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Kabaddi League Team

    • Bengal
    • Bengaluru
    • Delhi
    • Jaipur
    • Patna
    • Puneri
    • Telugu
    • Mumba
    • Gujarat
    • UP
    • Tamil
    • Haryana

Indian Kabaddi League : The History

The Indian Kabaddi League is a multi-franchise professional Kabaddi tournament based in India, played by twelve teams representing different regions of India. The first edition of the league took place in 2014 with 8 teams. It has led to the rise of kabaddi game and fantasy kabaddi also.

Indian Kabaddi season 8 was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is scheduled to commence on 22 December 2021. Despite fewer well-known kabaddi players, it has developed into a big commercial success and has attracted a wide variety of rural and metropolitan viewers over the years. Maninder Singh, Anup Kumar, Rohit Kumar, and Deepak Hooda are some of the household names nowadays.

As the start of the new season approaches nearer, let’s take a look at the league’s history, the teams, winners and much more. So, start your “KABADDI KABADDI” chant and cheer for your favorite kabaddi team.

Indian Kabaddi League Format

Each team plays with each other twice in a round-robin format in the group stage. After the group stage, the top six teams in the points table qualify for play-offs. The format for play-offs is slightly different from the direct knockout format.

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Indian League Kabaddi 2021 Schedule

The Indian Kabaddi League 2021 will start on 22nd of December, and the first part is scheduled to end on 20th of January. The games have a start time of 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM IST.

The Kabaddi 2021 auction for the upcoming season was conducted on August 29-31 in Mumbai. Time table of the season’s second half of the tournament is expected by mid-January.

Sr. No Match Date Time Location
1 Bengaluru vs. Mumbai Wednesday, December 22, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
2 Telugu vs. Tamil Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
3 Bengal vs. U.P. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:30 PM Bengaluru
4 Gujarat vs. Jaipur Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
5 Delhi vs. Pune Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
6 Haryana vs. Patna Thursday, December 23, 2021 9:30 PM Bengaluru
7 Mumbai vs. Delhi Friday, December 24, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
8 Tamil vs. Bengaluru Friday, December 24, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
9 Bengal vs. Gujarat Friday, December 24, 2021 9:30 PM Bengaluru
10 Patna vs. U.P. Saturday, December 25, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
11 Pune vs. Telugu Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
12 Jaipur vs. Haryana Saturday, December 25, 2021 9:30 PM Bengaluru
13 Gujarat vs. Delhi Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
14 Bengaluru vs. Bengal Sunday, December 26, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
15 Tamil vs. Mumbai Monday, December 27, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
16 U.P. vs. Jaipur Monday, December 27, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
17 Pune vs. Patna Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
18 Telugu vs. Haryana Tuesday, December 28, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
19 Delhi vs. Bengal Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
20 U.P. vs. Gujarat Wednesday, December 29, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
21 Jaipur vs. Mumbai Thursday, December 30, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
22 Haryana vs. Bengaluru Thursday, December 30, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
23 Tamil vs. Pune Friday, December 31, 2021 7:30 PM Bengaluru
24 Patna vs. Bengal Friday, December 31, 2021 8:30 PM Bengaluru
25 Mumbai vs. U.P. Saturday, January 01, 2022 17:30 PM Bengaluru
26 Bengaluru vs. Telugu Saturday, January 01, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
27 Delhi vs. Tamil Saturday, January 01, 2022 9:30 PM Bengaluru
28 Gujarat vs. Haryana Sunday, January 02, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
29 Pune vs. Bengaluru Sunday, January 02, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
30 Bengal vs. Jaipur Monday, January 03, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
31 Telugu vs. Patna Monday, January 03, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
32 Haryana vs. Mumbai Tuesday, January 04, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
33 U.P. vs. Tamil Tuesday, January 04, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
34 Pune vs. Gujarat Wednesday, January 05, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
35 Delhi vs. Telugu Wednesday, January 05, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
36 Patna vs. Tamil Thursday, January 06, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
37 Bengaluru vs. Jaipur Thursday, January 06, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
38 Bengal vs. Haryana Friday, January 07, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
39 Jaipur vs. Pune Friday, January 07, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
40 U.P. vs. Delhi Saturday, January 08, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
41 Mumbai vs. Telugu Saturday, January 08, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
42 Gujarat vs. Patna Saturday, January 08, 2022 9:30 PM Bengaluru
43 Pune vs. Bengal Sunday, January 09, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
44 Bengaluru vs. U.P Sunday, January 09, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
45 Tamil vs. Haryana Monday, January 10, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
46 Jaipur vs. Delh Monday, January 10, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
47 Patna vs. Mumbai Tuesday, January 11, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
48 Telugu vs. Gujarat Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
49 Haryana vs. U.P. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
50 Delhi vs. Bengaluru Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
51 Bengal vs. Tamil Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
52 Mumbai vs. Pune Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
53 Jaipur vs. Patna Friday, January 14, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
54 Gujarat vs. Bengaluru Friday, January 14, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
55 Haryana vs. Delhi Saturday, January 15, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
56 U.P. vs. Telugu Saturday, January 15, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
57 Mumbai vs. Bengal Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:30 PM Bengaluru
58 Tamil vs. Jaipur Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
59 Patna vs. Bengaluru Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
60 Pune vs. U.P. Monday, January 17, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
61 Telugu vs. Bengal Monday, January 17, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
62 Delhi vs. Patna Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
63 Gujarat vs. Mumbai Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
64 Haryana vs. Pune Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru
65 Jaipur vs. Telugu Wednesday, January 19, 2022 8:30 PM Bengaluru
66 Tamil vs. Gujarat Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:30 PM Bengaluru

