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PKL 10: Defending Champions Jaipur Pink Panthers Ready To Bounce Back, Check Probable Playing 7 Against Bengal Warriors

The defending champions and the inaugural champions of the Pro Kabaddi League, the Jaipur Pink Panthers, began their journey in season 10 of the league with a loss. In their match against Puneri Paltan, the Jaipur Pink Panthers came four points short as they lost the match with a scoreline of 33-37. They will now face the Bengal Warriors on Thursday, December 7, 2023, who won their first game of the season.

The Jaipur Pink Panthers were the quietest team during the auction, as they bought all their players at base price, having already retained their core team from last season. The Jaipur franchise looks solid for another title as we have a look at their predicted starting 7 for the match against the Bengal Warriors:

1. Center: Arjun Deshwal

The best raider of season 9 of the PKL has started this season by scoring 17 points in the initial match, out of which 10 came from bonuses, which shows the exceptional skill set Arjun Deshwal has. Arjun would be keen on improving his point tally from last season.


2. Left Cover: Reza Mirbagheri

The Category C Iranian defender who was retained by the Jaipur Pink Panthers will be in the left cover position for them. Reza Mirbagheri did not score any points in the first game but will come along as the league progresses.

3. Right Cover: Sunil Kumar

The captain of the Jaipur Pink Panthers and one of the most promising defenders in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League, Sunil Kumar, will be in the right cover position for the Pink Panthers. Sunil Kumar took three tackle points in the first game of the season, out of which two came from a super tackle.

4. Left Corner: Ankush

Ankush, who is a NYP player in the Pro Kabaddi League, had a sensational season in which he scored the most (89) tackle points and was the best defender. This performance led the Jaipur Pink Panthers to retain this fantastic left-corner defender.

5. Right Corner: Sahul Kumar

Another really good defender who is a part of the Jaipur roster is Sahul Kumar. He successfully took 56 tackle points last time around, and as a result, he is once again playing in that right corner position for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.

6. Left In: V. Ajith

Playing the role of a support raider to Arjun Deshwal, V. Ajith will be playing as a left raider in this Jaipur Pink Panthers franchise. Ajith is another talented player who was retained by the management, and he took five raid points in the opening encounter.


7. Right In: Rahul Chaudhari

Rahul Chaudhari, one of the most veteran raiders in the league and the poster boy of the PKL during its initial years, will be donning the Jaipur Pink Panthers’ jersey once again in his PKL career.

Predicted Starting 7 of the Jaipur Pink Panthers against the Bengal Warriors: Arjun Deshwal, Reza Mirbagheri, Sunil Kumar (c), Ankush, Sahul Kumar, V. Ajith, and Rahul Chaudhari. The Jaipur team had a good outing in the opening game but fell just short of a victory. They will be ready to go once again on the mat and show why they are the defending champions.