Bengal Warriors Team Analysis For PKL 9

Birthright Games & Entertainment Private Limited owned Bengal Warriors team won the trophy in season seven of Pro Kabaddi League. They were knocked out from league stage in PKL 8. The team retained Maninder Singh, Rinku narwal, Ravindra Kumawat and Esmaeil Nabibakhsh for season 8. Maninder Singh is the captain of this team and coach K Baskaran will train the team. Bengal will take on Haryana Steelers on 8th October.

22 players will be part of the Bengal Warriors in PKL 9.

Bengal Warriors Squad in PKL 9:

Maninder Singh (Captain), Manoj Gowda K, Akash Pikalmunde, Suyog Baban Gaikar, R Guhan, Parshant Kumar, Vaibhav Bhausaheb Garje, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Ajinkya Kapre, Girish Maruti Ernak, Shrikant Jadhav, Soleiman Pahlevani, Aslam Saja Mohamed Thambi, Ashish Kumar Sangwan, Vinod Kumar, Balaji D, Parveen Satpal, Amit Sheoran, Surender Nada, Sakthivel R, Shubham Shinde, Rohit

Complete Analysis:


Captain Maninder Singh will be team’s primary raider. His captainship & raiding both were beneficial for the team. Maninder picked up 262 raid points in season 8. Shrikant Jadhav will be the second raider. Akash Pikalmunde can also be seen raiding in case of no results or injury to both of them. Also Suyog Gaikar, R Guhan, Parshant Kumar, Aslam Thambi may be the substitutes.


Left corner Girish Ernak had put an amazing defensive show (46 tackle points in 19 matches) for Gujarat Giants in PKL 8. Right corner Shubham Shinde will be seen playing for the team. Amit Sheoran, Surender Nada are also there. Bengal has a lot of options in the defense. Other players like Parveen Sethpal, Soleiman Pahlevani, Sakthivel R, Vaibhav Garje can be substitutes in defense.


Deepak Niwas Hooda might concentrate on his raiding  more. Ashish Sangwan & Balaji D who prominently plays in defense can be given the chance for the same. Vinod Kumar, Ajinkya Kapre, Rohit, Manoj Gowda also may be given an opportunity if things do not go well.

Maninder Singh is expected to have much needed support in raiding since Bengal has bought experienced supportive raiders. The team’s defensive side looks great on the paper there is a lack of experienced left cover. If the team works on this point there will not be any difficulty in regaining the title.

Possible Starting 7 for Bengal Warriors in initial matches of PKL Season 9:

Right Corner – Shubham Shinde

Right In – Shrikant Jadhav

Right Cover – Ashish Sangwan

Center – Maninder Singh

Left Cover – Balaji D

Left In – Deepak Niwas Hooda

Left Corner – Girish Ernak