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Nitesh Kumar
Nitesh Kumar
COUNTRY
India
POSITION
Right Corner
CATEGORY
Defender
CURRENT TEAM
UP Yoddha
TEAMS PLAYED FOR
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BIO STATS FORM AUCTION

Nitesh Kumar is an Indian professional Kabaddi player born on 12th August 1997. Born into a family of Kabaddi enthusiasts, he was introduced to the sport by his father. His father is a well respected and experienced Kabaddi coach who was Nitesh's first mentor. Nitesh started playing from a very young age under his father's coaching and soon weent on to become one of the top players in his age group.

Nitesh Kumar Pro Kabaddi Career

Nitesh was a part of the ‘Future Kabaddi Heroes’ program of the PKL.  By the 3rd phase of FKHP,  he was added into the New Young Player's group for VIVO Pro Kabaddi League’s fifth season auctions. Owing to his previous performances outside Pro Kabaddi, he was drafted into PKL and was bought by UP Yoddha in PKL Season 5 Auction.

In his debut season itself, he showcased his capabilities and made sure everyone took notice of UP Yoddha’s new strong right corner defender. He made his debut against Telugu Titans and went on to score a High 5 in his first-ever PKL match. He was the top UP Yoddha defender that season and scored 47 tackle points.

During Pro Kabaddi Season 6, Nitesh became the first player to score 100 tackle points in one season as the youngster finished as the top defender of the league. His record remains intact with no other player coming that close to scoring 100 tackle points in one season. He also scored eight High 5s that season to lead the way there as well. For his fantastic performance, he was named as the 'Best Defender of the Season'.

Nitesh Kumar UP Yoddha Captain

Nitesh was seen as a real threat by the raiders and that made him one of the difficult defenders to pass through. He had grown a lot in his first two seasons and was honored with the captaincy position of UP Yoddha in PKL Season 7.

Not only did he successfuly lead the team to the play-offs, Nitesh finished as the third best defender of the season with 75 tackle points from 23 matches, which included 8 Super Tackles and 6 High 5s.

Raiding Career Tackling Career
Matches Played 74
Total Raids 12
Raid Points 3
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 79.03
Avg. Out Rate (%) 83.33
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 83.33
Effective Points -6
Matches Played 74
Main Tackles 368
Tackle Points 230
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 82.32
Avg. Out Rate (%) 41.57
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 66.57
Avg. Success Assists (%) 56
Team Played SS
Matches Played 7
Total Raids 2
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 70.05
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 100
Effective Points 1
Team Played SS
Matches Played 7
Total Tackles 32
Tackle Points 20
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 72.01
Avg. Out Rate (%) 44.6
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) -
Team Played UP
Matches Played 23
Total Raids 2
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 83.76
Avg. Out Rate (%) 100
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 100
Effective Points -5
Team Played UP
Matches Played 23
Total Tackles 117
Tackle Points 77
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 87.34
Avg. Out Rate (%) 41.43
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 20
Team Played UP
Matches Played 25
Total Raids 6
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 79.11
Avg. Out Rate (%) 50
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 50
Effective Points -2
Team Played UP
Matches Played 25
Total Tackles 152
Tackle Points 98
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 82.96
Avg. Out Rate (%) 36.22
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 27
Team Played UP
Matches Played 19
Total Raids 2
Raid Points -
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 76.5
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Effective Points -
Team Played UP
Matches Played 19
Total Tackles 67
Tackle Points 35
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 1504.52
Avg. Out Rate (%) 48.57
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 9
Recent 5 Top 5
Match Raid Raid Points / Total Raids Tckl Tackle Points / Main Tackles Rank T'mnt
SS  vs  RS (27  -  29)
0
0
11/15
67 SN (M)
SS  vs  UP (49  -  31)
0
4/6
4/18
67 SN (M)
SS  vs  KA (54  -  23)
0
2/4
10/22
67 SN (M)
SS  vs  UK (43  -  14)
0
4/4
2/20
67 SN (M)
SS  vs  PB (34  -  22)
1/1
6/7
1/16
67 SN (M)
Match Raid Raid Points / Total Raids Tckl Tackle Points / Main Tackles Rank Year
UP  vs  BB (45  -  48)
0
8/7
2/19
Oct 2019
UP  vs  UM (34  -  29)
0
8/10
1/17
Dec 2018
UP  vs  HS (37  -  30)
0
8/11
1/19
Sep 2019
UP  vs  JP (28  -  45)
1/2
6/6
2/18
Nov 2018
UP  vs  BW (32  -  29)
0
7/6
1/18
Sep 2019
Tournament Team Price Status
Pro Kabaddi Season 7 UP Yoddha 37.50 L RETAINED

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