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India Kabaddi League: Teams and Complete Player List for 2021 Season

The India Kabaddi League 2021 has kickstarted its 8th season on 22nd December 2021. As many as 12 Kabaddi teams will be in the fray for the title at the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center. The league will be held without spectators this year.

All of the teams have played 2-3 matches depending upon their first-leg schedule. Let’s take you through the details of these 12 teams for the 2021 season, who will fight to see their team win the title this time. 

India Kabaddi League 2021 Player List

Bengal

Let’s begin with the squad of Bengal – the defending champions.

  • Raiders: Maninder Singh (C), Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Sukesh Hegde, Sumit Singh, Akash Pikalmunde, Rishank Devadiga, Anand V
  • Defenders: Rinku Narwal, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Vijin Thangadurai, Parveen, Rohit Banne, Darshan J, Sachin Vittala
  • All-Rounders: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Manoj Gowda K, Rohit

Bengaluru

Bengaluru have won the title in 2018 and would look to win their second one this year.

  • Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat (C), Abolfazl Maghsoodloo Mahali, Banty, Chandran Ranjit, More GB, Deepak Narwal, Dong Geon Lee
  • Defenders: Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran, Mohit Sehrawat, Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Ankit, Vikas
  • All-Rounders: Naseeb, Rohit Sangwan, Ziaur Rahman

Delhi

Delhi were last season’s runner-up and will look to go all the way this season.

  • Raiders: Ajay Thakur, Emad Sedaghatnia, Neeraj Narwal, Naveen Kumar, Ashu Malik, Sushant Sail
  • Defenders: Joginder Narwal (C), Mohit, Sumit, Mohammed Malak, Vikash Kumar, Jeeva Kumar
  • All-Rounders: Balram, Manjeet Chhillar, Sandeep Narwal, Vijay Jaglan 

Gujarat

Gujarat have finished runner-up twice in 2017 and 2018. The team will look to grab its first trophy in Season 8.

  • Raiders: Ajay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Gaur, Pardeep Kumar, Harshit Yadav, Maninder Singh, Sonu, Harmanjit Singh, Mahendra Rajput, Rathan K
  • Defenders: Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar (C), Ravinder Pahal, Girish Maruti Ernak, Soleiman Pahlevani, Ankit, Sumit, Vishav Chaudhary
  • All-Rounders: Hadi Oshtorak
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Haryana

Haryana qualified for the playoffs twice in their 3 seasons, but is yet to reach the final. This can be their year.

  • Raiders: Akshay Kumar, Ashish, Vikash Kandola (C), Mohammad Esmaeil, Vinay
  • Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Surender Nada, Chand Singh, Rajesh Gurjar
  • All-Rounders: Shrikant Tewtia, Vikas Jaglan, Hamid Mirzaei Nader, Ajay Ghanghas, Rajesh Narwal, Rohit Guilia

Jaipur

Winners of the inaugural season back in 2014, Jaipur have invested heavily in big players this season. Only time will tell if these big names bring big wins to the team.

  • Raiders: Arjun Deshwal, Naveen,Amir Hossein Maleki, Amin Nosrati, Amit Nagar, Susheel Gulia
  • Defenders: Shaul Kumar, Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Amit, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Pavan TR, Elavarasan A, Sushil Gulia
  • All-Rounders: Deepak Niwas Hooda (C), Nitin Rawal, Sachin Narwal

Patna

3-time winners Patna have missed out on the playoffs in the last 2 seasons. They would like to qualify and grab a 4th title this season.

  • Raiders: Monu, Mohit, Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan, Jangkun Lee, Prashanth Kumar Rai (C), Sachin, Guman Singh, Monu Goyat, Selvamani K
  • Defenders: Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, Sourav Gulia, Sandeep, Shubham Shinde
  • All-Rounders: Sahil Mann, Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar, Daniel Omondi

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Pune

Pune is still looking for their first Kabaddi title. Let’s see if their 2021 squad is able to do it.

  • Raiders: Nitin Tomar (C), Rahul Chaudhari, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kumar Kadian, Vishwas S, Mohit Goyat, Akash Sinde, Aslam Inamdar, Shubham Shelke
  • Defenders: Vishal Bhardwaj, Hadi Tajik, Baldev Singh, Sombir, Karamvir, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav, Sanket Sawant, Sourav Kumar, Abinesh Nadarajan
  • All-Rounders: E Subash, Victor Onyango Obiero, Govind Gurjar

Tamil

Tamil has struggled and finished last in all of their 3 seasons played, winning just 15 games in 68 matches played. These players will try to break the trend this season

  • Raiders: Manjeet, K. Prapanjan, Athul MS, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Bhavani Rajput, Asiri Alawathge
  • Defenders: PO Surjeet Singh Narwal (C), Himanshu, M. Abishek, Sagar, Mohammad Tuhin Tarafder, Sahil 
  • All-Rounders: Sourabh Tanaji Patil, Anwar Saheed Baba, Sagar B. Krishna, Santhapanaselvam

Telugu

Part of the league since 2014, Telugu have qualified for the playoffs 5 times. The team would expect its players to win their maiden title in 2021.

  • Raiders: Rakesh Gowda, Rajnish, Ankit Beniwal, Siddharth Desai, Hyunsu Park, Rohit Kumar (C)
  • Defenders: Manish, Akash Choudhary, Aakash Dattu Arsul, C. Arun, Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi, Sandeep, Surender Singh, Abe Tetsuro, Prince D
  • All-Rounders: Adarsh T, Amit Chauhan, G. Raju

Mumbai

Mumbai already have one title to its name, and are among the favorites to lay their hands on the  Season 8 trophy in 2021.

  • Raiders: Ajith V Kumar, Abhishek Singh, Navneet, Jashandeep Singh, Prathap S, Kamlesh
  • Defenders: Fazel Atrachali (C), Harendra Kumar, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ajeet, Rinku, Rahul Sethpal
  • All-Rounders: Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Pankaj, Ajinkya Kapre, Ashish Kumar

UP

UP joined the league in 2017 and have qualified for the next round in all its 3 seasons. These players would like to take the team all the way this time around.

  • Raiders: Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal, Md. Masud Karim, Mohammad Taghi Paein Mahali, Shrikant Jadhav, Sahil, Gulveer Singh, Ankit, Rohit Tomar, James Kamweti, Aman Hooda
  • Defenders: Nitesh Kumar (C), Gaurav Kumar, Aashish Nagar, Sumit, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar
  • All-Rounders: Gurdeep, Nitin Panwar, Bintu Narwal  

India Kabaddi League 2021: Live streaming details

The Kabaddi League 2021 will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network TV channels, and will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.

Channels List: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Maa Gold and Star Suvarna Plus

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