Haryana Steelers Team Analysis for PKL 8

JSW Sports, sports subsidiary of famous steel making company JSW, owns Haryana Steelers. The team was able to reach playoffs in last season. For the upcoming season of Pro Kabaddi League Vikash Kandola, Vinay, Vikas Chhillar, Chand Singh were kept in the squad. Former Indian Kabaddi team skipper Rakesh Kumar coaches this team. Under the captainship of ace raider Vikash Kandola, Haryana Steelers will play against three times champion Patna Pirates on 23rd December.

15 players are in Haryana Steelers team.

Haryana Steelers Squad in PKL 8:

Akshay Kumar, Ashish, Mohammad Esmaeil, Vikash Kandola, Vinay, Ravi Kumar, Chand Singh, Rajesh Gurjar, Surender Nada, Ajay, Hamid Nadar, Rajesh Narwal, Rohit Gulia, Shrikant Tewathia, Vikas Jaglan

Complete Analysis:


Team consists of 5 raiders. Skipper Vikash Kandola will be expecting to continue his good form. In PKL 7 he was able to take 190 raid points. He will be supported by Iranian raider Mohammd Esmaeil who was very impressive in his first season with Patna Pirates. He 39 raid points in season 7. Vinay, Akshay Kumar and Ashish are also in the team.


4 defenders will guard the team. Ankle hold master Surender Nada will mark his comeback after 2 seasons. Ravi Kumar will be seen playing at right cover position. Chand Singh, Rajesh Gurjar can get opportunity if things do not go well. Nada will have to set the defense combination as he is the only experienced defender here.


6 all-rounders are in the team. Rajesh Narwal is expected to be part of team’s defense while Rohit Gulia might be seen raiding more for the team. Coach can try Ajay, Hamid Nadar, Shrikant Tewathia and Vikas Jaglan too.

Except Skipper Vikash Kandola in raiding and Surender Nada in defense the team looks quiet unexperienced. Still only results will tell how the coach Rakesh Kumar has trained the team.

Possible Starting 7 for Haryana Steelers in initial matches of PKL Season 8:

Right Corner – Rajesh Narwal

Right In – Rohit Gulia

Right Cover – Ravi Kumar

Center – Vikash Kandola

Left Cover – Vikas Jaglan

Left In – Mohammad Esmaeil

Left Corner – Surender Nada