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Pro Kabaddi League 2023: Top 5 New Young Players (NYP) to Watch in PKL 10

As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gears up for its 10th season, anticipation and excitement are at an all-time high. PKL Season 10 will start on 2 December 2023. While seasoned players continue to dominate the spotlight, the emergence of young talents adds an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming season.

New Young Players (NYP) To Make Significant Impact in PKL 10

1. Gagan Gowda (UP Yoddhas): A Raider on the Rise

UP Yoddhas, known for its formidable raiding lineup, introduces Gagan Gowda as a promising addition to the squad. Amidst renowned raiders like Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill, Gowda's selection reflects the team's focus on nurturing young talent. As a backup raider, Gowda's agility and knack for scoring under pressure make him one to watch. If given consistent opportunities, the young raider could shine as a valuable asset for UP Yoddha.

2. Vaibhav Balasaheb Kamble (Puneri Paltan): Defensive Dynamo

Puneri Paltan boasts a seasoned defensive lineup, and in the mix is Vaibhav Kamble, a left-corner defender. Despite the team's array of experienced defenders, Kamble's inclusion signals a strategic move by Puneri Paltan. With the stalwart Shadloui in the lineup, providing Kamble with opportunities could prove fruitful. As a young defender, Kamble's tenacity and skill set positions him as a potential game-changer for Puneri Paltan.


3. Abhijeet Malik (Jaipur Pink Panthers): A Raider in the Making

Jaipur Pink Panthers secured the services of Abhijeet Malik during the auction, adding depth to their raiding arsenal. As a backup raider, Malik's performance in the upcoming season remains to be seen. His selection indicates Jaipur's commitment to fostering young talent, and fans will be eager to witness Malik's raiding prowess during PKL 10.

4. Himmat Antil (Dabang Delhi): A Rising Star

Dabang Delhi, the champions of the 8th season, welcomed Himmat Antil into their ranks. Antil, a promising young player with a commendable domestic record, is set to don the Delhi jersey. As a team that values skill and potential, Dabang Delhi's inclusion of Antil underscores their belief in his abilities. 

5. Naveen Kundu (Haryana Steelers): Strength in Young Strides

Haryana Steelers pin their hopes on the talented Naveen Kundu for PKL 10. Having been part of the team in the previous season, Kundu showcased his strength in limited opportunities, scoring 9 points. As he aims to secure a more prominent role, Kundu's versatility and impact on the left-corner position could make him a valuable asset for Haryana Steelers in the upcoming season.

As PKL 10 unfolds, these young guns are poised to carve their niche in the league's narrative. Their journey from emerging talents to potential game-changers adds an element of unpredictability to the season, keeping fans on the edge of their seats as they witness the next generation of kabaddi stars in action.