PKL 2021 Auction Top Bids: Which allrounder or Overseas player will leave his mark in this Season?
– Saiprasad Kagne
PKL Auction ended on August 31 where all the 12 teams tried their best to build strong enough squad. However, some franchises preferred to buy experienced players while other franchises invested more in youngsters.
In this article, we will have a look at top bids in remaining department i.e. Allrounders and Overseas through an analysis.
Here, it is observed that in the allrounders department these were the highest bids. As we all know, allrounders are the ones who has the ability to score points by raid and defense as well which might change the context of the game anytime. Sandeep Narwal (60 lakhs), one of the most experienced player in PKL history bought by Dabang Delhi, finalist of last season. As they missed to lift the trophy last season and in order to pass that final hurdle Sandeep’s role will be very crucial his season.
On the other hand, Rohit Gulia (83 lakhs) bought by Haryana Steelers to strengthen their allrounders department by filling with quality and experienced player like him. His role will be to score points more consistently and to release the pressure from other 2 departments. Deepak Hooda, bought by his previous franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers by again showing trust on him to replicate his past performances his year.
Here, we can see all above players are highest bids from overseas players across all days of auction. Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (31 lakhs) bought by Patna Pirates to strengthen their allrounders unit. He represented Iran in the Dubai Kabaddi Masters in 2018 and also is an Gold medalist in 2019 Jr. World Kabaddi Championships. His huge international experience will surely benefit the franchise in winning cause most of the times.
On the other hand, Jangkun Lee (20.50 lakhs) also bought by Patna Pirates to contribute the team in raiding unit. His ability to finish the raid within 20-22 seconds will definitely benefit the team in terms of more raids and eventually more points as well. Abozar Mighani (30.50 lakhs) bought by Bengal Warriors the campion of last season. As his countrymate Nabibakhsh is already present in the squad, it will help the franchise in good way.