Haryana who have a splendid tradition of top notch performances in the Mens Snior Kabaddi nationals over the years are sending a completely revamped squad to the 66th Senior Nationals this year.
Last year, in the 65th Senior Nationals, the Haryana Squad lost in the semifinals to the eventual runners up, Services. However in the tight quarterfinals where the eventually beat the Deepak Hooda led Rajasthan squad it was the veterans Anup Kumar & Manjeet Chillar who bailed the team out.
This year both these stalwarts aren't playing the senior Nationals. Anup Kumar of course announced his retirement mid way through the PKL 6 season.
The Haryana squad this year has Surender Nada as Captain (reprising his role for his PKL team Haryana Steelers) and Pardeep Narwal back playing for Haryana after last year, where he very surprisingly played for Uttarakhand.
With Surender Nada just coming back from an Injury, No Manjeet Chillar, No Anup Kumar, No coach Ashan Kumar and no Ravinder Pahal it will be a very different Haryana squad at the tournament this year.
The tournament is schedule to start on the 28th January, 2019 and if Haryana are to make it to the finals they definitely have their task cut out