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Pro Kabaddi 2019: 3 debutants who have impressed thus far

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Modified 15 Aug 2019, 17:33 IST
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#2 Vinay (Haryana Steelers)

Vinay has been terrific for Haryana Steelers this season
Vinay has been terrific for Haryana Steelers this season

Having been signed up as part of the 'New Young Player' category in the auctions, Vinay has formed an integral part of Haryana Steelers' campaign so far. For a team that was dealt a huge blow with Prashant Kumar Rai's injury, Vinay has managed to fill in the big shoes in the initial part of this tournament.

Despite being utilized as a third-choice raider after Vikas Khandola and Naveen, Vinay has already picked up 29 points this season and although he does not have a Super-10 to his name until now, that is mainly because of the limited number of raids that he puts in every game.

While his numbers do not paint a pretty picture, the youngster has proved his worth in the Do or Die raids and has done well to chip in with a few points under pressure.


#1 Mohammad Nabibaksh (Bengal Warriors)

Mohammad Nabibakhsh has proved his worth as an all-rounder for the Warriors
Mohammad Nabibakhsh has proved his worth as an all-rounder for the Warriors

Going by the rate at which Iranian all-rounder Mohammad Nabibaksh has contributed on both fronts, it would not be a surprise if he finishes as the best all-rounder from PKL 7. The impact of the Iranian has been such that the Bengal Warriors suddenly look like a threatening side which could go all the way and win the title in this edition.

Bengal invested ₹77.75 lakhs to procure the services of Nabibakhsh in the auctions and the Iranian has proved his worth by picking up 44 points from seven games till now, with 35 raid points and 9 tackle points.

More importantly, Nabibaksh's good show on the raiding front has allowed Maninder Singh and K Prapanjan to play with more freedom on the mat which has, in turn, helped the team's cause. Nabibaksh has often chipped in with tackle points too which has made him a reliable all-rounder for Bengal Warriors, in only his debut PKL season.

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Published 15 Aug 2019, 17:33 IST
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