This is what Bengal Warriors Squad looks like for the 8th season of PKL
– Ambrish Upadhyay
Bengal Warriors, the champions of PKL 7 made some interesting retentions & releases before season 8 auction. The defending champions retained their captain Maninder Singh, the Iranian all-rounder Moein Nabibakhsh, Ravindra Kumawat & Rinku Narwal while they released some of their key players who played an important role in their title victory:-Baldev Singh (66 tackle points in PKL 7) , Jeeva Kumar (39 tackle points in PKL 7).
The raiding department is looking pretty strong under the presence of Maninder Singh, Sukesh Hegde & Moein Nabibakhsh. Maninder despite having injuries managed to score 205 raid points in PKL 7 , while Nabibakhsh also managed to cross the 100 points mark in his debut season, Sukesh who was roped in through FBM card also played his part well in PKL 7 scoring 61 raid points.
Bengal Warriors have included some exciting talents to their squad to strengthen their raiding department :- Sumit Singh who was the part of Bengaluru bulls till season 7 will be the part of Bengal Warriors in PKL 8 , The top scorer for Vidarbha in senior nationals Akash Pikalmunde will also be the part of warriors in PKL 8. The well known face of the PKL Rishank Devadiga who has scored more than 600 raid points in PKL will also be the part of Bengal Warriors in PKL 8.
The defence is also looking strong on paper under the presence of Abozar Mighani, Rinku Narwal, Darshan J & Sachin Vittala who have already proved their worth in past seasons.
The inclusion of Iranian Powerhouse Abozar Mighani will boost the confidence of the defence unit to the next level. Abozar have scored 160 tackle points so far in PKL since his debut in PKL season 5.
Bengal have also included the local talent from Karnataka Manoj Gowda who can be a X factor for the team if utilised well. Manoj plays as an all-rounder.
The management have made a balanced squad yet again in the auction & are looking the strong contenders of the Trophy again.