Gujarat Giants Team Analysis for PKL 8
Adani Wilmar Limited owned PKL franchise Gujarat Giants is known for giving chances to young players. Two times runners up team was not able to cross group stage in Pro Kabaddi League season 7. The team management retained Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ankit, Sumit and Harmanjit Singh. Coach Manpreet Singh and Skipper Sunil Kumar will be looking forward to change this. Gujarat Giants will start their PKL 8 journey by playing against Jaipur Pink Panthers on 23rd December.
Giants have got a huge squad with a total of 22 players.
Gujarat Giants K.C. Squad in PKL 8:
Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Ajay Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Gaur, Harmanjit Singh, Harshit Yadav, Maninder Singh, Pardeep Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Rakesh Sungroya, Rathan K, Sohit Malik, Sonu Singh, Sunil Kumar, Ravesh Bhainswal, Girish Ernak Ravinder Pahal, Ankit, Davinder Amar, Sumit, Vishay Chaudhary, Soleman Pahleivani.
12 raiders are in there in the team. Mahendra Ganesh Rajput who played outstandingly for this team in PKL 5, is making a comeback in PKL 8. He is supposed to be their prime raider. Ajay Kumar will be supportive raider to him. The team has plenty of options in raiding like Bhuvneshwar Gaur, Harmanjit Singh, Harshit Yadav, Maninder Singh, Pardeep Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Rakesh Sungroya, Rathan K, Sohit Malik, Sonu Singh.
9 defenders are part of the squad. A new defensive partnership will be seen in PKL. Left corner Girish Ernak and right corner Ravinder Pahal will be guarding the team Gujarat. Girish scored 35 points for Puneri Paltan and Ravinder Pahal was able to pick up 63 points in PKL 7. Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal are with the team since its inception. This duo is considered as one of the dangerous duo due to their skills. Apart from this Ankit, Davinder Amar, Sumit, Vishay Chaudhary, Soleman Pahleivani defenders are in the team.
Only 1 all-rounder is in the team. Iranian Hadi Oshtorak might be used as a raider in the team. He is one of the successful Iranian players of PKL.
Gujarat Giants has always given preference to the young talent. While team’s defense look balanced this team surely lacks experience on the raiding side.
Possible Starting 7 for Gujarat Giants in initial matches of PKL Season 8:
Right Corner – Girish Ernak
Right In – Ajay Kumar
Right Cover – Sunil Kumar
Center – Mahendra Ganesh Rajput
Left Cover – Parvesh Bhainswal
Left In – Hadi Oshtorak
Left Corner – Ravinder Pahal