Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is all set to being its second season. After the success of the first season of this series, which saw an incredible fan following, the second season is all set to become bigger and better. There are eight teams contending to win the title this season of Pro Kabaddi League 2015. The last season saw an intense competition among the eight teams and after a lot of hard work, Abhishek Bachchan’s Jaipur Pink Panthers emerged as the winners. Here is a look at the eight teams and complete players list along with the changes in their teams. Also Read: Pro Kabaddi League 2015 schedule: Complete Fixture and Time Table of PKL 2015 with Telecast details of all matches.
1. Jaipur Pink Panthers
The defending champions from last time will be the team to set the beginning of the second season. They represent the Pink city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Owned by Abhishek Bachchan, this team is led by Navneet Gautam, who plays the role of the defender in left cover. the team has played a total of 16 matches last season and emerged victorious in 12 of them. The team has many leading entertainment personalities providing their support.
Jaipur Pink Panthers Full Squad – Navneet Gautam (C), Sanjay Shrestha, Balbir Singh, G Mallesh, Jasvir Singh, Rajesh Narwal, Raju Lal Chowdhary, Rohit Rana, Gokul Shitole, Prashant Chavan, Samarjeet Singh, Ram Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Sonu Narwal, Kuldeep Singh, C Arun, Dharmendra, Rohit Kumar, C Karnan, Suraj Gurjar
2. U Mumba
They are the first runner-ups of the last season and represent Mumbai and its lively spirit. Owner by Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Sports, this team is captained by Anup Kumar, who plays in the position of a raider. The team has won a total of 9 out of 16 matches and drawn on 3 of them. the team consistently maintained the position of first runner up in the first season and aims for the cup this season.
U Mumba Full Squad – Anup Kumar (C), Anoop EV, Gopalappa T, Prapanjan, Masayuki Shimokava, Onkar Jadhav, Pawan Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Rishank Devadiga, Shabeer Bappu, Suresh Kumar, Vinod Atyalkar, Vinod Paulyas, Jeeva G, Jeeva Kumar, Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Vishal Mane, Bhupendra Singh, Jawahar Vivek, Mohammed Abdul Saleh, Suresh P.
3. Bengaluru Bulls
Owned by Uday Sinh Wala of Kosmik Global Media, Bengaluru Bulls stood third in the first season of Pro Kabaddi League. The team represents Bengaluru and is captained by Manjeet Chillar, who is an all-rounder, this team is coached by an Arjuna Awardee, Randhir Singh. This team has proudly won 8 matches and drawn on one match in the first season.
Bengaluru Bulls Full Squad – Manjeet Chhillar (C), Ajay Thakur, Ashish Chhokar, Deepak Kumar, Pardeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Rakesh Narwal, Sinotharan K, Sunil H, Vaibhav Kale, Vinoth Kumar, Adinath Gavali, Ashish Kumar, Dharmaraj C, Gurpreet Singh, Ketut Ariana, Joginder Narwal, Michal Spiczko, Parmod Narwal, Parveen Malik, Sandeep Malik, Somvir Shekhar, Preetam Chhillar
4. Patna Pirates
Owned by KVS Energy and Sports Ltd.’s Rajesh V Shah, Patna Pirates represents the city of Patna and is led by the Indian Kabaddi team’s captain, Rakesh Kumar. The squad also has players like Ravi Dalal, Sandeep Narwal, Wasim Sajjad, etc. they have won a total of eight of the sixteen matches played in the first season and drawn on two matches. They stood fourth in the points table last year.
Patna Pirates Full Squad – Rakesh Kumar (C), Abhinandan Kumar, Deepak Narwal, Dovlet Boshimov, Gurvinder Singh, Ravi Dalal, Santosh Kumar Singh, Amit Hooda, D Suresh Kumar, Girish Ernak, Sunny, Varinder Singh, Wasim Sajjad, Pradeep Kumar, Ram Kumar Sah, Sandeep Narwal, Eom Taedeok
5. Telugu Titans
This team is owned by Srinivas Sreeramaneni of Veera sports and backed by Core Green group, Greenko group and NED group. The team is captained by Rajaguru Subramanian, who plays in the position of definer in right cover. Star raider Rahul Chaudhari from this team won the prestigious “raider of the tournament” award in the first season of PKL.
Telugu Titans Full Squad – Rajaguru Subramanian (C), Ranjit Chandran, Deepak Hudda, Isaac Anthony, Prashanth Kumar, Rahul Chaudhary, Sukesh Hegde, D Gopu, Jishnu, Sachin Singade, Sandeep, Ravit Kumar, Rupesh Tomar, T Prasad, Hadi Oshtorak
6. Dabang Delhi
Owned by Radha Kapoor of DoIT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd., this team represents India’s capital region, Delhi. The team is coached by Honnappa C. Gowda and won a total of five matches of the fourteen played.
Dabang Delhi Full Squad – Takamitsu Kono, Dong Ju Hong, Amit Singh, Balaso Awad, Kashiling Adake, Shrikant Tewthia, Surjeet Narwal, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Kumar, Sachin Kumar, Avnish Kumar, Manikantha, Rajeev Kumar, Inderpal, Sandeep Tomar
7. Bengal Warriors
Owned by the Future Group, this team has some of the finest Indian and international talent representing Kolkata, the city of joy. Captained by Dinesh Kumar, this team is charged for this season. The team was in the lower side of the points table last year, however, there have been quite a few changes made, including the captain.
Bengal Warriors Full Squad – Dinesh Kumar (C), Nilesh Shinde, Akhil Ashokan, Jang Kun Lee, Kedar Lal, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Mahesh Goud, Manoj Kumar Gora, Nitin Madane, Sandeep Kumar, Sunil Jaipal, Surjeet Singh, Bajirao Hodage, Deepak Dhull, Deepak Kumar, Parveen Kumar, Parveen Madanlal, Sachin Kambe, Seong Ryeol Kim, Shyam Kumar Sah, Vijin Thangadurai, Vikas Kale, Hitesh Patel
8. Puneri Paltan
Owned by Insurekot sports Pvt. Ltd. this is the second team from Maharashtra and represent the city of Pune. The team is coached by Ashok Shinde and captained by Wazir Singh. The team was at the bottom of the table last year and hopes to change this in the second season. The team brutally lost twelve matches of the fourteen that they played last season.
Puneri Paltan Full Squad – Wazir Singh (C), Amit Rathi, Mahipal Narwal, Pravin Niwale, Ravi V, Simon Kibura, Surendar Singh, Tushar Patil, Waleed Al Hasani, Yogesh Hudda, Anil S, Harvinder Singh, Jitesh Joshi, Kalimuthu B, Manoj Dhull, Manoj Kumar, Nitin More, Ravi Kumar, Sachin V, Sagar Katale, Vijender Singh, Vikas Tomar, Amit Kumar, Sanjay Kumar