silver medals. The 10m air rifle team featuring Ramita Jindal, Meghuli Ghosh and Ashi Chouksey won India’s first medal at Hangzhou 2023, a silver medal in shooting.
2nd ODI: India sets the target of 400 runs for Australia
Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan attacked to get the game off to an exciting start.
India wants to put Australia under strain as it chases down 400 runs in the second ODI in Mohali by taking some early wickets. Earlier, India had a strong start, thanks to hundreds runs partnership from Shreyas Iyer (105) and Shubman Gill (104) before Suryakumar Yadav showed off his finishing prowess with a 72 not out off 37. After being asked to bat first, India amassed a mammoth 399 for 5 in 50 overs.
Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan attacked to get the game off to an exciting start. Australian bowlers knocked out Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill, but then they were contended with Rahul and Kishan.
Individual centuries from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up outstanding performances, furthered India’s overwhelming lead against Australia in the second ODI. After Sean Abbott removed Shreyas Iyer from the game, KL Rahul, the captain, is moving the game along with Shubman Gill.
Australia chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Team India got off to a sluggish start, and Ruturaj Gaikwad left early, but Shreyas Iyer eventually joined them. Shreyas Iyer was hitting Australian bowlers in all directions with Shubman Gill.
At the Holkar International Stadium in Indore, the Australian team will face the KL Rahul-led Indian team. With a victory in Indore, India will attempt to clinch the three-match series, while Australia will be looking for a way to salvage the match.
Since normal skipper Pat Cummins is taking a break, Steve Smith is leading Australia. In the meantime, Prasidh Krishna has taken the place of Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the starting lineup.
The low boundaries of the Holkar Stadium will suit the hitters in the second One-Day International between India and Australia, which is predicted to be a high-scoring contest. The last time India played at Indore was in January of this year, when the team was captained by Rohit Sharma, who scored a massive 385 runs together with opening partner Shubman Gill.
Watch: Actor John Abraham congratulates MotoGP team at Buddh International Circuit, says dream to open MotoGP academy in India
Bollywood actor John Abraham wants to open MotoGP academy in India, actor said at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida.
Bollywood actor John Abraham extended his congratulations to the Indian Oil MotoGP team and revealed his dream work at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
While speaking on the MotoGP Bharat 2023 event, He thanked MotoGP for getting MotoGP to India. He expressed his happiness and extended his gratitude to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for making it happen. John said he wants to see an Indian star in the MotoGP as he claimed to open a MotoGP academy in India.
Earlier, he shared a video on Instagram asking MotoGP lovers to support the motor race and announced his presence at the Budh International Circuit in Noida for the Indian Oil MotoGP Bharat 2023 race finale.
He captioned brace for the race just took a new turn. The OG is gonna be there at the track tomorrow for the Indian Oil MotoGP Bharat race finale.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur arrived at the MotoGP Grand Prix 2023 at the Buddh International Circuit.
CM Adityanath said the MotoGP event would help explore investment opportunities from global automobile companies.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said MotoGP is one of the most competitive sports in the world and there are millions of fan followers. With a successful event happening and concluding in India, it clearly shows what Uttar Pradesh has done, and what India has done, he added. I’m sure in the coming years, we’re going see more MotoGP events. India is the third largest automobile manufacturer and the largest bike manufacturer in the world, the Union Minister said.
He also said that this kind of event will further help to create more ecosystem for the upcoming bikers. They will also understand how to race. And in the coming years, in the next 5-10 years, we’ll also see a few Indian bikers who can participate in this kind of race, Thakur further added.
Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh also visited the MotoGP venue and said it is good to see other sports. Other sports should be encouraged. It was very exciting. Next year more people should come and watch this, he added.