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Top 5 Must-Watch Elite Retained Players in PKL 2023

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In every sport, the management strives to keep their top-performing athletes from the prior season for the upcoming one, and the same principle holds true for Pro Kabaddi. In PKL, teams aim to strike the right balance through strategic permutations and combinations. Franchises prioritize retaining players based on their previous season’s performances, with the goal of maintaining continuity. Keep an eye on these Elite Retained Players (ERPs) in PKL 2023.

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Some of the retained players seamlessly pick up where they left off, living up to their reputation. These key players often serve as the backbone of their teams, and the overall success of the team is closely tied to the performance of these stalwarts on the mat. As Pro Kabaddi Season 10 approaches, teams have secured the services of some of their Elite Retained Players.

Elite Retained Players in PKL 2023

Arjun Deshwal | Jaipur Pink Panthers

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Arjun Deshwal emerged as the standout raider for the reigning champions, Jaipur Pink Panthers, in the previous season. The Most Valuable Player from the last edition had an unforgettable season. He amassed an impressive 296 raid points, making him the highest among all players. Deshwal effectively alleviated the pressure on his fellow raiders, spearheading the team’s offensive efforts. His commanding presence in attack persisted throughout the campaign, making him not only the top scorer in raid points for Season 9 but also the player with the most Super 10s (17) last year. His unwavering consistency is poised to be a crucial asset for his team in the upcoming season.

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Pardeep Narwal | U.P. Yoddhas

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Pardeep Narwal, renowned as the Dubki King, played a crucial role in leading the offensive front for the U.P. Yoddhas in the previous PKL season. Concluding the tournament with an impressive tally of 220 raid points, he emerged as a pivotal figure in the Yoddhas. With an average of 10 raid points per match, Pardeep Narwal willingly assumed the responsibility of spearheading the attack during challenging moments. His reputation for delivering powerhouse performances in raiding situations anticipates an entertaining display in the forthcoming season.


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Sachin | Patna Pirates

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Sachin emerged as an indomitable presence for the Pirates during Season 9, establishing himself as the premier raider for the Patna Pirates with an impressive tally of 176 raid points. This talismanic raider exhibited exceptional prowess in challenging situations, accumulating 67 do-or-die raid points, the highest among all raiders in the previous season. Sachin consistently served as the team’s mainstay, coming to the forefront whenever they needed to revive a player. With his graceful and impactful performance on the mat at the peak of his abilities, he is poised to once again play a crucial role for the Pirates in PKL Season 10.

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Sunil Kumar | Jaipur Pink Panthers

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Sunil Kumar, the victorious captain of Season 9 PKL, possesses extensive experience in the realm of Pro Kabaddi. Demonstrating formidable defensive skills, he played a pivotal role for the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the previous season. Earned the distinction of being the top cover defender with an impressive tally of 64 tackle points. Leading by example, Sunil not only guided the team but also provided opportunities and instilled confidence in the younger players to showcase their skills on the mat. Widely acknowledged as one of the premier captains in the history of Pro Kabaddi, Sunil is poised to play a crucial role once again in Jaipur Pink Panthers’ quest for a title defense in Season 10.

Rinku | U Mumba

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In the last season, Rinku emerged as an Elite Retained Players for U Mumba. He accumulated an impressive tally of 59 tackle points and effectively silencing opposition raiders. Stepping into the leadership role in the absence of Surinder Singh, Rinku performed admirably as the team’s captain. His contribution was further highlighted by securing seven Super Tackles, placing him among the top 5 defenders with the most Super Tackle points in Pro Kabaddi Season 9. Anticipated to continue playing a pivotal role in the Mumboys’ defense, Rinku is poised to make a significant impact in the upcoming season.


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