How to Play Indian Fantasy Kabaddi League on Howzat

Select a virtual team of real players by picking players from the two teams that are going to play the kabaddi match and compete with other participants. Your team scores points based on your players’ kabaddi skills and performance in the match.

Here are the steps on how to play Indian Kabaddi online on Howzat:

  • Step 1: Sign up/Register on our official website Howzat.com or download the fantasy app
  • Step 2: Select any match of your choice from the list of matches available on the app.
  • Step 3: Create a team of 7 players by selecting players from both the teams using the credit points provided.
  • Step 4: Choose your captain and vice-captain for the match and save the team.
  • Step 5: Pay entry fee and join any number of contests from the list available for the particular match.
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Know more in detail about How To Play Fantasy Kabaddi.

Indian Kabaddi League Points System

Getting the hang of the kabaddi skills and scoring system is crucial, and it helps you select the right players in your team. Once you understand the scoring system, half the battle is won!

  • Raiders score points on every successful raid. There are additional touch and bonus points for the raid and few others.
  • Defenders get points on every successful tackle. There are additional points for super tackle and few others.
  • A player will score negative points, in case he receives any card during the match and few other scenarios.

If you are a beginner, you should check out the fantasy kabaddi rules and the Howzat fantasy scoring system. With practice, you can easily become a highly skilled player.

Indian Kabaddi League Winning Tips

Millions of users play on the Howzat Indian Fantasy Kabaddi app. The  Indian Kabaddi League requires a good knowledge of players and analytical skills to win.

  • Research well before creating your team.
  • Go for a good mixture of experienced and new players in your team.
  • Choose your captain and vice captain wisely as they give your 2x and 1.5x points, respectively.
  • Follow latest news, and fantasy match predictions for a detailed analysis of the game, which includes the team previews, key players and probable 7, etc.

Read more such fantasy kabaddi tips on how to create your fantasy teams and maximize your chances of winning on the Indian kabaddi fantasy app

Indian Kabaddi League Past Winners

Over the past 7 seasons, multiple teams have got their hands on the prestigious Indian Kabaddi League trophy. Patna is the most successful side, winning the trophy 3 times while Jaipur, Mumba, Bengaluru and Bengal have been one-time winners.

Past Indian Kabaddi League Winners List

    • Season
    • Season 7 (2019)
    • Season 6 (2018)
    • Season 5 (2017)
    • Season 4 (2016)
    • Season 3 (2016)
    • Season 2 (2015)
    • Season 1 (2014)
    • Winners
    • Bengal
    • Bengaluru
    • Patna
    • Patna
    • Patna
    • Mumba
    • Jaipur
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Teams Participating in the India Kabaddi League 2021

There are a total of 12 kabaddi teams, representing different cities or regions of India, that compete against each other in the tournament. The teams are owned by popular Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons, industrialists and other big names of the business world.

FAQs: India Kabaddi League

What is the India Kabaddi League 2021 start date?

The India Kabaddi League 2021 will start on 22nd of December, and the first phase is scheduled to end on 20th of January 2022.

Why is the India Kabaddi League happening after a gap of two years?

The India Kabaddi League was postponed last year because of Covid-19, keeping in view the safety of all personnel involved.

Where to watch the 2021 India Kabaddi live matches?

You can watch the live telecast of all the India Kabaddi League 2021 matches on Star Sports channels on TV and on Hotstar App on your laptop/mobile phones.

How many players are there in a kabaddi team? How many can I select from each category?

There are 7 players in a kabaddi team. 3 to 5 players are named as substitutes. You can select from 3 categories of players - raiders, all-rounders and defenders - as follows:

    • Category
    • Raider
    • All-Rounder
    • Defender
    • Minimum
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • Maximum
    • 3
    • 2
    • 4

You can have any number of combinations from the table above, within the minimum and maximum criteria. The total number of players must be 7 and credits used should be 100 or less.

Is Kabaddi the national game of India?

India does not have a national game. Hockey, kabaddi and cricket are sometimes given the title of the national sport of India.

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Kabaddi League Team

    • Bengal
    • Bengaluru
    • Delhi
    • Jaipur
    • Patna
    • Puneri
    • Telegu
    • Mumba
    • Gujarat
    • UP
    • Tamil
    • Haryana